Skills Workshops


Below is the schedule for FALL quarter workshops at the Walla Walla campus. Online workshops are accessed via the TRIO Forum in Canvas; if you have questions about how to access them, please see your TRIO advisor for instructions. 

Sign up for specific skills workshops via the clipboards on Deb's desk. Students earn 1 TRiO buck for each completed in-person or online workshop. 

Workshop

Presenter

Date

Time

Room

Format

Balancing Life & School      Balancing school and life- Didn't think college was going to be this hard? Is it becoming difficult to balance school with everything else going on in life? Come to this session and you will learn some valuable tips to handle both. 

Miranda

Mon, 10/20

Tues, 10/21

2:30-3:20

8:30-9:20

181

181

In-Person (IP)

In-Person (IP)

Budgeting        Money management experts suggest replacing the idea of creating a “budget” with the idea of creating a “spending plan.” This workshop is designed to encourage students to track their expenses, consider their wants and needs, recognize that money management is about making wise choices, and practice living within their budgets.

Sandy/Rosa

Mon, 10/13

Fri, 10/17

8:30-9:20

9:30-10:20

181

181

IP

IP

Online after 10/23

Credit:  Everything You Need to Know      Learn the basics of all things credit. After debunking some common credit myths, students will learn how credit is reported, the pros and cons of using credit, as well as be given some tools to start building good credit (or get bad credit back on track).

Sandy/Rosa

Thurs, 11/13

Mon, 12/1

8:30-9:20

9:30-10:20

181

181

IP

IP

Online after 11/20

Grammar Skills

Nicole

 

 

 

 

Online only after Oct 27

Managing Your Money as a College Student: Top 22 Tips     Learn the steps in planning for financial goals and making savings a habit, learn the importance of building good credit, and provide them with many more money management tips.

Sandy/Rosa

Thurs, 10/23

Friday, 10/24

8:30-9:20

9:30-10:20

181

181

IP

IP

Online after 10/30

Money Management--Actions You Can Take Today      Obtain an overview of several money management topics. From monitoring spending to protecting credit. The Money Management workshop will help students feel more prepared and in control of their own finances.

Sandy/Rosa

Mon, 11/3

Thurs, 11/6

8:30-9:20

9:30-10:20

181

181

IP

IP

Online after 11/10

Note-taking Strategies      Get down to the specifics of note-taking.  This workshop will explore mind-mapping, outlining and Cornell Notes as options to organize all that great knowledge you are receiving in class.  Dive deeper into how your learning preference should influence your note-taking skills.

Miranda

Mon, 11/10

Wed, 11/12

1:30-2:20

11:30-12:20

181

181

IP

IP

Resume Skills—Marketing Your Background in 60 Seconds

A  study analyzing how recruiters evaluate resumes shows that the average job applicant only has SIX seconds to make an impression.  Come to this session to learn what information is necessary to include in your resume to help promote your skills, education, and experience.  We will also discuss the difference between a chronological resume and a skills-based resume, and how to choose which format best presents your background.  Bring a copy of your current resume with you. 

Nicole

Fri, 11/7

Fri, 11/14

1:30-2:20

9:30-10:20

181

181

IP

IP

 

Scholarships 1      Who doesn’t want free money to pay for college?  Finding and winning scholarships is both challenging and rewarding.  Learn how scholarships fit into the world of financial aid and get tips on researching, organizing, applying for and winning them.    There are thousands of dollars out there waiting for students like you!  Go after those scholarships—we will teach you how!   Receive information on scholarships that are available regionally as well as nationally.

M/N/Rosa

M & N

M & N

Tues, 12/2

Thurs, 12/4

Mon, 12/8

8:30-10:00

1:30-3:00

2:30-4:00

181

181

181

IP

IP

IP

Scholarships 2      This is a scholarship writing session with your advisor.  You will work to complete scholarship applications.  You must attend Part I prior to completing this session.  Come prepared to begin the writing process. 

Schedule with your advisor

Dec (after attending Scholarships 1)

 

 

Office/individual

Stress Management      It will be an active learning session. They will need to wear comfortable clothing and be able to lay on the floor or sit comfortably in a chair to practice stress management activities including deep breathing, visual imagery, and relaxation techniques.

Sandy

Wed, 12/3

Thurs, 12/4

1:30-2:20

8:30-9:20

210

201

IP

IP

Online after  12/3

Study Skills That Stick      Learn various study strategies to get you the passing grades you deserve. With a simple change in technique homework can turn something you dread into something you can actively work with to improve your grades. Strategies such as mnemonics, SQ3R, and the index study system will be covered. You will learn to assess how your current study strategies may or may not be helping you. This is a hands on workshop so be prepared to apply what you are learning to your studies immediately!

Miranda

Thurs, 10/9

Tues, 11/18

1:30-2:20

8:30-9:20

181

181

IP

IP

Online after 10/18

Targeting Your Job Search        Learn  how to take online career assessments, set up informational interviews, utilize online networking tool LinkedIn, research job industries for expected skills and qualifications, and find online listings for local job openings.

Nicole

Mon, 11/10

Mon, 11/17

9:30-10:20

1:30-2:20

282

282

IP

IP

Test Anxiety      Do you freeze during tests or miss questions when you know the answers? Does your mind go blank during tests? Do you experience sweaty palms, shaky hands, heart palpitations, or unmanageable nervousness before or during exams? Ever get the feeling you could have performed better than you did on that last quiz?  You may be suffering from test anxiety.  Learn strategies to recognize and minimize test anxiety. 

Miranda

Thurs, 10/30

Mon, 11/3

8:30-9:20

12:30-1:20

181

181

IP

IP

Online after 11/6

The Undecided Career Path      Have you decided…what you want to pursue for your career? …what type of bachelor’s degree you need? …which companies you want to apply to? If you’re undecided about your future, come try out some helpful online tools to explore potential paths for your education and career.

 

Nicole

Wed, 12/3

Fri, 12/5

1:30-2:20

12:30-1:20

282

282

IP

IP

Online after 12/3