Request a Workshop

Do your students need to brush up on academic skills? Refer them to our workshops or host a workshop in your class.

CLAS workshops engage students in the learning process and provide them with new tools for academic success. Our interactive presentations include providing students with strategies to:

  • Be more effective communicators
  • Study the best way for their individualized learning style
  • Manage their time efficiently

Please contact Student Success to learn more.

Workshop Request Form

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Center for Learning & Academic Success

The transition from high school to college can be overwhelming and difficult. This workshop helps outline what college professors expect of college students, as well as how to complete assignments without plagiarizing.

Suffolk University is fortunate to have a very diverse student body. This workshop is meant for ELL students and a CLAS writing tutor will cover how to improve reading comprehension, grammar, and essay writing.

One of the biggest skills students struggle with is public speaking. Unfortunately, public speaking is a big part of college presentations, debates/negotiations, and networking. A workshop scholar will share their pointers on how to improve public speaking, small talk, and debate skills in this workshop.

This workshop details effective strategies for working in groups, mediation techniques, and how to plan ahead before an upcoming group project deadline. It also covers intercultural competence and effective communication strategies.

This workshop provides resources for students to manage their time more effectively. It provides paper and digital calendar options as well as tips for organizing your schedule.

We have all tried to cram for an exam. Unfortunately, the outcome is rarely the grade we hoped for. This workshop goes into detail about study tips, time management, and mobile apps that can be used to help you get the most out of your studying and avoid cramming.

There is nothing worse than sitting in an exam, staring into distance, thinking about how you know the answer but just can't remember it. This test-taking strategies workshop will help students crush their exams by learning tips and tricks for answering different types of exam questions, as well as campus resources for both tutoring and counseling to beat test anxiety.

This workshop discusses several different note-taking techniques to help students get the most out of their classes. Students will be able to decide which technique is most useful to them based on the content covered in their courses.

Students are busy and stressed while in college. This workshop helps students manage their stress that is caused by an overwhelming schedule. While managing your time, do not forget to take time out for yourself, to try some of our self-care techniques/activities.

We all go to college in hopes of landing our dream job. However, it takes several steps to get the job we really want. This workshop covers how to write a resume that's unique and engaging and a cover letter that will have the employer eager to bring you in for an interview.

Whether you are seeking a job or are established in a job, networking is an effective way to build connections. This workshop covers how to network, who to network with, and building an elevator speech.

This workshop covers important functions and commands in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A step-by-step demonstration is provided during the workshop.

This workshop will explore some of the soft-skills that students gain through their study abroad experience and teach students how to articulate their experiences. Many students report feeling more independent, responsible, and globally-aware after they spend time on a study abroad program. We will talk about how students can leverage these skills in interviews and in the workforce. (Need to talk to CDC still)

Now that you have accepted a job or internship, it is important to understand what is expected of you by your peers and employer. This workshop gives an overview of how to have professional communication, attire, and attitude to ensure you are successful in the workplace.

This step-by-step workshop will give students an introduction to one of the most effective networking tools used by employers and employees alike. Students will follow along on computers and make their own LinkedIn account, focusing on phrasing and organizing their information to create an appealing profile.

College students are under an immense amount of stress today and the importance of recognizing an issue with one's mental health, or an issue with a peer, is more important than ever. Students will learn the symptoms and signs of a mental health issue that needs addressing, and will be given tips and resources for stress management and support.

Center for International programs & Services

This workshop will review the study abroad programs offered by the Center for International Programs and Services. Students will learn where they are able to study abroad and for how long. We will review eligibility requirements and the application process. We will also cover the academic and financial processes, such as how the courses transfer back to Suffolk and what financial aid can be used.

This workshop will explore some of the soft-skills that students gain through their study abroad experience and teach students how to articulate their experiences. Many students report feeling more independent, responsible, and globally-aware after they spend time on a study abroad program. We will talk about how students can leverage these skills in interviews and in the workforce. (Need to talk to CDC still)

Immigration is a hot topic within American politics. We can discuss briefly what we do for students and the ramifications of possible changes to US policy.

 

Office of Disability Services

Read&Write is a program available to all students at Suffolk that “lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently.” In this session, the Division of Student Success will demonstrate how students can use Read&Write to turn any book into an audio book, create highlighted and audible study guides, and make use of a wealth of writing tools.

 

Undergraduate Academic Advising Center

Using tools on MySuffolk and the UAAC website, students’ will be taught how to develop a semester by semester map of course selections. Along with this practical discussion, students’ will be encouraged to expand upon how to check off their “bucket list” at Suffolk; e.g. the best semester to Study Abroad, when to fit in an internship, when their preferred major electives are offered, etc.

This workshop will explore in-depth the Program Evaluation; the key information provided on this form and how to use that information to stay on top of your major and graduate on time. Specific topics covered include the where to find your Cumulative v. Major GPA, core and major requirements, and defining Free Elective Credit-how much do you have left and how you might use these elective credits.

Prelaw at Suffolk is a segment of pre-professional advising, assisting students to apply to law school. This session will explore some prominent myths about the “ideal” prelaw major and what students can do outside the classroom as part of preparing for the law school experience

 

Career Development

This presentation introduces students to what a resume is, how it is organized, and what information is included. It helps them to prepare content and write their own resumes in order to effectively market themselves to employers.

This workshop helps Suffolk students know what to expect during the interview process. It offers strategic tips on how to prepare for the interview and it helps students develop the skills necessary to be a competitive candidate in the job market.

In this Internship Presentation, the students will learn what an internship is, why it is important to do one, search strategies (including online research and networking) and how to make the most of the internship experience.