Student Success Workshops


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Student Success Workshops are offered by the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) to provide a comfortable environment where students can feel free to ask questions and engage with faculty, academic coaches, mentors, and peers.

 

Spring 2020

Global Education Information Session

Attend this session to learn how to strengthen your applications for Study Abroad and scholarships. The Office of Global Engagement at UGA offers academic opportunities in over 60 countries, as well as domestically. Attend this session to learn more.

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 1:25-2:15 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #367

Managing Time, Priorities, and Procrastination

Attend this workshop and begin practicing time-management strategies proven to help organize, manage, and prioritize your academic responsibilities while maintaining adequate margin for the many opportunities to enjoy college life at UGA. 

  • Tuesday, February 11th, 11:15-12:15 PM, Benson Hall Room #C101

Navigating Communication Breakdown in Group Projects

In this interactive workshop, students will learn about effective communication in group project settings. Students will also practice strategies to help them cope with communication breakdown and conflict when working with group project members. 

  • Wednesday, February 12th, 12:15-1:15 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #367

Become a Better Note-taker 

Attend this workshop and learn to make a conscious effort to listen, pay attention, and actively organize information from lectures and readings to solidify your understanding and master the course content.

  • Friday, February 21st, 1:25-2:15 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #367

Graduate Student Success Workshop

"You're still in school?": A First-Generation Graduate Student's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Academy

In this workshop, graduate students will learn about the challenges that first-generation graduate students face in academia. Students will be challenged to reflect on their personal experiences and identify the personal, departmental, institutional, and community resources they will pursue to survive and thrive in graduate school. 

  • Wednesday, March 4th, 12:15-1:15 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #247

Read Between the Lines: Effective Reading and Text Comprehension Strategies

This workshop will help you learn and practice college-level reading and learning strategies to better connect with the content and professor, maintain your focus, and manage the heavy reading load required for success in college.

  • Cancelled due to Covid-19, originally scheduled for: Friday, March 27th, 12:20-1:15 PM, Miller Learning Center #367

Graduate Student Success Workshop

Q & A Panel: Gaining Insights from Upper-Level, Graduate School, Students & Insiders

Attend this information session to ask questions and learn more about various aspects of graduate school at UGA.  Aspects may include acclimating to American society, the US system and standards of higher education, navigating the hidden (graduate school) curriculum, choosing / changing your major professor, and understanding some of the practical issues of food, housing, assistantships, research expectations, and summer employment opportunities. 

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 12:30-1:30 PM, hosted via Zoom 

Keep Hope Alive, Financial Aid Information Session

Attend this information session to ask questions and learn more about various types of student financial aid available, what is required to maintain the HOPE scholarship, and how to find your HOPE GPA. 

  • Wednesday, April 8th, 1:25- 2:15 PM, hosted via Zoom

How to "Show and Tell": Presentation Aids for Public Speaking

In this workshop, students will learn how to effectively use presentation aids (i.e., Powerpoint, visual aids, interactive activities) when delivering a successful speech or group presentation. 

  • Thursday, April 9th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, hosted via Zoom

Academic Honesty at UGA

Students will learn from UGA’s Office of Academic Honesty about policies and strategies to avoid problems using technologies like Quizlet, CourseHero, Chegg, and GroupMe.

  • Tuesday, April 14th, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM, hosted via Zoom 

Graduate Student Success Workshop

Innovating Your Humanities Degree in Higher Education Administrative Careers

Since 2008, the public-at-large and even some individuals inside higher education have fixated on the so-called "decline of the humanities" and the unpromising prospects of careers for humanities majors. This idea exchange will engage current (and prospective) humanities graduate students at the University of Georgia in dialogue on the skills and competencies refined through humanities graduate education and the possibilities of deploying the strengths of a humanist education in higher education administration. 

  • Thursday, April 16th, 12:30-1:30 PM, hosted via Zoom 

Nonverbal Communication in Public Speaking Events

In this workshop, students will learn more about nonverbal communication within the public speaking space.  Students will be provided nonverbal strategies and skills that promote a successful speech,  presentation, or group project presentation. 

  • Monday, April 20th, 11:15-12:15 PM, hosted via Zoom

Ace Your Tests and Final Exams 

Attend this test preparation workshop to learn ways to: 1) better predict and prepare for difficult test questions, 2) practice problems under test-like conditions, and 3) get in sync with your professors.

  • Monday, April 27th, 4:00-5:00 PM, hosted via Zoom

 

Additional Student Success Workshops, available by request:

Study Skills and Strategies: Essential for Success in College

Students will be introduced to the most efficient and effective study strategies for academic success in college.  Attend this workshop to learn how to truly review for tests and avoid cramming and all-nighters.

 

**For additional online, on-demand content, please visit our Academic Success at Georgia pages. 

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For more information about Student Success Workshops, please contact Keith Allen at khallen@uga.edu 

If you would like to request a presentation or workshop for a UGA class, student organization, or special event, we are delighted to help.