Academic Success Workshops

SupportNet offers dynamic workshops each semester that empower Fresno State students with valuable information and tools for life-long academic success! The co-curricular learning that students can access through the workshop series presents tremendous value including: introduction to college-level success techniques, recommendations to academic support software, as well as S.M.A.R.T goal-setting, note-taking, and time management strategies! We also utilize the workshops to empower the holistic well-being of students in areas such as motivation, stress management, and self-care. The items below include our Fall 2019 calendar of workshops, a drop-down menu with detailed descriptions for each workshop (including the date/time/location). Workshops are open to all Fresno State students and pre-registration is not necessary. Please bring your student ID number to ensure accuracy during the sign-in process upon entrance. Seating in the workshops is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis (as room capacity permits). 

Feel free to browse the Fall 2019 Academic Success Workshop calendar (below), and add any workshops of interest directly to your Google calendar from ours below! We look forward to seeing you there!  Also, follow us on Instagram @ fs_supportnet_workshops.

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Types of Academic Success Workshops  

Set, Follow, Achieve: S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting

This interactive workshop establishes an understanding of S.M.A.R.T goals - including how to set, monitor, and build in accountability to maintain persistence toward goal fulfillment.  Every student should expect to leave this workshop with at least 1 detailed S.M.A.R.T goal. 

Monday, September 16, 2019 - Library 2108 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Library 2108 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Motivation, Success, and You

This powerful workshop will examine the dynamics of motivation - including the roots that connect this intangible element to energize achievement and success.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Library 2206 (11:00am - 12:00pm) 

Monday, November 4, 2019 - Library 2206 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Note Taking and Textbook Navigation

This workshop provides great strategies and software for students struggling with noting information - including tips on how to identify what is important enough to note, techniques for note-taking, and how to organize notes to improve the recall of in-class and textbook material.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Library 3212 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Library 2206 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

A Time for Time Management

This interactive workshop addresses common issues that impact time management for many college students (i.e. procrastination and over-commitment) and introduces tools (including software applications) that can work to create a rhythm, routine, and empower a greater control of time.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Library 3212 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - Library 3212 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Choosing a Major

This workshop will introduce campus resources, career assessments, and more tools that are available to help students explore major options and narrow down the specific details from their interests to help determine a choice.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Library 2206 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Library 2206 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Memory and Concentration

This workshop is catered to improving memory, information processing, as well as identifying one's peak time of focus leading to stronger recall and study efficiency.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Library 2206 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - Library 2206 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Stress Management for Academic Success

Come participate in this workshop that features live demonstrations of various techniques that empower you to have more control over stress levels during the semester.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - Library 2206 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Library 3212 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Library 3212 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) 

Establishing College-Level Success Habits

This workshop builds student knowledge of methods, strategies, and resources for success by simulating realistic situations that strengthen resource navigation and academic problem-solving.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Library 2206 (11:00am - 12:00pm) 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Library 2206 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Executing a Winning Exam Game Plan

This workshop will help students develop an effective approach to study and prepare for success with various formats of exams including managing the pressure, stress, self-doubt and test anxiety that may accompany this critical point of the semester. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Library 3212 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Library 3212 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)



Methods for Improved Reading Comprehension

Interested in discovering how you can increase your ability to recall what you just read?  Has the amount of assigned reading or your interest in reading (especially for specific subjects) affected your comprehension?  This workshop will introduce methods that will challenge how you approach and process various types of reading to maximize your overall comprehension of the material.


My Journey to Resilience: The Everyday Faces of Uncommon Triumph

This inspiring workshop will feature a panel of students with amazing personal journeys that includes pivotal moments where resilience molded them into the leaders they are today.  Come hear their stories, reflective wisdom and participate in the Q&A session.



Discovering Your Learning Style 

This workshop will open up a wealth of insight into an individualized understanding of one's most effective means of learning through the VARK (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, Kinesthetic) assessment - including recommendations of how to apply the results towards an effective learning process.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Library 3212 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Monday, September 9, 2019 - Library 3212 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Fostering Success for Team-Based Projects

This workshop will feature interactive project-based learning scenarios where the objective is building student savvy in assignments and projects that involve working with group members - including understanding how to leverage qualities within the group for increased productivity, strategies for fostering inclusion, collaboration and accountability, group communication, and developing a realistic timeline for group members to complete the project.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Library 3212 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Library 3212 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

What's App-ening: Software Apps for Success

This workshop presents beneficial academic mobile applications for students to use in their everyday lives. The apps focus on studying effectively, managing time, and staying on task.



Me, Myself, & I: Self-Care

This workshop will introduce students to best practices, structured methods, and resources to help prioritize self-care and ensure a healthy work/life balance. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Library 3212 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) 

Roommates 101

This workshop is a collaborative effort between Fresno State's SupportNet Academic Coaching Office and the Off-Campus Student Life Program.  We plan to introduce strategies for building healthy roommate relationships centered on understanding emotional intelligence EQ in interpersonal relationships, establishing boundaries, initiating respectful communication, and balancing household contribution towards a mutually harmonious experience in shared living space. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Library 2206 (4:30pm - 6:00pm)


ASW Presentation Request Form

SupportNet's workshops provide valuable information and tools that connect students to life-long academic success! If you are interested in having our team conduct a presentation in your classroom, at a student training, or during a meeting for a student club or organization please fill out our request form below. We will be glad to assist!

Please click on the link below to submit the SupportNet Presentation Request Form. After the form has been submitted, a SupportNet Academic Coach will follow-up to confirm time/location/topic and any other presentation details.


Online Academic Success Workshop Information

Step 1: Click hyperlink for Fostering Success for Team-Based Projects video here 

Step 2: Complete Log-in/Qualtrics survey here including full name and Fresno State student ID number to earn workshop attendance credit.

Step 1: Click hyperlink for Establishing College Success Habits video here

Step 2: Complete Log-in/Qualtrics survey here including full name and Fresno State student ID number to earn workshop attendance credit.


For more information, please contact SupportNet at:

Phone: 559.278.8370




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