Student Success Workshop Series

Beginning Spring 2018, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising, the federally funded TRiO programs Student Support Services and Ronald E. McNair, UALR Works, and Cooperative Education Internship and Career Services joined forces to create the Student Success Workshop Series.

This collaboration of departments and resources allows for a series of workshops that are aimed at helping students succeed in their college careers.

SSWS Logo

Can’t attend?

All workshops are available for two weeks after the Wednesday workshop facilitation. Follow instructions below.

1. Go to BlackBoard myOrganizations page.

2. Type “SSWS” into the Organization Search.

3. This will take you to a page where you can enter the “SSWS” org and “quick enroll”!

Tues, Jan. 16 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 17 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thurs, Jan. 18 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 23 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 24 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thurs, Jan. 25 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Dickinson Hall 101
How Do I Master BlackBoard?
Essentials for Navigating UA Little Rock’s Online Learning System
Learn of mental and physical fitness strategies to start the semester off right!
Tues, Jan 16 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 17 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
Am I Ready For Spring 2018?
Everyone and Everything in One Place For You
Start the semester off right! Learn of academic and campus resources to enhance your UA Little Rock experience!
Facilitator: Emily Bell Cox
Tues, Jan 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 24 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
Can I Get More Hours in the Day?
Making Time Work for Me
Learn effective time and life management strategies. Learn how to use your smart phone device to prioritize and get your life in order!
Facilitator: Rikki Turner, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs Auxiliary Services and Senior Budget Officer
Tues, Jan 30 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 31 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
Am I Technologically Lit?
Learning Life/Study/Google Apps
Discover new Google and mobile applications to enhance your academic journey as a UA Little Rock student!
Facilitator: Alveno Smith, IT Services, Customer Services Consultant
Tues, Feb 06 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 07 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
Am I “Career Ready?”
Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, and Negotiating Career Salaries
Learn how to effectively prepare for your career search and land your first job after college!
Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Beth Estes, Executive Director Community Connections Center
Tues, Feb 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 14 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
How Can I Get More Money For College?
Financing Your College Education
Learn of scholarships/grants available to you and how to write a scholarship essay.
Facilitator: Carlia Smith, Director Financial Aid
Facilitator: Allison Holland, Director Writing Center Scholarship Thank You Letters
Tues, Feb 20 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 21 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
How Do I Keep My Money?
Managing Your Budget, Credit, and Purchases
Learn of best personal banking strategies and making smart purchasing decisions. Understand the importance of establishing “good” credit
Facilitator: Avestine Ward, PEAW Coordinator, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor
Tues, Feb 27 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 28 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
Can I Just Say What I’m Thinking?
Professional Communication in the Workplace
Learn how to respond and be professionally prepared in the workforce.
Facilitator: Dr. Kristen McIntyre Assoc Professor, Dir ACOM 1300 & Communication Skill Center (CSC)
Tues, Mar 6 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Mar 7 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-G
How Do I Make Stress My Friend?
Understanding and Managing Stress
Learn the physical and mental effects of stress, management strategies, and new perspectives on how to destress.
Facilitator: Dr. Trakenya Dobbins, Director Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Tues, March 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, March 14 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
(DSC) 205-G
Mind Games …Hmm? Attending To Mindfulness During Mid-Term Stress
Mid-terms can be stressful, but attending to mindfulness brings a new perspective and peace. Learn mental health strategies to stay well!
Facilitator: Dr. Mike Kirk, Director Counseling Services
Tues, March 27 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, March 28 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
(DSC) 205-G
Is That True? Researching and Evaluating Resources
Learn how to determine what information is fake versus real for your research papers!
Facilitator: J.B. Hill, Ottenheimer Library Director
Tues, April 3 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, April 4 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
(DSC) 205-G
How Do I Say This and Talk It Out?
Having Difficult Conversations
Learn how to better communicate with everyone in your life!
Facilitator: Dr. Kristen McIntyre Assoc Professor, Dir ACOM 1300 & Communication Skill Center (CSC)
Tues, April 10 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (DSC) 205-G
Wed, April 11 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. DSC Leadership Lounge
Passing Finals…Am I Ready?
Ensuring Your Success By Studying Now!
Review your final exam schedule and learn test-taking strategies to end the semester successfully!
Facilitator: Avestine Ward, PEAW Coordinator, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor
Tues, April 24 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wed, April 25 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Student Experience Center
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