Academic Success Workshops

We offer a series of dynamic workshops each semester that center on the intangible skills that impact success for college students. The topics range from innovative study techniques and skill building, introduction to learning software, and how to take more control over the socio-emotional responses (stress, anxiety, motivation) which empower students through the informative, positive, and engaging approach to delivering these lessons on success building. Workshops are open to all Fresno State students and pre-registration is not necessary. Please bring your student ID to the workshop location so we can record your attendance. Workshops are on a first come, first serve basis (as room capacity permits). Please browse our Fall 2018 Academic Success Workshop calendar (below), and add the topics/dates/times/locations that are of interest to you from our Google calendar below:



Types of Academic Success Workshops  

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

This workshop will introduce the concept of S.M.A.R.T goals and teach how to set, progress towards, and achieve goals through engaging activity and group discussion.

Wednesday 9/5/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Library 3212

Tuesday 9/25/2018 from 12:00pm-1:00pm @ Library 3212

Motivation, Success, and You

This workshop features stories of triumph and resilience (including that from Fresno State students and staff) and how they were able to use motivation to fuel the journey to success.

Thursday 9/20/2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm @ Library 3212

Monday 10/22/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Library 2206

Note Taking and Textbook Navigation

For students that struggle noting information, this workshop will help identify what is important enough to note, techniques for noting, and best practices for how to utilize the various sections and features of your textbook in your studies.

Thursday 9/6/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Library 2108   

A Time for Time Management

Students will be introduced to methods for improved time management and will create a balanced schedule, explore the roots of procrastination, and helpful software applications.

Monday 9/17/2018 from 2:00pm-3:00pm @ Library 2206

Thursday 10/18/2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm @ Library 3212

Choosing a Major

Check out this workshop which introduces campus resources, career assessments, and other steps of major exploration that can help identify the ideal major and career path that best aligns with your career interests/talent.

Monday 10/15/2018 from 10:30am-11:30am @ Student Union 308

Tuesday 11/13/2018 from 10:00am-11:00am @ Student Union 309


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.

Monday 10/1/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Library 3212

Tuesday 11/27/2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm @ Library 3212

Stress Management for Academic Success

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

Wednesday 9/19/2018 from 10:00am-11:00am @ Library 3212

Thursday 10/4/2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm @ Library 3212

Establishing College-Level Success Habits

This workshop will introduce habits that have helped students minimize the impact of common challenges faced during the college experience to maximize success.

Tuesday 9/4/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Student Union 309

Monday 9/24/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Student Union 308


Exam Game Plan

This workshop will help students develop an effective approach to study and preparation for success on the various types of exams and tasks presented during midterms and finals.

Tuesday 10/2/2018 from 2:00pm-3:00pm @ Library 3212

Monday 11/26/2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Library 2206

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.

Tuesday 9/11/2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm @ Student Union 309

Wednesday 9/12/2018 from 1:30pm-2:30pm @ Student Union 311

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.

Tuesday 10/30/2018 from 12:00pm-1:00pm @ Library 3212 

How to Engage Effectively in your Learning Process

Interested in those small steps that can be taken to boost your drive, interest and engagement in the learning process - specifically for subject matter that doesn't pique your interest?  Come to this workshop!

Wednesday 10/10/2018 from 10:00am-11:00am @ Student Union 310

Practical Methods for Project-Based Team Success

Come participate in a fun project-based team learning activity where the objective is to build a greater understanding of managing group dynamics and maximizing success on team/group assignments.

Monday 10/8/2018 from 1:30pm-2:30pm @ Student Union 309

Tuesday 10/9/2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm @ Student Union 308

Overcoming Anxious Situations of the College Experience

Meeting new peers, participating in class discussion, working in groups of unfamiliar faces, classroom presentations, and more create so many anxious feelings amongst college students.  Come learn how you can build confidence and strategize towards overcoming these challenging situations of the college experience!

Thursday 9/13/2018 from 12:30pm-1:30pm @ Student Union 311


Online Academic Success Workshop Information

Step 1: Click Online Time Management Workshop and watch video (Coming October 2018)

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 Online Memory and Concentration Workshop and watch video (Coming October 2018)

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



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Phone: 559.278.8370




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