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Free fall workshops for students

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The following are free workshops for students to improve a wide variety of skills at PCC.

How Can You Succeed in Math?

Learn about using the right study skills for you, practicing positive self-talk even if you don’t believe in it, and using your resources effectively. We often think that Math is for others. Let’s make it about you –  Let’s put you in the center of your math learning, so that you will be successful and graduate.

Presented by: Heiko Spoddeck, The Student Learning Center.

Wednesday, October 16, 1-2 p.m.

SY/TCB 107; CA/MAHB 216; SE/MTH 120; RC/Bldg 9, 201


Do You Have Good Study Skills?

Learn some strategies for improving your memory and concentration. Learn how the brain processes information, study skills to keep you afloat, and how to create a study environment. Review tools such as study sheets, flashcards, and audiotapes.

Presented by: Anne O’Reilly, The Counseling Office.

Friday, Oct. 18, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

SY/TCB 107; CA/MAHB 216; SE/MTH 120; RC/Bldg 9, 201


Do You Know How to Deal With Stress?

Learn basic strategies to help reduce stress. Additional information will be provided on related PCC support services and classes.

Presented by: Hal Lee, The Counseling Office.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1-2 p.m.

SY/TCB 107; CA/MAHB 216; SE/MTH 120; RC/Bldg 9, 201


Do You Need to Transfer?

Learn which PCC degree is best for you, how to plan to transfer to 4-year institutions, how to apply for admissions, BA/BS requirements, and how to pick a college that suits you.

Presented by: Andrew Black, The Advising Office.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1-2 p.m.

SY/TCB 107; CA/MAHB 216; SE/MTH 120; RC/Bldg 9, 201


Do You Need to Develop Your Interviewing Skills?

Learn how to prepare for an interview in terms of researching the employer, knowing what questions to expect, practicing your responses, what to wear, and how to present your skills and accomplishments. Be ready for an interview by preparing answers to common questions.

Presented by: Kathleen Kuba, The Student Employment and Cooperative Education.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 1 – 2 p.m.

SY/TCB 107; CA/ MAHB 216; SE/ MTH 120; RC/Bldg 9, 201


Participants who need sign language interpreting or other accommodations should contact PCC’s Disability Services: ST 229/(971) 722-4341/(503) 246-4072 (TTY)/(503) 928-5875 (VideoPhone). Workshops are sponsored by Sylvania Student Services. For more information, contact Nerva Pfund, Retention Specialist, (971) 722-4626.


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