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College Success Seminars

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Program Description

College Success Seminars are sponsored by Academic Support Centers to provide skills and information that is beneficial to students striving to get the most out of their college experience.

The variety of subjects covered throughout the semester are focused around the tools students need to succeed that are not covered in the classroom.

Spring 2021 College Success & Financial Responsibility Seminar Schedule

Online College Success & Financial Responsibility Seminars


Working With a Mentor

Presented By: 

Dr. Shonta Smith - Associate Professor, Holmes Program Coordinator, University UI 100 Program Coordinator

Mentors often become lifelong friends and collaborators. Address how to find a mentor within your industry, discuss what to expect from this relationship, and explain how it can benefit both parties both short and long term. 

Location: ZOOM

When: March 31, 2021 12:00PM

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Financial Aid Basics

Presented By: 

Linda Williams - Manager - Student Services
Melissa Harper - SFS Coordinator

Financial Aid can be very confusing and sometimes overwhelming.  You don't need to be an expert, but you do need a basic understanding of college costs and financial aid.  This seminar will cover the basics of financial aid and general guidance for students.  We will provide an overview of the FAFSA, How and Where to Apply for Scholarships, Loan Limits and When and Where to Seek Help.   

Location: ZOOM

When: March 24, 2021 12:00PM

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Heuristics - More Than Meets the Eye

Presented by:

WyKeshia Atkins - Director of Learning Assistance Program
Will Atkins - Training and Development Manager

What are heuristics? Some of you may be applying this cognitive shortcut subconsciously. This presentation will define the components of heuristics, as well as shed light on how this approach can be problematic in social situations.

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Health & Wellness

Presented by:

Dr. Monica Kearney - Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation

Many of us frequently experience the connection between our state of mind and our physical health. Often, that comes in the form of mental stress impacting how we feel.  Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition. Obtaining an optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture personal responsibility for your own health. As you become conscious of your physical health, you can identify elements you are successful in as well as elements you would like to improve.  Having optimal levels of physical activity and maintaining proper nutrition is key to improving your overall emotional wellness. Not only will you sharpen your thinking and learning abilities, but you will also enhance your sense of self-esteem and self-control. 


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Secrets of a Successful Student

Presented by:

Sheanique Syms - Freshman, Business Administration Major
Jay Harris - Sophomore, Middle School Education Major
Ma'isah McMillan - Senior, Health Sciences: Pre-Physical Therapy Major

There are some things any student can do in order to improve his/her performance in college. This session covers a few of the “secrets” that successful students employ, even if the content seems impossible!


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