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 Spring 2020 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 Spring 2020 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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Workshop Topic Descriptions and Date/Time/Location  

Vision Board Creation: New Year, New Vision

This workshop aims to build a deeper understanding of one's self-concept and explore how establishing a vision of success is critical to accomplishment by providing the opportunity for students to create artistic representations of self-defined success.  Although we will provide supplies (and light refreshments), feel free to bring any photos or magazines that will personalize your vision board.  

Thursday, 1/23/20 (3:30pm - 4:30pm) @ HML 0102

Wednesday, 1/29/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 0102

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 having established at least 1 S.M.A.R.T goal. 

Thursday, 2/6/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 2206

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.

Wednesday, 3/25/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) @ USU 311

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.

Monday, 2/10/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

Wednesday, 3/11/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) @ USU 311

Tuesday, 3/17/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ USU 311

A Time for Time Management

This interactive workshop will address common issues that impact time management for many college students (i.e. procrastination and over-commitment) and introduces tools (including software applications) that can initiate steps towards creating a rhythm, routine, and empower the ability to maximize productivity in the use of time.

Tuesday, 2/18/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 2206

Monday, 2/24/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 2206

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.

Thursday, 3/5/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 2206

Wednesday, 4/1/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 3212

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, 2/13/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 3212

Wednesday, 2/19/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 3212

Friday, 3/27/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) online webinar via Zoom -

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.

Thursday, 2/20/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

Monday, 3/23/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) @ HML 3212

Thursday, 4/23/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

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.

Tuesday, 2/4/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

Friday, 2/7/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) online webinar via Zoom -

Wednesday, 2/12/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 2206

(Also available Spring 2020 via workshop video.  See link and directions for this workshop video below.)

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, 2/25/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 2206

Wednesday, 2/26/20 (12:30pm - 1:30pm) @ HML 3212

Friday, 2/28/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) online webinar via Zoom -

Tuesday, 4/28/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 2206

Wednesday, 4/29/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 3212

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.

(not currently scheduled for Spring 2020, but available to student clubs, organizations, classes etc. by request) 

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.

(not currently scheduled for Spring 2020, but available to student clubs, organizations, classes etc. by request) 

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.

Wednesday, 2/5/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 3212

Tuesday, 2/11/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 3212

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.

(Only available Spring 2020 via workshop video.  See link and directions for this workshop video below.)

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.

(not currently scheduled for Spring 2020, but available to student clubs, organizations, classes etc. by request)  

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. 

Tuesday, 3/10/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ USU 308

Monday, 3/16/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ USU 308 

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. 

(not currently scheduled for Spring 2020, but available to student clubs, organizations, classes etc. by request) 

Overcoming Self-Doubt and the Fear of Failure

This workshop will introduce a variety of techniques that empower students to shift thinking and perspectives that accompany self-doubt, negative self-talk, and fear of failure to lift up a more energized, motivated approach to thinking and action towards success.

Friday, 3/13/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) online webinar via Zoom -

Monday, 4/13/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ USU 308


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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