Academic Success Workshops

SupportNet offers dynamic workshops each semester that empower Fresno State students with valuable information and tools for accelerated life-long learning and success! The co-curricular learning experience that students access through these workshops continues to show tremendous value in the enhanced college success preparedness, structured goal-setting, improved time management, study efficiency, and more! We utilize the engagement within active student learning communities to provide a level of college-level learning intangibles that fosters empowered academic achievement, well-being, and connectedness. 

As our office works remotely this semester, we encourage you to browse our Fall 2020 schedule of Live Academic Success Workshops (via Zoom) on the calendar (below) as well as our workshop topic descriptions, links to workshop videos and more!  We are also available to provide workshops to Fresno State classes and student groups! Interested faculty, staff, student organizations can find more information below or click here to submit a workshop request.

Lastly, we encourage you to stay connected to our team on social media for our latest updates, events, and academic coaching content on Instagram @ fs_supportnetFacebook @ Fresno State SupportNet, Tik Tok @FSAcademicCoaching, and Twitter @fsSupportNet. Many of our workshop videos can be found and viewed at any time on our YouTube Channel (FS_SupportNet). We hope to see you at one of the Live Academic Success Workshop webinars scheduled for Fall 2020 and welcome you to contact us if you have any questions or need accommodations to attend.

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Workshop Topic Descriptions and Date/Time/Location  

Vision Board Creation: New Year, New Vision

This workshop builds a deeper connection to one's self-concept by exploring the importance of establishing a vision of success. This critical step towards establishing a vision for future accomplishment is accompanied by an opportunity for students to create artistic representations of their self-defined success.  It is recommended that students have supplies such as color pencils, pens, markers, magazines, and paper or poster board to participate in the vision board activity.   

Zoom Live Webinar: Friday, August 28, 2020 (12:00PM - 1:00PM)

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Set, Follow, Achieve: S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting

This interactive workshop establishes an understanding of S.M.A.R.T goals - including how to set goals that encompass the SMART specifications, map subsequent steps and milestones, effectively monitor progress, and build accountability that leads to tangible results and goal fulfillment. Every student can expect to leave this workshop with at least 1 S.M.A.R.T goal established. 

Zoom Live Webinar: Friday, September 25, 2020 (12:00PM - 1:00PM)

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Motivation, Success, and You

This workshop is in the format of a panel discussion and examines the roots of motivation and how it has served to energize the resolve, achievement, and success of our featured panelists. There will be opportunities for Q&A from the audience and a short presentation with tools and recommendations to help deliver a self-inflicted boost in motivation.

Zoom Live Webinar#1: Friday, October 23, 2020 (1:00PM - 2:00PM)

Zoom Live Webinar#2: Monday, November 9, 2020 (12:00PM - 1:00PM)

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Note Taking and Textbook Navigation

This workshop introduces 5 methods of note-taking and helpful software to assist those who would like to improve their current quality of notes - including tips on identifying cues in lecture and reading worthy of noting, and strategies to organize in a way that leads to better information recall.

Zoom Live Webinar: Monday, September 28, 2020 (1:00PM - 2:00PM)

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A Time for Time Management

This interactive workshop examines common points of conflict facing college students as they work to balance time. We will be utilizing our SupportNet tools and available software applications to introduce critical time budgeting concepts, the importance of prioritization, how to manage study and tasks efficiently, and strategies to make quality use of down-time, while also addressing taboo habits of overcommitment and procrastination.

Zoom Live Webinar #1: Monday, August 31, 2020 (11:00AM-12:00PM)

Zoom Live Webinar #2: Monday, September 21, 2020 (1:00PM-2:00PM)

Zoom Live Webinar #3: Monday, November 16, 2020 (12:00PM-1:00PM)

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Choosing a Major

This workshop will introduce campus resources, career assessments, and more tools that are available to help students explore major options and narrow down the specific details from their interests to help determine a choice.

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Memory and Concentration

This workshop is catered to improving memory, information processing, as well as identifying one's peak time of focus leading to stronger recall and study efficiency.

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Stress Management for Academic Success

Come participate in this workshop that features live demonstrations of various techniques that empower you to have more control over stress levels during the semester.

Zoom Webinar #1: Friday, September 18, 2020 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #2: Friday, October 30, 2020 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #3: Monday, November 23, 2020 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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Establishing College-Level Success Habits

This workshop builds student knowledge of methods, strategies, and resources for success by simulating realistic situations that strengthen resource navigation and academic problem-solving.

Zoom Webinar #1: Friday, September 4, 2020 (12:00PM - 1:00PM)

Zoom Webinar #2: Monday, September 14, 2020 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)

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Executing a Winning Exam Game Plan

This workshop will help students develop an effective approach to study and prepare for success with various formats of exams including managing the pressure, stress, self-doubt and test anxiety that may accompany this critical point of the semester. 

Zoom Webinar #1: Monday, October 12, 2020 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #2: Friday, October 16, 2020 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #3: Monday, November 30, 2020 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #4: Friday, December 4, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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Strategies for Success in the Online Learning Environment

This workshop will introduce methods and techniques that will enrich the learning (including increased productivity, retained study material, and preparation for success on exams and quizzes) for students who seem to experience greater struggle with online learning in comparison to in-person.

Zoom Webinar #1: Monday, August 24, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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Zoom Webinar #2: Friday, October 2, 2020

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Zoom Webinar #3: Monday, November 2, 2020

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Discovering Your Learning Style 

This workshop will open up a wealth of insight into an individualized understanding of one's most effective means of learning through the VARK (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, Kinesthetic) assessment - including recommendations of how to apply the results towards an effective learning process.

Zoom Webinar #1: Friday, September 11, 2020 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #2: Monday, October 5, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #3: Friday, November 6, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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Fostering Success for Team-Based Projects

This workshop will feature interactive project-based learning scenarios where the objective is building student savvy in assignments and projects that involve working with group members - including understanding how to leverage qualities within the group for increased productivity, strategies for fostering inclusion, collaboration and accountability, group communication, and developing a realistic timeline for group members to complete the project.

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10 Free Software That Can Boost College Student Success

This workshop presents beneficial academic mobile applications for students to use in their everyday lives. The apps focus on studying effectively, managing time, and staying on task.

Zoom Webinar #1: Friday, October 9, 2020 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #2: Friday, November 13, 2020 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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Me, Myself, & I: Self-Care

This workshop will introduce students to best practices, structured methods, and resources to help prioritize self-care and ensure a healthy work/life balance. 

Zoom Webinar #1: Monday, October 26, 2020 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #2: Friday, November 20, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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An Introduction to Academic Coaching: How We Can Partner to Achieve Success

This workshop will introduce SupportNet, our academic coaching services, and resources in a way that opens the door for faculty, staff, and students to partner with SupportNet towards maximizing success.

Zoom Webinar #1: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #2: Thursday, August 20, 2020 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Zoom Webinar #3: Friday, August 21, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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Overcoming Self-Doubt and the Fear of Failure

This workshop will introduce a variety of techniques that empower students to shift thinking and perspectives that accompany self-doubt, negative self-talk, and fear of failure to lift up a more energized, motivated approach to thinking and action towards success.

Zoom Webinar: Monday, October 19, 2020 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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ASW Presentation Request Form

SupportNet's workshops provide valuable information and tools that connect students to life-long academic success! If you are interested in having our team conduct a presentation for students in your class, in your program, or for your student club or organization please fill out our request form below. We welcome these opportunities and will be glad to assist!

Please click on the hyperlink below to provide a few details to help our team start preparing to be at our best for your request. After the form has been submitted, our SupportNet staff will follow-up to secure any additional details or information to accommodate your request.  Click the link below to request our team for a workshop:

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