First Year Experience Success Series
The FYE Success Series is a sequence of workshops to help first year students succeed. With topics ranging from responsibility to relationships and stress to studying, there's something for everyone!
Success Series sessions are a great way to fulfill your FYE campus activity requirements.
YOU COULD WIN AN iPAD®!
The more sessions you attend, the more skills and knowledge you gain. Plus, at each session, you'll receive a raffle ticket to win an Apple iPad®.
Spring 2013 Success Series Workshops
Get Informed: First Year FAQs
Answers to the common questions first year students are thinking about.
- Thursday, Jan. 24 • Main Hall Auditorium • 2 - 3 p.m.
Get Control: Managing Stress
Stress gets a pretty bad rap when, in reality, it has a lot of benefits! This session will teach you a new perspective on stress, and how to make sure you are making your stress work FOR you - not against you.
Friday, Feb. 1 • Main Hall Auditorium • 12 - 1 p.m.
Get Balanced: Wellness and Health for College Students
Between studying, friends, and planning for the future, college students sometimes slip into bad habits related to nutrition, lack of exercise, and overall wellness. Learn practical ways to maintain your health while balancing other responsibilities.
- Tuesday, Feb. 5 • Main Hall Auditorium • 2 - 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 20 • Main Hall Auditorium • 12 - 1 p.m.
Get Thinking: Succeeding on Essay Exams
This session will focus on essay preparation strategies including PORPE, factors that influence your grade and test-time efficiency.
- Monday, Feb. 11 • Main Hall Auditorium • 1 - 2 p.m.
Get Planning: Using Your MyPlan Career Results
MyPlan helps students plan more fulfilling lives by making informed decisions about their education and careers. Get help interpreting your MyPlan assessment results and taking steps towards planning for your future career.
- Friday, Feb. 15 • Main Hall Auditorium • 2 - 3 p.m.
Public safety, in partnership with the division of Human Resources, is conducting A.L.I.C.E. workshops. The 60 minute long A.L.I.C.E. sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter. A.L.I.C.E. - Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation is crisis training created by Texas law enforcement officers. This highly effective and “common sense” training has been readily adopted by many educational law enforcement institutions in Ohio, including Kent State University and throughout the U.S. Hopefully you will never have to use the information you will learn, but if a situation does arise in a classroom or in an office, you will have an idea of what you can do to increase your survivability. Please register ahead of time at www.kent.edu/success/programs/success-series.cfm and search by date.
- Thursday, Feb. 21 • Main Hall Auditorium • 2 - 3 p.m.
Study Abroad: Seeing the World and Taking Classes at the Same Time
Whether you want to go for a semester, a year, or just a few weeks, Kent State University has a study abroad opportunity to fit your needs and your budget. This session will take a look at programs offered around the world and the steps to take to successfully plan your trip.
- Friday, Feb. 22 • Main Hall Auditorium • 1 - 2 p.m.
Financially Surviving College
Topics will include: savings, cash management, credit and debt management, and Q & A.
- Wednesday, Feb. 27 • Main Hall Auditorium • 3 - 4 p.m.
Get Money: Tips on How to Write Impressive Scholarship Essays
This session will discuss strategies for writing successful scholarship application essays by helping students understand how to gauge audience expectations and direct their self-presentation in personal statements.
- Friday, March 1 • Main Hall Auditorium • 10 - 11 a.m.
Get Researching: The Importance of Undergraduate Research
Hear first-hand from students and faculty the experience of co-presenting at local and national conferences.
- Wednesday, March 13 • Main Hall Auditorium • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Do's and Don'ts of Exam Preparation
This session will chronicle the exploits of two college students as they prepare for exams. One does everything right and reaps the rewards; the other definitely needs some help. Which are you when it comes to dealing with test anxiety? Find out how to build a plan to ensure that you are physically and mentally ready the day of the exam and make sure that you area ready to “show what you know,” as you sit for the exam.
- Monday, April 15 • Main Hall Auditorium • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.