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.


Dickinson Hall
Tues, Jan. 16|10 – 1 pm \Wed, Jan. 17|10 – 1 pm \Thurs, Jan. 18|10 – 1 pm \Tues, Jan. 23|1 – 4 pm \Wed, Jan 24 | 1 – 4 pm \Thurs, Jan. 25 |1 – 4 pm How Do I Master BlackBoard? Essentials for Navigating UA Little Rock’s Online Learning System
1:30-2:30 PM
Tues, Jan. 16 | DSC-205 G    Wed, Jan. 17 | 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 you UA Little Rock experience!
Facilitator: Emily Bell Cox
Tues, Jan. 23 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Jan. 24 | 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 smartphone 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Jan. 31 | 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. 6| DSC- 205 G
Wed, Feb. 7 | 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Feb. 14 | 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Feb. 21 | DSC-205 G
How Do I Keep My Money? Managing Your Budget, Credit, and Purchases
Learn of the 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Feb. 28| 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Mar. 7 | DSC-205 G
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: Dr. Trakenya Dobbins, Director Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Tues, Mar. 13 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Mar. 14 | 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, Mar. 27 | DSC-205 G
Wed, Mar. 28 | 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, April 4 | 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 | DSC-205 G
Wed, April 11 | 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 17 | DSC-205 G
Wed, April 18 | DSC-205 G
Is My Business Straight For This Summer and Fall?  Confirming Readiness With the Professionals
Are You ready for the fall? Come and speak with UA Little Rock professionals to ensure your business is in order for this fall!
Facilitator: TBD
Tues, April 24 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Wed, April 25| 1:30 – 2:30 pm
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