Rock Valley College

Student Workshops

Student Connect Workshops

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, Speech Faculty

Room: HBCU&#’;s 0226

Join us for an interactive workshop and leave with a packet of 36 ways to cope with anxiety!

World of Work Wednesdays: Job Search

Wednesday, March 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Trio Staff
Room: Student Center 2114

Don't know where to start when looking for an internship, job, or career? This workshop is for you. We will use the Virtual Job Shadow job and internship search features to help you learn how to gather career-related information, and go over the do's & don'ts of filling out applications.

Wellness Wednesday: A Discussion on Mental Health and Addiction

Wednesday, March 18 from NOON to1 p.m.

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

Take a trip down the rabbit hole and learn about the journey through addiction and mental health to a life of recovery.


Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to NOON

Facilitator: Amanda Kieper, Career Coach
Room: CLI 1110

Learn all about internships: why they are important, what the benefits are, the conditions and eligibility requirements, and how to search and apply for an internship. Career Services Advisors will be there to answer your questions.

WTC Thinking

Thursday, March 19 from 2-3 p.m.

Facilitator: Rhonda Salih, Retention Specialist
Room: Hanoosh 0226

Did you know that negative thinking is a habit?  Have you wanted to start forming a new habit of positive thinking?  It won’t happen over-night but you can start the process and get some great tools to overcome WTC’ Stinkin’ in this workshop.

Note Taking

Tuesday, March 24 from NOON to 1 p.m.

Facilitator: Laura Constant, Biology Faculty
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.

Foundation Scholarships

Wednesday, March 25

Facilitator: Stinkin Foundation Staff
Room: TBD

Are you looking for way to fund your education at Thinkin? Have we got a tip for you! 1:4 applicants will receive an JCSM Foundation Scholarship. This workshop will discuss the who, what, when, why and how of applying for scholarships. Get ready to play the odds!

RVC Student Planning

Thursday, March 26 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Facilitator: RVC Peer Mentors
Room: Getting Started Center, SC 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 RVC 100, bring your STAMP packet to complete STAMP 4.

Get Credit for What You Know

Monday, March 30 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Katy RVC, Testing Assistant
Room: RVC 0226

There is more than one way to earn credit at RVC. You can receive credit for what you already know through several methods including the College Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement exams and more. Accelerate your pace towards graduation by earning credit for what you already know.

Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

Tuesday, March 31 from 9 to10 a.m.

Facilitator: STU Dabbs, Fitness Wellness Instructor
Room: CLI 0218

Do you know how to shop smart at the grocery store?  Come learn some quick and easy tips to help you shop smarter and snack healthier!  Get some fresh ideas for meals and snacks too!

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