Skills Workshops


Below is a sampling of topics from previously offered skills workshops. New workshops will be developed each school year as TRiO students continue to share their opinions on desired topics.

Updated dates, times, and topics of workshops will be listed in the TRiO newsletters mailed out to students each month. Additionally, Walla Walla campus students can find an updated list on Deb's desk and sign up to attend specific workshops. Clarkston campus students can check with Heather for an updated list and sign-up sheets. Remember, students earn 1 TRiO buck for each workshop attended!

Sample topics:

  • Procrastination -  Feeling overwhelmed? Have you been putting things off until the last minute? We will teach you the tools needed to help beat this habit. 
  • Balancing School & Life  - Is it becoming difficult to balance school with everything else going on in your life? Learn some valuable tips to handle both
  • Where to Live After I Transfer  - Explore the housing options that are available at most four-year schools. Learn the pros and cons of living in a dorm versus off campus housing.
  • Healthy Eating -  Learn tips that will help you to not reach for the junk food during stressful times. Learn about how junk food affects your body and why you should think twice before reaching for it during times of stress.  Also learn about foods that help your brain power, and foods that help calm the body.
  • Tools for the Undecided Student - 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 are undecided about your future, try out some helpful online tools to explore potential paths for your education and career.
  • Goal Setting  - Target, Objective, Aim, or Goal! It doesn't matter what you call it, the real objective is how to get there.  Learn how to set short term and long term goals, and identify the steps it will take to achieve your objective.
  • FAFSA Assistance - Watch a step-by-step presentation about how to complete the FAFSA.  Remember, you will need the following information to complete the FAFSA:  FAFSA pin number, parent's tax information, their Social Security numbers, and their FAFSA pin numbers.  Parental information is needed if you are a dependent (single, under age 24) student.