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Student Support Services

Success Workshops

Many students discover the need to adjust their study strategies and life management skills to the college setting. Workshops are offered each semester to assist in this adjustment and move students toward their academic goals.  

June 2014

What is assertiveness? This workshop introduces the concept of assertiveness, describes some myths about assertiveness, identifies reasons why we become unassertive, looks at the effects of not being assertive, and also what factors stop us from being assertive. It also gives you the chance to assess how assertive you are in a range of situations. The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00am.

Job Search Bootcamp **Recently Graduated and Upcoming Graduating Seniors** You're Invited!! Job Search Bootcamp, June 10th from 11am-12:30pm in UC Red River Room! If you are still searching for employment, consider attending this beneficial workshop to learn more about landing the job now! Topics will include (but are not limited to!): 1. Personal Branding 2. Resume and Cover Letter Writing 3. Interview Skills 4. Job Search Strategies

How to recognize assertive behavior: This module shows you how to recognize the differences between passive, aggressive and assertive communication and introduces the verbal and non-verbal characteristics of each communication style. The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, June 18th at 11:00am.

How to think more assertively: This workshop introduces the concept that it is how we think that can stop us from being assertive. It identifies a number of unhelpful thoughts, and then gives the more assertive counterpart to this thought. It then introduces several techniques for changing your unhelpful thinking. The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, June 25th at 11:00am.

July 2014

How to behave more assertively: This module introduces a number of techniques designed to help you become more assertive. The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, July 2nd at 11:00am.

How to say "no" more assertively: This workshop explores the effects of not being able to say "no". It identifies a number of unhelpful thoughts that may make it difficult for you to say "no" and helps you come up with a more helpful thinking style. It then introduces a number of ways to say "no". The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, July 9nd at 11:00am.

How to deal assertively with criticism: This workshop identifies the different types of criticism and why we may have trouble responding well to criticism. It looks at the underlying beliefs which may stop us from being able to deal with criticism and helps you come up with a more helpful thinking style. It then gives some tips for dealing with criticism and also for giving constructive criticism. The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:00am.

Putting it all together:  This final workshop summarizes assertiveness skills. During the workshop you will build a hierarchy of challenges which will help you practice becoming more assertive. It provides a worksheet to help you work through the challenges you set for yourself. Finally it gives you a chance to reassess yourself to see if you have become more assertive. The workshop will meet in the Administration Building, Room 215 on Wednesday, July 23rd at 11:00am.

Job Search Bootcamp **Recently Graduated and Upcoming Graduating Seniors** You're Invited!! Job Search Bootcamp, July 22nd from 1-2:30pm in UC Red River Room! If you are still searching for employment, consider attending this beneficial workshop to learn more about landing the job now! Topics will include (but are not limited to!): 1. Personal Branding 2. Resume and Cover Letter Writing 3. Interview Skills 4. Job Search Strategies