Rock Valley College

Student Success Workshops

Healthy Eating at Home

Monday, January 25th: Noon
Facilitator:
Kamey Doetch, Fitness Wellness Instructor
Location: Zoom

Are you having a hard time sticking to a healthy diet while being home during this difficult time?  Come and learn how to maximize what you have in your pantry, prevent mindless eating, and maintain an overall healthy diet while staying at home.

Transfer 101

Monday, February 1: 1pm
Facilitator:
Tim Spielman, Manager of Academic and Transfer Advising
Location: Zoom

Tim Spielman, RVC's Manager of Academic and Transfer Advising, will discuss the basics of transfer planning, including the transfer timeline, the application process, and scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

First Generation Students

Thursday, February 11: 11am
Facilitators:
Casey Hauser and Claudia Consuelos-Cabrera, New Student Enrollment Coordinators
Location: Zoom

Are you a first generation student? Come to this workshop to see if you are, meet other first generation students and staff, and learn about different tips and resources available! We will also highlight and discuss the Imposter Syndrome and how to cope with it.

Note Taking for Online Courses

Monday, February 22: 3pm
Facilitator:
Professor Laura Constant, Biology Faculty
Location: Zoom

Developing an organized system of note taking is a critical part of college success even in an online course. Perfecting the skills for taking virtual materials (video lectures, animations, and typed PowerPoint lectures) and creating useful, concise yet precise study aids can not only help students with time management but can also improve overall grades.  This seminar will show you tips and actual steps for how to take notes in your online classes.

Get Tested For What You Already Know

Thursday, February 25: 1pm
Facilitator:
Katy Dabbs, Testing Assistant
Location: Zoom

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 Success From RVC Peer Mentors

Tuesday, March 16th: 2pm
Facilitators:
Oge I., Stephanie B., and Judy K., RVC Students and Peer Mentors
Location: Zoom

During this workshop, you’ll hear from current RVC students and Peer Mentors about how they have been able to stay motivated and be successful at RVC.  You’ll leave with a list of ideas to use during the second half of the spring semester and beyond!

College Research 101

Wednesday, March 24th: 11am
Facilitators:
Stephanie Nissen, RVC Library Circulation Services Coordinator and Maria Figiel-Krueger, RVC Reference Librarian
Location: Zoom

Don't let research be an obstacle! Your local research experts, Maria and Stephanie, will help you navigate many of the resources available to you. This session will cover the various ways to find scholarly sources to help you complete college-level coursework. 

5 Steps to Allyship

Friday, April 2: 1pm
Facilitator:
Lien Vu, Dual Credit Coordinator and Transitions Advisor
Location: Zoom

What is an "ally?" Why are allies so important in the fight for social equality? Are YOU a good ally? In this workshop, students will learn 5 steps they can take to be a strong ally on campus, in their workplaces, and in life in general. This workshop is sponsored by RVC’s Safe Zone Project. For more information, please visit www.rockvalleycollege.edu/safezone.

Stress Today, Relax Tomorrow: Stress Management for Home, Work and School

Monday, April 26: 3pm
Facilitator:
Candace Newson, Nursing Coordinator
Location: Zoom

This stress management workshop will help you identify when you are feeling stressed as well as some strategies to allow you to cope with the stressors in your life.