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Workshops and Events for Students

Each fall and winter term, the SLC sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of workshops and events for students. Below are some of our most common workshop offerings.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Guideposts for Wholehearted Living

Has the fear of falling short of perfection prevented you from putting yourself out there, trying something new, or sharing your ideas?  Come join this session to learn about how to cultivate wholehearted living practices through the work of Dr. Brene’ Brown’s book “The Gifts of Imperfection: Guideposts for Wholehearted Living”.  This workshop will introduce you to daily actions you can take to let go of the things that hold you back and allow you to cultivate behaviors that support living wholeheartedly. 

Overcoming the Fear of Failure in Personal and Academic Pursuits  

In this workshop, we'll build on the lessons of growth mindset and put failure into practice, with activities that allow us to focus on the learning that goes along with mistakes. This way, we can create environments that allow for innovation, personal, and professional growth.   

Wealth Beyond Health

Do you have some uncertainty about what to do with your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree? Did you begin with an interest in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc. but are now having second thoughts? There are many other exciting and relevant careers you can pursue beyond the health fields. Our panelists will share their journeys and help you discover new career opportunities.

Ace Your Courses: Metacognition is Key! 

Have you ever found yourself putting forth a great deal of effort into your courses, but not feeling like you are actually learning or are left unsatisfied with your grade?  This workshop, based on the work of Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, will enable you to analyze your current learning strategies, understand exactly what changes you need to implement to earn an A in your courses, identify concrete strategies to use during the remainder of your semester, and become a more efficient learner.   

How to Stay Motivated to Study

Are you struggling to keep up with your work? Most of us have trouble staying motivated to keep up with school work after many tough months.Join the Women in Science and Engineering Program with the SLC and Newnan Advising for an interactive workshop on finding your will to succeed. 

Going to Grad School 

Do you think a graduate program in STEM might be right for you? Join us for a virtual panel of graduate students who will answer questions about the admissions process, how they decided what program to attend, and their experiences thus far in the graduate program.

Medical School Student Panel Discussion

Here is your chance to hear about what life is like for several medical school students and residents. Learn about each of their paths to medicine, experiences in medical school, and things they wished they had known in college. You can also submit your own questions ahead of time via the link on the registration page.

Medical School Inside Story

Do you have questions about medical school admissions? Get your answers straight from the inside! U-M Medical School Admissions Director Carol Teener will demystify medical school applications, expectations, and reviews in her presentation.