University College Advising Center

Academic Success Series - Fall 2012

How to Be a Successful MTSU Student
Sponsored by: University College & MTSU Walker Library

These one hour workshops are designed for any student who needs help or wants to learn more about the topic area.
We hope these sessions will help spring into a successful semester! 

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How to Get Started at MTSU

September 4th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Mark Convery - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This session will cover topics including how to navigate RaiderNet & D2L, understanding the Lottery Scholarship, and helpful tips about GPA and academic standing.

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How to Use Your Time Wisely

September 11th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Danielle Stefanski - Advisor, University College Advising Center

Time management is something most students struggle with on a daily basis. This session will cover techniques to help you better manage your time.

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Time Management Worksheet
Master Schedule Worksheet
Values Worksheet


How to Be a Successful Veteran Student

September 11th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 248
Presenter: Heather Conrad, VetSuccess On Campus Counselor

This session will discuss educational benefits to include Post 09/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as others.  We will briefly discuss all other potential veterans benefits, and explain our new program, VetSuccess on Campus and the services available through this program.


How to Study and Prepare for Tests

September 18th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Gia Jones - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This session will cover tips on note taking, how to effectively study your notes as well as tips for navigating different types of tests.

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Study Skills Handout


How to Set Goals and Stay Motivated

September 25th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Bruce Lund, Author, Speaker, and Founder of NEXTPERT

This session will cover information on how to reach their personal and professional goals through exciting motivational techniques. Students will learn how to stay motivated and positive despite obstacles they may face.

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How to Give a Winning Presentation

October 2nd at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Brock Patterson, MTSU Alumnus

This session will cover tips and tricks that will help students refine their presentation and public speaking skills.

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ALARM Worksheet


How to Maintain Academic Integrity

October 9th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Amanda Samsel - Coordinator, Judicial Affairs

This session will cover the four different parts of MTSU's Academic Misconduct policy and why academic integrity is so important. It will also cover what happens if you are accused of violating MTSU's Academic Misconduct policy and how to avoid plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, or facilitation.

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How to Make Study Abroad a Part of Your Academic Plan

October 9th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 248
Presenters:
Tiffany Bickers - Office of Education Abroad & Jennifer Nicley - MTSU Study Abroad Participant

This session is a great opportunity for students who are interested in finding education abroad programs which offer courses that will count towards their MTSU degree.  An education abroad returnee will also talk about her academic experience in Panama, including the differences between an international and U.S. classroom setting.


How to Use the Library

October 23rd at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Kristen West - Assistant Professor, Walker Library

Come find out what successful MTSU students know about the library and learn how to utilize the various resources available.

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How to Use Your Academic Advisor

October 30th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Travis Tipton - College Advisor, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

This session will cover information on how to know who your advisor is; how to get the most out of your time with your advisor, and what questions you should ask your advisor.

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How to Choose the Right Career for You

November 6th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Nancy Stubblefield -
Advisor, University College Advising Center

Having trouble choosing a major? This session will cover techniques on helping you find the right major and career field that best fits your personality and abilities.

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How to Unwind, Relax, Chill and Still Be a Successful Student

November 13th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Lisa Schrader - Director, Health Promotion

Being a college student is stressful! Academics, jobs, friends, and family can pull you in many directions, and there never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. This session will cover how stress can impact your academics and your health. Leave with some surefire strategies to help you de-stress your life.

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How to Prepare for Final Exams

November 27th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446 & December 4th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Eric Miller - Advisor, University College Advising Center

**Note:  This session will be held twice to accomodate various student schedules.  The same information is presented at both sessions.

This interactive session will focus on helping students prepare for final exams. Specific attention will be placed on assisting students with time management, reviewing helpful study skills, and discussing effective test taking strategies.

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Have Questions?
Contact Brandie Nelson at the University College Advising Center at (615) 898-2339.

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