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February Student Connect Workshops


Note Taking

Tuesday, February 4 from NOON to 1 p.m.

Facilitator: Laura Constant, Biology Faculty
JCSM Room 1106

Want to improve note taking techniques for both in and out of the classroom? Need help on how to create exam study guides? Hoping to learn proper use of your textbooks for self-guided learning? During this seminar students will be given tips and guidance for how to take notes that will assist to increase learning potential. Please bring a current textbook and blank notebook for practice and feedback.

All About Resumes

Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: TRIO Staff
WTC Room 2114

Do you know what a resume is? Do you have a resume? Is your resume up to date? Why is this even important for applying to jobs? Bring what you have to this workshop and we'll discuss how to create, format, and update your resume. For students who do not already have a resume, we will use the Virtual Job Shadow website to help you start one.

Teach Yourself How to Learn

Wednesday, February 5 from 11 a.m to NOON

Facilitator: Grace Sparks, Retention Specialist, Office of Student Success
WTC Room 2108

Feel like you don't know how to learn or think you could do it better? This is for you. Success in college can depend on a lot of things, but at the heart of these is you, the student. What you do in college matters more than who you are or where you attend, and what you need to do the most is learn how to learn. 

Transfer 101

Thursday, February 6 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Facilitator: Tim Spielman, Manager of Academic and Transfer Advising
Student Center 1224

RVC’s Transfer Coordinator and Advisor will discuss the basics of transfer planning, including the transfer timeline, the application process, and scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

RVC Healthcare Programs

Tuesday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to NOON

Facilitator: Amanda Lonsway, Career Advisor
HSC 1108

Come learn about RVC’s Heath Science Programs in an overview workshop.  The advisor for the division will present prerequisite and program information on all of the programs located inside the Health Sciences Center (HSC).  There will also be time for questions and a brief tour of the building. 

RVC Student Planning

Wednesday, February 12 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Facilitators: RVC Peer Mentors
Getting Started Center, Student Center 1102

This workshop will focus on how to use RVC Student Planning.  This program allows students to plan future semesters, register for classes, and check the status of their degree.  RVC Peer Mentors will guide you through how to use it during this hands on workshop.  If you are in STU 100, bring your STAMP packet to complete STAMP 4.

Speed Friending

Friday, February 14 from11 a.m. to NOON

Facilitator: Andrea McCauley, Personal and Success Counsellor
Location is TBD

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Add to your social network, meet your new best friend or study buddy, and learn the benefits of effective social skills.  Come celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of new friendships in this speed friending workshop designed to build relationships and improve communication skills in a fun and safe environment.

Time Management: Where Does My Time Go!?

Monday, February 17 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Facilitators: Louana and Jasmine, Peer Mentors and RVC Students
WTC 2108

Do you have a hard time balancing school, work, friend, and everything else? Come talk with two RVC students and Peer Mentors and find out they have learned how to manage their time.  Student will leave the session having a better understanding of how to balance their time and ways to organize their weekly and monthly calendars. 

Wellness Wednesday: The Greatest Love Story: The One with Yourself

Wednesday, February 19: NOON to 1 p.m.

Facilitator: Andrea McCauley, Personal and Success Counselor
Student Center Atrium

A discussion of Self-Awareness, Self- Esteem, & Self-Love.

How to Tie a Tie and other Tips to Dress for Success

Thursday, February 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Facilitators: Cornell Bondurant, Academic and Transfer Advisor & Amanda Zika, Getting Started Center Coordinator
WTC 2108

Do you throw on a pair of leggings or athletic shorts and a t-shirt in the morning?  That may work for going for going to class, but when you are ready to enter the work world, first impressions and appearances matter.  Learn how to dress to impress for interviews, formal occasions and the work place. 

Connecting College to Career

Thursday, February 20 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Facilitator: Michele Graham, Academic and Transfer Advisor
WTC 1110

It’s common for some college students to be unsure about a major.  Learn how to explore majors and transfer degree programs that speak to your career interests while you are completing an associate’s degree.  Discover how to connect your college experience at RVC, in and outside of the classroom, to a future occupation and career path.

What is a Historically Black College/University?

Wednesday, February 26 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Facilitator: Cornell Bondurant, Academic and Transfer Advisor, and Tia Sims, TRIO Program Coordinator
Student Center Room 1222

Join us for this educational and informative workshop as we unpack the meaning, purpose and benefits that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) have had throughout the years. Within this workshop you will leave with a brief history of HBCU’s, identify various HBCU’s nationwide, grasp numerous reasons how HBCU’s support Black student success as well as a brief breakdown of how to apply. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to hear from individuals who have attended and benefited from these schools and learn from their expertise!


Getting Started Center
Student Center 1102
(815) 921-4094