Workshops

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Student Support Services staff facilitate and/or coordinate various workshops that are offered to assist SSS students as they earn a bachelor’s degree. These workshops may also help prepare students for their future careers and/or graduate school goals. Workshops range in topics and include, but are not limited to: academic success strategies; financial and economic literacy; study abroad options and processes; graduate school application processes and funding options; and career preparation. SSS Staff also collaborate with other offices on campus to ensure SSS students can take advantage of a wide variety of UA Little Rock opportunities.

While some of our workshops are only available to SSS students, most are also open to UA Little Rock students at-large. Those open only to SSS students will be clearly marked on the calendar. For workshops with limited space, SSS students will be given priority seating.

1:30-2:30PM | REFRESHMENTS SERVED!
Tues, Sept. 5 | DSC-D
Wed, Sept. 6 | DSC-D
Getting Myself Together…Am I Ready For The Semester? Physical and Mental Fitness
Learn of mental and physical fitness strategies to start the semester off right!
Facilitator: Dr. Mike Kirk Director, Director of Counseling Services
Facilitator: Naomi Fletcher, Coordinator of Fitness
Tues, Sept. 12 | DSC-D
Wed, Sept. 13 | DSC-D
What Is My Major?
Career Exploration & Goals
Take and interpret career assessment results.  Learn how these results relate to declaring your UA Little Rock major and confirming your appropriate academic advisor.  Research career salaries and learn how to set S.M.A.R.T. career goals.
Facilitator: Yvette Palmer, Academic Advisor in Undergraduate Academic Advising
Facilitator: Aresh Assadi, Counselor in Counseling Services
Tues, Sept. 19 | DSC-D
Wed, Sept. 20 | DSC-D
Who Am I, Really?
Study Strategies for College Success
Complete personality, learning styles, and brain dominance assessments to discover more about self. Determine how to actualize assessment results for studying, reading, note-taking, and test preparation.
Facilitator: Brandon Scott, SSS Academic Mentor/Administrative Specialist
Tues, Sept. 26 | DSC Leadership Lounge
Fri, Sept. 27 | DSC-D
How Can I Get More Money For College?
Financing Your College Education
Learn of UALR, Arkansas, and US Scholarships/Grants. Understand more about UALR Financial Aid and Student Account Policies. Learn how to write a scholarship essay.
Facilitator: Carlia Smith, Director Financial Aid
Facilitator: Allison Holland, Director Writing Center
Tues, Oct. 3 | DSC Leadership Lounge
Wed, Oct. 4 | DSC-D
How Do I Keep My Money?
Managing Your Budget, Credit, and Purchases
Learn of best personal banking strategies and how to make smart decisions about personal purchases. Learn how to establish credit, understand the meaning of “good” credit scores, and how to retrieve personal credit reports.
Facilitator: Avestine Ward, PEAW Adjunct, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor
Tues, Oct. 10 | DSC-D
Wed, Oct. 11 | DSC-D
Can I Just Say What I’m Thinking?
Professional Communication in the Workplace
In a professional work-setting do you know how to escalate a complaint, respond to an email, and/or how to respond to workplace requests when you are already overwhelmed? Learn how to respond to these professionally to be prepared for your career position!
Facilitator: Cassandra Woods, HR Training & Dev Manager and Title IX Deputy Director
Wed, Oct. 18 | DSC-D How Do I Establish a Professional Digital Footprint?
Professionally Navigating Social Media
Discover new Google applications, learn proper email and social media boundaries.
Facilitator: Daniel Spillers, Information Technology Services
Facilitator: Meaghan Milliorn, Online Marketing Manager, Office of Communications
Tues, Oct. 24 | DSC-D
Wed, Oct. 25 | DSC-D
How Do I Make Stress My Friend?
Understanding and Managing Stress
Learn the physical and mental effects of stress, stress management strategies, and a new perspective on how to think about stress.
Facilitator: Sharon Downs, Asst Vice Provost – Inclusion & Wellness/Assoc Dean for Division Strategy Chair Safe Zone Committee
Facilitator: Rikki Turner, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs Auxiliary Services and Senior Budget Officer
Tues, Oct. 31 | DSC-D
Wed, Nov. 1 | DSC-D
Am I “Career Ready?”
Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, and Negotiating Career Salaries
Learn the basics of searching for a career position: developing a resume and cover letter, applying for career positions through career applications, interviewing, and negotiating salaries.
Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Beth Estes, Executive Director Community Connections Center
Tues, Nov. 7 | DSC-D
Wed, Nov. 8 | DSC-D
How Do I Say This and Talk It Out?
Having Difficult Conversations
Learn how to handle difficult conversations with professors, family members, coworkers, or anyone you’ve ever wanted to just “tell them what you were really thinking.”
Facilitator: Dr. Kristen McIntyre Assoc Professor, Dir ACOM 1300 & Communication Skill Center (CSC) & Co-Facilitator Service-Learning Academy
Tues, Nov. 14 | DSC-D
Wed, Nov. 15 | DSC-D
Passing Finals…Am I Ready?
Ensure Your Success By Studying Now!
Review UALR’s Final Exam Schedule and learn of best test-taking strategies to prepare for finals.
Facilitator: Avestine Ward, PEAW Adjunct, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor
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