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Victoria College teaches study skills, degree planning in Student Success Workshops

Sept. 14, 2013 at 4:14 a.m.

Eliza Welder, Title V academic advisor at VCEliza Welder, Title V academic advisor at VC

Eight workshops will be offered this fall to help Victoria College students set goals and succeed in their studies, finances and careers.

The workshops are free to Victoria College students and high school students taking VC courses.

"Students currently enrolled in EDUC 1300 will be given a College Success Factors Index assessment to determine in what areas they could be at risk," said Eliza Welder, Title V academic adviser. "The CSFI determines students' strengths as well as areas in which they need improvement. It then proposes interventions to help them succeed in higher education."

She said future workshops will focus on strengthening areas in which students may be at risk.

Victoria College student Natalie Rodriguez attended a recent workshop dealing with personal finances and found it very useful.

"It helped me figure out a better way of understanding my money," Rodriguez said. "This is a good workshop, especially for those just starting out."

Upcoming workshops and locations this semester

•  Conquering Math Anxiety, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, will be conducted by Academic Foundations Coordinator Brian Hutcheson in Johnson Hall, Room 205.

•  Career Exploration, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 24, will be conducted by academic adviser Lisa Elsik in the Academic Building, Room 206.

•  Degree Planning, 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 9, will be conducted by Advising and Counseling Services Director Bobby Cubriel in Johnson Hall, Room 205.

•  Conquering Math Anxiety, 3-4 p.m. Oct. 16, will be conducted by Hutcheson in Johnson Hall, Room 205.

•  Social Media 101, noon-1 p.m. Oct. 22, will be conducted by Elsik in Johnson Hall, Room 205.

•  Setting and Achieving Your Goals, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 30, will be conducted by Student Success chairwoman and instructor Gail Janecka in Johnson Hall, Room 203.

•  Resumes/Cover Letters, 2-3 p.m. Nov. 13, will be conducted by Elsik in Johnson Hall, Room 203.

•  Time Management, 10-11 a.m. Nov. 20, will be conducted by Title V Director Kim Smith in Johnson Hall, Room 205.

These workshops are hosted by VC through a Title V grant from the Department of Education and are held every semester. The $2,720,931 Title V Program is 100 percent funded by the Department of Education.

For more information on upcoming Student Success Workshops, contact Welder at 361-573-3291, ext. 3428, or at Eliza.Welder@VictoriaCollege.edu.

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