Success Quest

TUESDAY, JULY 29 AND WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 | FREE TO STUDENTS

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    REGISTRATION

    Welcome to the Idaho State University College of Technology's Success Quest! Success Quest is a free orientation and jumpstart for students entering the College of Technology. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in various locations within the COT. Lunch will be available outside the RFC building on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration is easy! Select up to four, three-hour workshops from the list below and provide the requested demographic information. Click submit and you are done. Space is limited and will fill on a first come, first serve basis! Registration deadline is July 22, 2014. Everyone is encouraged to attend the welcome session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29 in the North and South Lecture Halls of the Roy F. Christensen (RFC) Building. A continental breakfast will be provided. If you have additional questions, please call Student Services at (208) 282-2622.

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

    • Impressive First Impressions The impressions we make, both in person and virtually, are within our control. This workshop offers the information needed for you to make an impressive first impression with everyone you meet in your life. • Microsoft Word Word is the most common software program used to create documents, emails, etc. As a student, your faculty will expect you to know how to create, save, and retrieve documents using Word. This workshop will provide the basics and tips and tricks for creating documents. • Note Taking/Study Skills As a student, much of our success comes from how well we do in our classes. This workshop presents several methods for note taking and where to use each method. In addition you will learn skills that will help you balance and manage school, work, and family. • Test Preparation/Test Taking/ Test Anxiety The mere mention of the word "test" makes many of us anxious. This workshop provides a variety of recommendations for test preparation and tips for performing better on your exams. It also addresses test anxiety and provides skills for helping manage it. • New Student Need to Knows Entering the University system is a foreign environment for almost every new student. This workshop will provide you with important "need to knows" as you enter ISU. You will learn how to register for classes, how to navigate through the Banner channels, Financial Aid, Scholarships, FERPA, and more. • Measurement This workshop will reacquaint you with a variety of measurements and conversions. Participants will use tape measures, calipers and micrometers to refresh the importance of fractions, decimals, and percentages as you begin your educational journey. • Introduction to Moodle Moodle is the Learning Management System used by ISU for most of the classes you will enroll in. ISU faculty use Moodle for testing, posting grades, assigning homework, etc. This workshop provides participants with an introduction to Moodle and how to use it effectively as a student. • Healthcare Basics Healthcare is an area of unlimited opportunity. You can be hands on with nursing or a step back with health information. This workshop will provide information common to all areas including patient assessment, bones, muscles and the all-important, medical terminology. • Report Writing Don't be the person who can't get the point across! Make your words worth reading! Most careers require some type of written communication. Many have the need for accurate documentation, project progress, and reporting results. This workshop will help you present yourself effectively in written format, discuss the reasons we write, as well as show how to create concise laboratory reports. • Customer Service Skills From healthcare to law enforcement and every career choice in between, customer service skills are critical to success in the working world. This workshop teaches important customer service skills that you need to be successful in your classes and your career. • Electronics Terminology and Tools Electronics provides the base for several Cot programs including Robotics & Communications Systems and the Energy Systems programs. This workshop provides basic terminology and introduces you to the equipment you will be using in the first year of classes. • Teamwork One of the most important skills employers are looking for is the ability of their employees to be a good team player. This workshop addresses the benefits of teamwork and how you can improve your skills in being a good team member. • Safety in the Lab Employers are looking for employees that prioritize safety. This workshop addresses Personal Protection Equipment, Eye and Hearing Protection, Trips, Slips, and Falls, Proper Lifting, as well as Lock Out Tag Out. Get a jump on safety procedures for your lab classes. • Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application used to create tables, organize data, apply formulas, etc. As a student, most faculty expect you to know how to use Excel on a basic level. This workshop will introduce you to Excel and efficient ways of creating spreadsheets and tables. • Time Management/Stress Management How will I juggle it all? Life doesn't stop just because you started pursuing your education. Time and stress management are two of the most important skills of a successful college student. This workshop provides recommendations for helping you manage your time and life stresses. Though it's impossible to eliminate all the stress in our lives, how we manage that stress can make a huge difference. • Critical Thinking Faculty and employers alike are looking for students and employees with strong critical thinking skills. But what does that mean? In this workshop we’ll explore what critical thinking skills are, why they matter, and strategies to develop and strengthen your critical thinking skills. • Hand and Power Tool Identification and Usage Does your toolbox knowledge consist of how to use duct tape and a hammer? Will your educational program require you to use tools? This workshop will teach basic hand and power tool identification, when and how to use them properly.

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