Workshops

Transfer Student Services (TSS) provides regular workshops throughout the semester on various topics critical to transfer student success at FSU. All workshops are free to attend and do not require prior registration. At this time, all workshops are offered via Zoom, just click on the link provided at the workshop scheduled time.

Workshops and presentations can also be requested by student groups, organizations, and faculty beyond this schedule. To request a presentation or workshop, please complete this request form and a TSS representative will be in touch!

Transfer Roundtable

Join other transfer students for a question and answer session on various topics related to transfer life. Guest speakers from across campus will share tips on thriving at FSU. Find out how to access resources on campus, how to have work-school-life balance, the best organizations for transfer students to join, and how to meet other transfer students on campus. 

Study Sunday for Transfer Students

TSS staff will be on-site or available virtually to provide a meaningful experience for students needing to practice effective study habits and routines. This is an open-door event; students can come and go as they please. Study materials and templates will be available as well as snacks and fun breaks spread throughout. 

Canvas 101 & Mastering Canvas

A hands-on workshop for Canvas beginners and experts alike! Students will learn how to navigate their Canvas sites, adjust notification settings, and other strategies to effectively use Canvas for success!

Creating a High Quality Learning Environment at Home

This workshop is designed to identify concerns related to remote learning, identifying priorities for an ideal learning environment, and executing strategies for continued remote learning success.

Achieving Peace of Mind on Test Day

This workshop is designed to address stress factors that affect test performance and how to utilize strategies to better prepare for exams.

Academic Leadership

This workshop is designed to address how transfer students can develop their academic leadership competencies and make their mark on their community.

Success Express: Online Learning Strategies 

Learn effective strategies to become a self-regulated learner in your online classes!

Getting Yourself Together for Finals: Goals, Plans, & Tasks 

Finals are right around the corner, are you ready? This workshop will help students prepare their task management plans and goals to get everything finished.

Maximizing Research Skills 

This workshop is designed to help students maximizing their research skills and take advantage of campus resources for research. 

Other Workshops

These workshops are not currently offered this semester, but can be requested by a student group, organization, or faculty member! To request a presentation or workshop, please complete this request form and a TSS representative will be in touch!

  • How to Avoid Transfer Shock: Students will discuss the realistic challenges of a first semester at FSU and how to maximize campus resources to navigate their experience.
  • How to Balance Everything as a Transfer Student: Students will discuss mindfulness techniques to keep all the different "selves" that demand our time and attention in alignment. Students will discuss meditation techniques and the benefits of yoga to creating a balanced environment.
  • Maximizing "The Stroze" and Other Cool Library Resources: Sponsored by Strozier Library, students will get tips on maximizing their research efforts and hands-on experience effectively using databases as research tools.
  • Matching Majors to Careers for Transfer Students: Sponsored by the Career Center, this workshop is specifically designed for transfer students who are still exploring career options. Students will discuss how to turn interdisciplinary experiences into productive careers.
  • Predicting Exam Questions: Students will practice incorporating the skills of generating higher order questions as a note-taking and study preparation strategy.
  • How Can I Read All of THIS? Students will practice active reading strategies designed to enhance their level of preparation for classes and exams.
  • Smart Study Skills for Transfer Students: Students will explore how to develop a comprehensive study schedule and use visuals, technology, and group work to improve the effectiveness of their study experience.
  • So You Think You Know How to Give a Good Presentation? Students will learn the basics of developing engaging and dynamic presentations, presentation do's and don'ts, and the latest technologies available in presentation software and applications.
  • Thinking and Writing Like a Scholarly Transfer Student: Students will discuss writing and speaking expectations at the collegiate level and practice working through various dilemmas using critical thinking strategies.
  • Transfer Essentials: Get questions answered on the bus schedule, the best places to study, and how to operate Canvas.
  • The Transfer Student's Guide to Getting Involved: Student affairs professionals will discuss with students the benefits of an active campus engagement experience, provide information on how to make the best involvement choices, and explore how to develop original student organizations.

Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule

All workshops this semester are offered via Zoom at the links below. Click here to download the full fall 2020 semester schedule. 

September 2020

Workshop Date Time Zoom Link
Success Express: Online Learning Strategies Tuesday, September 1 5:15 PM https://fla.st/3aHUNGX
Transfer Roundtable: Fall Kickoff Wednesday, September 2 5:15 PM https://bit.ly/FallTransferRoundtable
Canvas 101/Mastering Canvas Thursday, September 10 5:15 PM https://fla.st/2YcxD6E
Study Sunday for Transfer Students Sunday, September 13 3:00 PM https://bit.ly/StudySundayF20
Creating a High Quality Learning Environment at Home Tuesday, September 15 5:15 PM https://bit.ly/915LearningHome
Success Express: Online Learning Strategies Thursday, September 24 5:15 PM https://fla.st/3j38piX
Achieving Peace of Mind on Test Day Tuesday, September 29 12:15 PM https://bit.ly/929AchievePeace

 

October 2020

Workshop Date Time Zoom Link
Transfer Roundtable: Getting Involved & Engaged Wednesday, October 7 5:15 PM https://bit.ly/FallTransferRoundtable
Academic Leadership: Making your Mark Thursday, October 8 1:00 PM https://bit.ly/AcademicLeadershipOct
Canvas 101/Mastering Canvas Tuesday, October 13 1:00 PM https://fla.st/31c8tqT
Maximizing Research Skills Thursday, October 15 1:00 PM https://bit.ly/MaxResearchOct
Success Express: Online Learning Strategies Thursday, October 22 5:15 PM https://fla.st/3iVLIxe
Study Sunday for Transfer Students Sunday, October 25 3:00 PM https://bit.ly/StudySundayF20
Creating a High Quality Learning Environment at Home Tuesday, October 27 12:15 PM https://bit.ly/1027LearningHome

 

November 2020

Workshop Date Time Zoom Link
Transfer Roundtable: Self-Care & Transfer Students Wednesday, November 4 5:15 PM https://bit.ly/FallTransferRoundtable
Achieving Peace of Mind on Test Day Tuesday, November 17 5:15 PM https://bit.ly/1117AchievePeace
Academic Leadership: Making your Mark Thursday, November 19 1:00 PM https://bit.ly/AcademicLeadershipNov
Study Sundays for Transfer Students Sunday, November 22 3:00 PM https://bit.ly/StudySundayF20

 

December 2020

Workshop Date Time Zoom Link
Getting Yourself Together for Finals: Goals, Plans, & Tasks Tuesday, December 1 5:15 PM https://fla.st/32dSyaS
Transfer Roundtable: Fall Close Out Wednesday, December 2 5:15 PM https://bit.ly/FallTransferRoundtable
Study Sundays for Transfer Students Sunday, December 6 3:00 PM https://bit.ly/StudySundayF20
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