Sharpen Your Skills Week

Be informed. Be present. Take charge.

September 20th - 24th, 2021

Sharpen Your Skills Week showcases a series of workshops, conferences and events on various topics related to university life and brings to light enriching opportunities offered exclusively to you as FSS Students. This is a chance to come together! Whatever your year, your program or your ambitions, we invite you to join us!

*See French web page for French workshops.

Mark Your Calendars: Time Management Workshop!

Student showing her watch

Monday, September 20th

Zoom webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Courses, readings, assignments, work, volunteering, being fit, getting involved, and yes…SLEEP!! Today’s students are busier than ever. Faculty of Social Sciences student mentors will show you best practices for time management.

Bring your agenda and your course outlines. This hands-on workshop will help you get organized and draw up a plan to achieve your academic and personal goals for the session.

Register here!

Noteworthy: Effective Note-Taking Strategies

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Tuesday, September 21st

Zoom webinar: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Fact: Thirty minutes after attending class, you have already forgotten approximately 50% of the information provided to you.

This workshop will help you recognize important concepts from your readings and course notes. Our team will offer simple strategies to help you develop your note-taking skills, including how to take concise, well-organized, and well-worded notes. You’ll also get useful tips to help you retain information and maximize study time. Join us — let’s talk!

Register here!

 

Burnout Blast

Wednesday, September 22nd

Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. - 11  a.m.

This workshop combines the practice of setting goals, time management, scheduling, and self-awareness in order to identify the signs of burnout and provide you with tips and techniques to avoid burnout.

Register here!

How to manage your finances as a university student

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Thursday, September 23rd 

Zoom Webinar: 2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Good financial planning can help you to focus on your studies and graduate with as little debt as possible. As a university student, there are new financial factors to consider: rent, meal plans/groceries, and textbooks. The financial aid and awards office will offer this virtual workshop to help you adapt to these new financial obligations and challenges. Please join us to learn some helpful tips on how to develop a good financial plan and continue these habits during your studies.

Register here!

Mark Your Calendars: Time Management Workshop!

Thursday, September 23rd 

Zoom webinar: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Did you miss Monday's workshop? Fret not! join us for this one.

Courses, readings, assignments, work, volunteering, being fit, getting involved, and yes…SLEEP!! Today’s students are busier than ever. Faculty of Social Sciences student mentors will show you best practices for time management.

Bring your agenda and your course outlines. This hands-on workshop will help you get organized and draw up a plan to achieve your academic and personal goals for the session.

Join us here!

Student showing her watch

 

Exam Preparation

Two female students studying

Friday, September 24th

Zoom webinar: 1 - 2 p.m.

Preparing for your exams may seem like an overwhelming task. With this online workshop you can learn how to manage your stress, refine your study skills, and manage your time while learning some tips for effectively preparing for exam period.

Simple, effective study techniques

Strategies to enhance your confidence in exam writing

Effective ways to schedule and prepare for exams

Register here!

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