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Student Success Workshops
Ambrose offers student workshops in two formats: Live & Deep Dive.* Also, check out our Lion's Pride program to learn about how you can earn prizes for participation.
These sessions are streamed live on social media, and you can participate in real time or watch the recording later. These sessions will introduce you to the basics of university life, covering topics like budgeting, study skills, citation, and academic integrity.
Date: Thursday, September 10, 3:15-4:00p
Whenever you enter a new environment--whether near or far--you'll notice differences in how people interact. In this session, you'll learn some of the norms around Ambrose. We'll cover . . . . View the recording here.
Academicese I: Understanding University Life
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 11:45a-12:30p
What's a GPA? How do letter grades work? What happens if I withdraw from a course? If these questions sound familiar, join us for . . . . View the recording here.
Income, Expenses, and Budget
Date: Thursday, September 17, 12:30-1:15p
Want to make the most of your money? Join us for an introduction to personal finances, plus some practical tips . . . . View the recording here.
Date: Thursday, September 24, 3:15-4:00p
Get a solid start to your year by discovering how you learn best! This workshop will cover tips for reading your textbooks . . . . View the recording here.
PLanning for Today's Job Market
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 12:30-1:15p
Today's workplace demands flexibility: even if you have a specific career goal in mind, you may need to be creative about . . . . View the recording here.
Communication Skills in the Biological Sciences
Date: Thursday, October 1, 3:15-4:00p
Join us for a discussion on the role of communication in the biological sciences. Hint: it's more important than . . . . View the recording here.
Academicese II: Reaching YOur Goals
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 12:30-1:15p
Want to get creative with your education? Learn about how you can plan your program to meet your personal and career . . . . View the recording here.
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 11:45a-12:30p
Want to get a head start on your research? Join this session for tips on how to get . . . . View the recording here.
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 12:30-1:15p
Plagiarism. Cheating. We all know that it's wrong. So why does it still happen--even at a Christian university? In this session . . . . View the recording here.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 12:30-1:15p
Why does every discipline have its own citation style? What's a periodical? How do I format block quotations? What's a . . . . View the recording here.
The Professional Job Application
Date: Wednesday, october 28, 10:00-10:45a
How do employers screen job applications? How can I avoid getting weeded out by screening software? How can I make my resume . . . . Register here.
Public Speaking: Giving Compelling Presentations
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 11:45a-12:30p
Have a presentation coming up? Want to develop your workplace communication skills? Join this session for tips . . . . Register here.
Want more? Join a Deep Dive session for a more in-depth, interactive learning experience. Topics include time management, essay writing, research skills, resume development, and exam success. These sessions are available both online and in person but are not recorded for later viewing.
Time Management and Productivity
Date: Wednesday, Septemeber 23, 11:45a-12:30p
Heighten your productivity and fight off procrastination by learning how to manage your time effectively. This workshop will cover tips and resources . . . . Learn more here.
Understanding Your Assignments: Critical Thinking and the Academic Conversation
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 11:45a-12:30p
How are post-secondary assignments different than, say, high-school assignments or workplace projects? What do your professors really mean when . . . . Learn more here.
Date: Monday, October 5, 10:30a-12:30p
Discover how your unique interests and strengths can prepare you for the workplace! This workshop will give you . . . . Learn more here.
Crafting an Argument: Thesis Statements, Research Questions, and Hypotheses
Date: Thursday, October 8, 12:30-1:15p
What's all the fuss about thesis statements, anyway? In this workshop, you will learn how to use three tools--thesis statements, research questions, and hypotheses--to express your main idea . . . . Learn more here.
Major Genres in the Biological Sciences
Date: Thursday, October 15, 3:15-4:00p
Most undergraduate scientific writing falls into one of three categories: the review paper (aka. literature review), the research essay, and . . . . Learn more here.
Research Skills I: Starting Points
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 10:00-11:15a
Stupefied by sources? Dazed by databases? Lost in the library? We can help. In this workshop . . . . Learn more here.
Research Skills II: Conquering the Catalogue
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 12:30-1:15p
Feeling overwhelmed by all of the information out there? Want to be sure you find the best resources for your assignment? Learn how to . . . . Learn more here.
Research Skills III: So(U)rcery
Date: Thursday, October 29, 3:15-4:30p
You’ve got a stack of articles and books for your next paper, and you’ve even read a few. Now what? In this workshop . . . . Learn more here.
Essays and Research Papers: Intros and Conclusions
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-1:15p
Learn how to engage your reader, from the first sentence to the last, with a strong introduction and a compelling conclusion! Building on the . . . . Learn more here.
Advanced Scientific Style (for the Biological Sciences)
Date: Thursday, November 5, 3:15-4:00p
Go beyond the basics in this workshop on scientific style. We'll discuss dos and don'ts for professional scientific writing . . . . Learn more here.
The Resume and Cover Letter
Date: Monday, November 16, 1:30-2:35p
Want to make a great first impression on future employers? Come learn how to craft a strong application package for your professional . . . . Learn more here.
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 11:45a-12:30p
Anxious about midterms? Prepping for finals? Get ahead by learning strategies to succeed in an exam . . . . Learn more here.
*Please note that workshops are free to Ambrose students but not available to the general public.
Show your Ambrose spirit by attending six or more workshops throughout the year! When you do, you'll earn bonus prizes:
10+ workshops = $20 Lion's Store gift card + $25 coffee gift card
6+ workshops = $20 Lion's Store gift card
Prizes available while supplies last.