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FYE Success Series


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Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for First Year Experience
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall

Stark First Year Experience Success Series


The FYE Success Series is a sequence of workshops to help first year students succeed. With topics ranging from responsibility to relationships and stress to studying, there's something for everyone!

Success Series sessions are a great way to fulfill your FYE campus activity requirements. Also, for every session you attend, you'll be entered into a raffle to win gift cards!

Be sure you register for your Success Series sessions.

Fall 2014 Success Series Workshops at Stark

Student Life: Getting Involved Right from the Start
Come learn what Student Life is all about! Don't miss the chance to get involved on campus, join a student organization, help plan campus events and have fun!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 16  •  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Choosing a Major: Where Should I Begin? Can I Still Change Mine?
Topics will include tips and tricks for exploring a possible major, researching career opportunities related to a specific major, using the Kent Core requirements to your advantage and identifying resources that will assist you in making a decision. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 17  •  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium
  • Friday, Sept. 26  •  1 - 2 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Managing Stress
Stress gets a pretty bad rap when, in reality, it has a lot of benefits! This session will teach you a new perspective on stress, and how to make sure you are making your stress work FOR you, not against you. Choose one date:

  • Friday, Sept. 19  •  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium
  • Monday, Oct. 6  •  4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Scheduling Your Second Semester

Practice using your program requirements and developing a class schedule for next semester. Limited to the first 50 students for each date. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24  •  1 - 2 p.m.  •  East Wing Computer Lab
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30  •  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  •  East Wing Computer Lab
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4  •  4 - 5 p.m.  •  East Wing Computer Lab

First Year FAQ's
Answers to the common questions first year students are thinking about.

  • Thursday, Sept. 25  •  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Techniques for Taking Objective Exams

This session will focus on strategies for reducing test anxiety, creation of a review plan, active review strategies, exam questions prediction and evaluation of your exam preparation. In addition, strategies for answering multiple-choice questions using RACK and strategies for answering true/false questions will be introduced.

  • Thursday, Sept. 25  •  2 - 3 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Savings, Budgeting & Debt - Financially Surviving College
Tips on saving money in the right places, why budgets are important and how to avoid or pull yourself out of debt.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1  •  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21  •  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Goal Setting

This session will review the process of setting "smart" goals and help you create a plan of action to be successful.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1  •  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

What is HEALTH?
Usually when you hear a presentation on health you hear about how to be physically healthy: eat right, exercise and get a good night’s sleep. You may even hear about how to set up an exercise program, what exercises are right for you and what amounts of nutrients are best for you, but what about all the other dimensions of health? Social health. Emotional health. Occupational health. Spiritual health. Intellectual health. Let’s talk about those and how they impact your first year at college.

  • Thursday, Oct. 2  •  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Balancing Work and School Commitments

Balancing work and school commitments is vital to your academic success. This session will cover the “2 hour to 1” rule, and present strategies to help you manage your time effectively. 

  • Friday, Oct. 3  •  2 - 3 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Succeeding on Essay Exams
This session will focus on essay preparation strategies including PORPE, factors that influence your grade and test-time efficiency.

  • Monday, Oct. 6  •  9 - 10 a.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Study Abroad Opportunities
Whether you want to go for a semester, a year, or just a few weeks, Kent State University has a study abroad opportunity to fit your needs and your budget.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7  •  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Do's and Don'ts of Final Exam Preparation

This session will chronicle the exploits of two college students as hey prepare for exams. One does everything right and reaps the rewards; the other definitely needs some help. Which are you when it comes to dealing with test anxiety? Find out how to build a plan to ensure that you are physically and mentally ready the day of the exam.

  • Monday, Oct. 16  •  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  Main Hall Auditorium

Habitat ReStore
Volunteers should be prepared for a full-day! Students will finish building interior walls/brace walls/prep trusses. Wear old clothes and closed toed shoes. Students will be required to bring a waiver and a packed lunch. All levels of construction experience welcome! Limited to the first 10 students.

  • Saturday, Oct. 18  •  8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    Habitat ReStore, 1805 Grace Ave. NE, Canton

Alumni Networking Social
Come and network with Kent State Alumni from Stark County. Learn valuable information about their Kent State experiences and what they’ve done since graduation. It is never too early to start networking!

  • Thursday, Nov. 13  •  6 - 7 p.m.  •  Campus Center