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Student Success Workshops

On Track collaborates to offer a variety of workshops throughout the semester that help students develop and maintain the essential skills that are integral to being a successful student. Although all Moody College of Communication students are invited to attend the workshops, some students may be required to do so by the Student Success Coordinator.

If none of the listed workshops work with your schedule or don't seem as if they would be of benefit to you, participants in the Comm Back on Track (CBOT) and CBOT Academic Progress Plan may choose to visit one of the following campus resources instead, or talk to your academic advisor about other options:

University Writing Center: http://uwc.utexas.edu/
Public Speaking Center: http://ugs.utexas.edu/slc/support/speaking-center

Be sure to use the Campus Resource Visit Form in your handbook; get it signed and turn it in to your advisor to receive appropriate credit for the visit.

SPRING 2018 TOPICS

Offered by CMHC - CARE Counselor, Abby Simpson

Taming Test Anxiety:  Strategies to Reduce Test Worry
Does your mind go blank, or race with thoughts when you take a test? Even when we know the material, tests can be anxiety provoking. You're in luck, because test anxiety can be reduced. Learn techniques for calming your mind, and improving your performance in testing situations. Pizza will be provided!
RSVP at http://whoozin.com/4C4-KPP-67YE

Wednesday, May 2nd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, BMC 2.508

Am I the Only One?  It’s Okay to Be Less Than Perfect
Do you ever feel like your classmates know something you don't about staying on top of everything? Do you find yourself thinking, "I should be able to do this," "I should already know this stuff," or "I just need to work harder"? Sometimes you might feel like you're the only one who just can't seem to get it together. This workshop focuses on concrete tips and techniques for handling the stressors of college, and for teaching ourselves how to bounce back from mistakes. Pizza will be provided!
RSVP at http://whoozin.com/RTD-EG9-3XHM

Thursday, March 8th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, BMC 2.508

Schedule a one-on-one visit with the CARE Counselor
Call Abby Simpson at 512-471-7642 to schedule an appointment, and leave a message if she is unavailable.

Offered by Communication Career Services (CCS)

Career Advice To-Go
Communication Career Services advisors are heading out of the office and setting up public locations throughout Moody to provide on-demand assistance on resume and cover letter writing, interview strategies, networking tips and techniques, job and internship searching, and more. In addition, advisors will be hosting intermittent 5-minute "flash workshops" on a variety of career preparation and exploration topics. RSVPs are not required.

Topics and Dates are TBD – check back soon!

Resume Madness
CCS offers extended Walk-In advising hours during the week before the Communication Job & Internship Fair. Stop in for a 15 minute advising session.  RSVPs are not required.

Thursday, February 15th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm in BMC 2.302
Friday, February 16th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm in BMC 2.302

Career Fair. You Got This.
Attending a career fair is intimidating, whether it’s your first time or fourth time. Come practice strategies for successfully pitching yourself at a fair, learn what you need to have ready by the time of the event, and discover the value of establishing a professional network at the Job and Internship Fair.  Career Fair. You Got This. RSVPs are not required.

Monday, February 12th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in BMC 2.508
Tuesday, February 13th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, in BMC 2.508

Wonder Women in Communication

Join Communication Career Services on April 12, 2018 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM in BMC 2.106 as we harness the wisdom of four powerful Austin heroines! These Wonder Women will share stories of challenges and victories along the journey from student to superhero. This panel will consist of a moderated Q&A followed by an open invitation for questions from the audience. More details on Facebook and on our website!

For additional questions about the event, please contact ccsmain@austin.utexas.edu.

Seating is limited to the first 280 guests. Seating will begin at 5:30pm.

Offered by Moody Writing Support Program

Prepping for Texas Tryouts
We’ll cover how to craft interview questions, write basic news stories and communicate with editors.  Hear from former and present members of The Daily Texan.  And of course, we’ll have pizza!

Monday, January 29th, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, BMC 3.204

Moody Readers’ Book Club discussion of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance (open to students, faculty & staff)

Tuesday, February 6th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, BMC 3.378

Schedule a One-on-One Appointment for Help with a Moody Writing Assignment

  1. Visit sites.utexas.edu/moodywriting
  2. Select your major.
  3. Find a coach whose hours fit your schedule.
  4. Click “Quick Book.”
  5. Fill out the booking profile.
  6. Show up to BMC 3.322 at your scheduled time.

Offered by Sanger Learning Center

Public Speaking 101
Do you have a presentation or speech to give for class, a conference, or a student org meeting? This free workshop led by consultants from UT’s Public Speaking Center will teach you how to meet the needs of the assignment and your audience, so that you feel prepared and confident. We will provide strategies for every stage of the process, from planning and rehearsing, to delivering your A+ presentation.
RSVP at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/  

Wednesday, February 28th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, PCL Learning Lab 4
Thursday, March 22nd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, PCL Learning Lab 4

Read Between the Lines
College can feel like you’re buried in an avalanche of textbook chapters, articles, and other reading to do. Getting through all those pages is hard. This free workshop will show you a 3-step strategy that will help you get the most out of your reading.
RSVP at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/  

Monday, February 5th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Tuesday, February 20th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Wednesday, March 7th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Wednesday, March 7th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, BMC 2.508 (RSVP to http://whoozin.com/EEP-M33-K6HF ) - Pizza will be provided!
Thursday, April 5th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Thursday, April 19th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, BMC 2.508 (RSVP to http://whoozin.com/63C-UYF-3UA4 ) - Pizza will be provided!

Study Smarter Not Harder
Do you ever get frustrated that you spent days or even weeks studying for an exam, but didn’t get the scores you expected? If you’re not using the right strategies, it doesn’t matter how many hours you spend with your nose in a book. This free workshop helps you learn about the steps of the study cycle, and discover how to engage in meaningful, active learning to achieve the results you want in class.
RSVP at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/ for JES locations

Thursday, January 25th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Wednesday, January 31st, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Thursday, February 1st, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, BMC 2.508 (RSVP at http://whoozin.com/6AC-6FP-GDX4) - Pizza will be provided!
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Thursday, March 1st, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Monday, March 9th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Wednesday, April 4th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, BMC 2.508 (RSVP at http://whoozin.com/X33-DYV-JRFU ) - Pizza will be provided!
Tuesday, April 10th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309

Time & Procrastination
We all have the same amount of time in a day, but how we allocate it can make the difference between success and stress. In this free workshop, we'll show you how to better use your time to make the most out of every minute of your day and find a balance between work and play.
RSVP at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/ for JES locations

Monday, January 29th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Wednesday, February 7th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Thursday, February 15th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Monday, February 19th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. BMC 2.508 (RSVP at http://whoozin.com/HRQ-XGJ-GKJN) - Pizza will be provided!
Monday, February 26th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Wednesday, March 28th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Tuesday, April 17th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309

Winning Finals
Preparing for finals? Feel like your study techniques could use a tune up? Join us at this free workshop for last minute tips and strategies on how to manage your time, study strategically, and stay healthy as you reach the academic finish line!
RSVP at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Monday, April 30th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, BMC 2.508 (Please RSVP to http://whoozin.com/4K9-TV4-63M7 ) - Pizza will be provided!
Tuesday, May 1st, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, JES A309
Monday, May 7th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, JES A309