- DOs and DON'Ts of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
- How social media can hurt you: "Facebook Fired", "Facebook Dumped" & "Terrible Tweets"
- How it can help you: Marketing/branding, going viral and online networking
Many students feel overwhelmed as they face college challenges. Stress comes from a variety of sources: deadlines, confusion and conflicts, loneliness, illness, injury or death, changing expectations, or even a new romance. How you react to stressful circumstances may determine how well you survive.
Learning to reduce the amount of stress you experience and improve your ability to handle it are two very important keys to finding success and keeping it.
Do you feel as though finding a scholarship is like participating in a scavenger hunt? In a way, it is! Finding the reward requires effort on your part. However, our goal in this session is to help you decipher some of the "clues" that scholarship donors give (both within and outside of UAB) and to guide you as to where you should look for these resources.
What is plagiarism? Using someone else's words? Ideas? This workshop will help you recognize times when you might be plagiarizing and give you some tools to avoid it in the future.
Adjust to living on your own from an exercise and nutrition perspective. We will focus on measures to allow you to maintain or improve your exercise and nutrition perspective. Focus on measure to allow you to maintain or improve your exercise/nutritional habits.
This session will teach students how to calculate GPA. During the session, each student will complete a worksheet of step-by-step examples. (This can be used to verify attendance for FYE faculty if desired.) Careful use of the forgiveness policy and its implications for GPA will be discussed, including the fact that all grades remain on the transcript. GPA improvement strategies, and the lessening of GPA effect as more grades are included, will also be demonstrated. Students will be invited to suggest relevant scenarios for consideration.
Why Do They Do It THAT Way? Navigating UAB's Information Technology Systems.
Befuddled by BlazerNET? Wondering about Wi-Fi? Lost the library in a litany of loops on the UAB website? It happens - a LOT. Come find out how to simplify these sometimes frustrating tasks, and enjoy the resources available from our 21st century campus. Snoozefest? Hardly - this seminar will be led by UAB's own wild and crazy guys from IT. Get ready to laugh and learn in a truly edu-taining experience.
This is your chance to ask questions to other students about what you wished you had known before coming to college or want to know now that you are here.
Are you ready to get involved? Academic Service Learning is different from volunteering, internships and co-curricular service learning. Come and learn about the wide range of designated service-learning courses across disciplines and how you can benefit from this experience.
Hear from fellow UAB students on different ways to gain experience. Learn how experience can expand your career options leading to a larger network of contacts and greater rates of career success goals.
This session will help students assess their academic health at this point in the semester. Activities/discussion topics will include how to calculate your standing in a course, post exam analysis, and study tips from the Office for Student Academic Success peer assistants. The focus will be on preventative care—the OSAS ER is not where you want to be the week before finals.
This session will focus on a self-assessment of procrastinatory behavior, identification of slight to major consequences of procrastination, and the creation of an action plan to overcome dysfunctional procrastination. The presenter consistently scores a 65 (moderate-high) on Lay's Procrastination Scale and is not a scold.
Learn the process for setting and selecting smart goals, as well as explain how to evaluate those goals for academic success.
Modeled after speed dating. Participating students will obtain on-the-spot information regarding majors and careers by rotating through 4 tables at 10 minute intervals. Staff representing UAB schools, General Studies and Career Services will be in attendance. This event is open to all students interested in exploring majors and/or looking to gain knowledge on how their major translates into a career.
A panel discussion with current undergraduates who are involved in research across a variety of disciplines. These undergraduate researchers will discuss how they got involved in research, what they are currently working on, who they are working with and what the experience means to their educational and professional goals.
Where in the world is UAB? We're everywhere! This last year, UAB became one of the few universities in the U. S. to have its undergraduates studying in every continent of the globe. Come learn what some of our most recent undergraduate students have been able to do in the world. They'll share pictures, stories and, more importantly, the process for making Study Away a reality. Who knows, you might just be inspired to blaze your own trail to the far reaches of the globe!
Using Google calendar to organize and get things done. Learning objectives:
- How to select a calendar for viewing
- How to add events to a calendar
- How to delete events
- How to invite people to events
- How to share a calendar
- How to accept an invitation to a shared calendar
Abby Blair and Khoi C. Bishop
Relationship issues, building healthy relationships, not being too dependent, healthy levels of communication and having your own sense of identity while being in a relationship. This presentation will also address ways to have more confidence and how to make healthier choices as well as learning how to be a trusting and loving partner.
Free Food For Thought is designed to encourage dialogue on a variety of topics that could be considered polarizing within the UAB Community. In a safe, structured environment, participants have an opportunity to learn from one another through discussion. The intended outcome of our program is a greater understanding of the ideas and opinions of others. In exchange for your opinion, we will provide you with Free Food.
Learn how to secure the seat in the graduate/professional school of your choice. Topics include:
- evaluating your grad school options
- planning around timelines
- understanding the application process
- completing the admission essay & tests for entry
- and evaluating options for financial assistance.
Managing your finances while a student, focusing on the problems that come from having credit card debt. I'll also briefly mention student financial aid and suggest alternatives to using credit cards to finance a student's studies.
This session will include a panel discussion about academic and non-academic conduct with UAB faculty and administrators and small group work with ethical decision making based on hypothetical scenarios. Join us for a lively discussion.