College Success Workshop Series

Wondering what to major in? Thinking about grad school? Looking for a more general overview of different topics? Come to one of our workshops! Held in larger-group settings, workshops are a great way to learn all about the subject theme. Come talk with the mentors about different strategies as well as the experiences of the Mentors and your fellow students in an open and supportive community!


In need of a mid-week pick-me-up? Come to Coffee Buzz on Buzz with the Grad Mentors! Each week we'll be chatting about different topics. Check back for themes!

Workshop Details

Exploring Many Paths:
Major to Career

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Dwinelle 370

Worried about how your major will translate into a job after graduation? Join us to explore the many paths from major to career--whether you have that dream job in mind already or if you’re still not quite sure! Learn how to cultivate transferable skills that will help you on any path you choose. We’ll also discuss common pressures associated with picking a college major, and dispel myths about the connection between majors and occupations.


Study Smarter, Not Harder

Metacognitive Strategies for Success

Thursday, September 19, 2019

5:00 - 7:00

Location: Durant Conference Room 9

Midterms are approaching and you just settled in to your favorite study nook with your computer, notes, and caffeine in tow… Now what?! What does smart and effective studying even look like in college? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be so hard! Join us to get study tips, tricks, and strategies for learning (and remembering!) new material, reading, taking notes, and preparing for tests.

Making Major Choices:

How to Find the Major That's Right for You

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

4:00 - 6:00

Location: Dwinelle 370

Don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing a major? Torn between multiple majors? Come learn about the various ways to research a major and determine if an educational path is right for you. We’ll complete career assessments, provide resources for researching majors, and help you identify what you want out of your major, so that you can be confident that the major you choose is defined by your skills, interests and career goals.

Who Do I Go To For...?

Navigating Faculty and Campus Resources

Thursday, October 3, 2019

4:00 - 6:00

Location: Dwinelle 3401

Are you unsure about how to approach your GSI or professor when you have a question about a course? Need help on campus but not sure who to ask? From email etiquette to recommendations and office hours, we’ll discuss how to make the most of your contact time with instructors and provide practical tips on how to navigate your role as an undergraduate student in the university.

Considering What's Next:

Is Grad School Right for Me?

New date and location: 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm. 

Durant Hall conference room 9

Thinking about grad school but not quite sure? Join us to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree and important considerations when planning for it. There are many different paths to grad school and we’ll talk about the pros and cons of each, as well as how to think about your post-graduation career in a way that suits your goals.

Week to Week:

Successful Time Management Strategies

Cancelled and replaced by Considering What's Next: Is Grad School Right for Me?

Mobilizing Your Major:

Interviews, Jobs, and Internships

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 

Location: Dwinelle 370

Want to learn about ways to “test-drive” your major through hands-on experience? Come learn about on- and- off-campus opportunities such as internships, externships, and volunteering! By understanding the differences between these opportunities and the professional development experiences that you will gain, you will walk away with a better understanding of how to seek out opportunities that are right for you and how to best prepare for applying!

Calm at Cal:

Finding Balance and Self-Care

Thursday, November 7, 2019

4:00 - 6:00

Durant Conference Room 9

Stressed about stress? Learn techniques to manage your stress and maintain a healthy school-life balance