Student Success Workshops

 

  Download the Student Success Workshop Brochure

*Please note that changes may not be reflected in the Student Success Workshop brochure.

 For the most up-to-date details, please refer to the schedule below:

 Fall 2018 Workshops

How to be as Happy as a Baby Goat - CANCELLED

Tuesday, September 11th
Room 822
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
Have you noticed how unabashedly happy baby goats are? It is because they all took this workshop. Learn about the science of happiness and how you can squeeze more joy out of life every day.
Will be rescheduled at a later date. More details to follow.  

Transfer 101

Wednesday, September 12th
Room 2202B
11:30 - 12:20pm
Facilitator: Sonia Randhawa
 
Come and receive the answers to all of your questions about transferring to another college!

Campus Resources to Support Your Success

Wednesday, September 12th
Room 2066
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Myriam Kalmogho
 
Learn efficient ways to access resources and get help in doing so; participants will also review resources handbooks and learn about the resources often overlooked by students.

Being an Active Bystander

Wednesday, September 12th
Room 822
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Jessie Ballard
 
Be confident in your ability to help, be supportive, and motivate your community to become involved and be safe. See something, say something! Know the resources on campus.

How to be Successful from the Start

Thursday, September 13th
Room 2066
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Student Ambassadors
 
Get the straight story on tips and strategies to support your having a very successful semester. Student Equity Ambassadors will lead this section and share their tips, tricks, and secrets for success.

How to Study in the Sciences

Thursday, September 13th
Room 822
3:00 - 3:50pm
Facilitator: Jessica Tyson
 
Explore how to identify good and bad study habits. The focus will be on navigating the ocean of information seen in courses like Human Physiology, Anatomy, Chemistry, and Microbiology.

Zero-Based Budgeting

Monday, September 17th
Room 2202B
10:00 - 10:50am
Facilitator: Leanne Westphal
 
Know where every dollar of your budget is coming from and going to. Remove "management by crisis" from your life.

Comma Usage

Monday, September 17th
Room 738
11:00 - 11:30am
Facilitator: The Writing Center
 
What are too many or too few? Where do they belong? Learn the correct use of commas and how they can enhance your writing and serve as an effective tool in making you a better writer.

Time Management

Monday, September 17th
Room 826
3:00 - 3:50pm
Facilitator: Kelly Nickel
 
So little time and so much to do? You can still accomplish your goals. Eliminate stress by learning practical tools to help you maximize how you spend your time.

Thesis Statements

Tuesday, September 18th
Room 738
11:00 - 11:30am
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn how to write a thesis statement to help with all those college papers! Find out what makes a thesis statement good, and how to choose the right kinds of words to argue your point.

Get a Financial Wellness Check-Up

Tuesday, September 18th
Room 2209
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Leanne Westphal
 
This workshop will introduce you to the portal program called I-Grad. It helps students succeed with custom financial literacy programs and resources for financial aid questions, careers, and personal finance.

MLA Format

Wednesday, September 19th
Room 738
11:30 - 12:00pm
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Does writing a proper college paper intimidate you? Are you at a loss for remembering all the rules of formatting? This workshop will help you to be familiar with how to format, the do's and don'ts, and where to find the tools to help with the basics of MLA style.

EQ - Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, September 19th
Room 822
4:00 - 4:50pm
Facilitator: James Crockett
 
Explore what emotional intelligence is and how to identify and cope with your emotions.

Finding Your Tribe - Making Connections on Campus

Thursday, September 20th
Room 2066
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator:
 
Wanting to find other likeminded students? Meet people, make friends, and make other connections? In this session, participants will review some tips and strategies for doing this.

The Power of Empathy

Tuesday, September 25th
Room 822
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
Discover the world-changing power of empathy. Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's thoughts, feelings, and condition from their point of view, rather than from your own. It serves to dissolve the boundaries between one person and another; it is a force against selfishness and indifference.

Procrastination

Tuesday, September 25th
Room 810
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Leanne Westphal
 
Come to this workshop to learn strategies for overcoming procrastination so that you can take charge of your life, gaining a sense of strength, resolve, and peace of mind.

Campus Resources to Support Your Success

Wednesday, September 26th
Room 2066
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Myriam Kalmogho
 
Learn efficient ways to access resources and get help in doing so; participants will also review resources handbooks and learn about the resources often overlooked by students.

Emergency Funds - You Need One

Monday, October 1st
Room 822
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Leanne Westphal
 
To become debt free and wealthy, you have to commit to saving money. Learn how to create this behavior moving forward in your life.

Loneliness and How to Make Friends

Thursday, October 4th
Room 822
3:30 - 4:20pm
Facilitator: Sarah Innes
 
Feeling lonely? Believe it ot not, you're not alone. Many researchers describe an "epidemic" of loneliness in our society that can actually harm our physical health. Come check out strategies for combating loneliness and finding true, lifelong friends.

Procrastination

Monday, October 8th
Room 2202B
10:00 - 10:50am
Facilitator: Leanne Westphal
 
Come to this workshop to learn strategies for overcoming procrastination so that you can take charge of your life, gaining a sense of strength, resolve, and peace of mind.

Thesis Statements

Monday, October 8th
Room 738
1:00 - 1:30pm
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn how to write a thesis statement to help with all those college papers! Find out what makes a thesis statement good, and how to choose the right kinds of words to argue your point.

Comma Usage

Tuesday, October 9th
Room 738
2:00 - 2:30pm
Facilitator: The Writing Center
 
What are too many or too few? Where do they belong? Learn the correct use of commas and how they can enhance your writing and serve as an effective tool in making you a better writer.

Personal Finance Basics

Tuesday, October 9th
Room 2116
6:00 - 7:15pm
Facilitator: Crystal Hilton
 
Learn how to manage your money! Budgeting, debt reduction, FICO score, investing, and even retirement. A brief overview of financial goals, including tips from Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman.

Fueling Your Brain for Academic Success

Wednesday, October 10th
Room 781
3:30 - 4:20pm
Facilitator: Joanne Tippen
 
Healthy eating habits can positively benefit the physical and mental demands of a college student. Your brain requires a significant amount of energy and nutrients to function optimally. In this interactive workshops, you will create an action plan for fueling your body for optimal academic success.

MLA Format

Thursday, October 11th
Room 738
12:30 - 1:00pm
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Does writing a proper college paper intimidate you? Are you at a loss for remembering all the rules of formatting? This workshop will help you to be familiar with how to format, the do's and don'ts, and where to find the tools to help with the basics of MLA style.

CSU Fall Admissions Application Assistance

Thursday, October 11th
Room 243
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Sonia Randhawa
 
Want to apply to a CSU, but you are not sure how to proceed? Have questions about the application and application process? Come to this workshop and get answers to your questions about CSU applications and more!

Investing Basics

Tuesday, October 16th
Room 2116
6:00 - 7:15pm
Facilitator: Crystal Hilton
 
Learn how to invest by yourself using a discount online broker. Learn some basic terms and lingo, without feeling intimidated. Beginner investors, this is the workshop for you.

Deception Detection

Wednesday, October 17th
Room 243
12:00 - 12:50pm
Facilitator: Library
 
Shasta College librarians will help you master strategies to determine the validity, credibility, and bias of stories and images on the Internet, on social media, and in the news.

Deception Detection

Thursday, October 178h
Room 243
3:00 - 3:50pm
Facilitator: Library
 
Shasta College librarians will help you master strategies to determine the validity, credibility, and bias of stories and images on the Internet, on social media, and in the news.

#RelationshipGoals

Tuesday, October 23rd
Room 822
3:00 - 3:50pm
Facilitator: Jessie Ballard - Shasta CARES
 
Join Shasta CARES for an interactive workshop discussing goals of a healthy relationship while recognizing red flags of an unhealthy relationship, as well as identifying characteristics of a healthy relationship.

Time Management (Back-to-Back Workshops)

Wednesday, October 24th
Room 2202B
4:00 - 4:50pm
Facilitator: Kelly Nickel
 
So little time and so much to do? You can accomplish your goals. Eliminate stress by learning practical tools to help you maximize how you spend your time.

Be More Successful (Back-to-Back Workshops)

Wednesday, October 24th
Room 2202B
5:00 - 5:50pm
Facilitator: Kelly Nickel
 
You will be inspired and motivated to choose success as a guiding strategy for all areas of your life. You will discover how to skillfully develop the habits and mindsets that allow you to build and maintain the life that you define as a success.

Getting Your Degree Nearly Debt Free (Back-to-Back Workshops)

Tuesday, October 30th
Room 822
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Leanne Westphal
 
Learn about all of the programs that can help you get a degree and remain fairly debt free, particularly Shasta College and local scholarships that are left unfilled every year.

Interview Tips (Back-to-Back Workshops)

Tuesday, October 30th
Room 822
3:00 - 4:50pm
Facilitator: Mike Parisot
 
Are you looking to land your job by nailing your interview? In this informative session, we will help prepare you to rock your next job interview. We will cover a wide range of topics, such as the interview process, key components to cover in your application, interview testing, interview questions, interviewing, and many other helpful interview techniques. Don't miss your opportunity to get a leg up on the competition.

Dean's List Ahead

Monday, November 5th
Room 2202B
11:00 - 11:50am
Facilitator: Kelly Nickel
 
Learn simple, practical, and effective techniques to help you develop and adopt the college success behaviors that will allow you to excel in your courses and find your way onto the dean's list.

Thesis Statements

Monday, November 5th
Room 738
2:30 - 3:00pm
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn how to write a thesis statement to help with all those college papers! Find out what makes a thesis statement good, and how to choose the right kinds of words to argue your point.

MLA Format

Tuesday, November 6th
Room 738
11:00 - 11:30am
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Does writing a proper college paper intimidate you? Are you at a loss for remembering all the rules of formatting? This workshop will help you to be familiar with how to format, the do's and don'ts, and where to find the tools to help with the basics of MLA style.

The Benefits of Gratefulness

Tuesday, November 6th
Room 822
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
Learn easy ways to be more grateful. People who are regularly grateful-who acknowledge the goodness on life and the sources of it are generally healthier and happier.

UC Fall Admissions Application Assistance

Tuesday, November 6th
Room 243
1:00 - 1:50pm
Facilitator: Sonia Randhawa
 
Want to apply to a UC, but you are not sure how to proceed? Have questions about the application and application process? Come to this workshop and get answers to your questions about UC applications and more!

Resume Writing

Wednesday, November 7th
Room 2202B
10:00 - 11:00am
Facilitator: Mindy Halter
 
Your resume is the first thing a prospective boss will see; make it great! This workshop is a basic overview on how to develop a resume, including some important do's and don'ts.

Comma Usage

Wednesday, November 7th
Room 738
11:00 - 11:30am
Facilitator: The Writing Center
 
What are too many or too few? Where do they belong? Learn the correct use of commas and how they can enhance your writing and serve as an effective tool in making you a better writer.

CSU Transfer Admission Guarantee (ADT)

Wednesday, November 7th
Room 2202B
11:30 - 12:20pm
Facilitator: Sonia Randhawa
 
Learn the benefits of obtaining an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) from Shasta College. It's a "degree with a guarantee" to the CSU system.

Healthy Sexuality

Thursday, November 8th
Room 822
2:00 - 2:50pm
Facilitator: Jessie Ballard - Shasta CARES
 
Join Shasta CARES for an interactive workshop exploring the elements of healthy sexuality. Explore strategies for creating healthy, consensual sexual relationships!
 

 Resources

NET TUTOR Access Tutoring Online!

A FREE Service for Shasta College Students
Chat with live tutors and get individual help. Get feedback on papers within 48 hours. Get answers within 24 hours.
 
To access NetTutor: If you are in a Canvas course, click “Online Tutoring” in the navigation bar or you can go to: shastacollege.instructure.com/enroll/M3CCEP
 
 

Individual Research Appointments

Schedule a consultation with a librarian
Call (530) 242-7551 or email: askalibrarian@shastacollege.edu
 

Online Workshops

Access workshops 24/7!
Missed a workshop? Student Lingo offers on-demand student success workshops. Check it out today!
 
 

Final Exam Jam

Prepare For Finals Late Night-Study Nights
TLC (700 Building) - 7-11pm
Wednesday and Thursday nights before Finals
 
The Tutoring & Learning Center (TLC) and the Library are offering extended hours, workshops, and tutoring services to help you prepare for your finals.
 
Science Late Night-Study Nights
Science Lab (Room 1626) - 6-10pm
Wednesday and Thursday nights before Finals
 
The Science Lab Study Nights offer free tutoring, access to computers, and help from faculty, staff and peers.
 

Student Success Center

Hours: M-F 8-5p
Room 102
(530) 242-7672
 
We can help guide you through:
  • Admissions and Enrollment Process
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration and Orientation
  • Education Counseling
  • Assessment Scheduling
The Center also connects students with campus resources. FREE use of computers, printer, scanner & faxing!