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Academic & Skill Development Workshops

The Office of Student Support partners with departments across campus to offer a number of workshops throughout the year that are open to current SPS students. All virtual workshops will be recorded and posted here once the links are ready. Take a look at our Spring 2023 workshop schedule below, and visit our group page on SPS Engage to register!

Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule
Workshop Description Date & Time Link
Weeks of WelcomeNavigating Columbia & Graduate School 101

Join the Office of Student Support for a presentation on all things Columbia graduate school! During this session, students will learn about academic resources such as peer tutoring and coaching, available technology & software, helpful study tips and time management tools, and more!

Friday
January 20th

12pm-1pm EST

Watch Recording

Weeks of WelcomeResearch and Citations Workshop

Join the Office of Student Support and SPS Librarian Kae Kratcha to learn about research and citation techniques, including how to utilize Zotero for proper citation!

Tuesday
January 24th

11am-12:30pm EST

Watch Recording

Weeks of WelcomeIntroduction to Academic Writing

Join the Office of Student Support for for a workshop focused on academic writing. During this session, participants will gain information on grammar strategies, reading techniques, and more.

Wednesday
January 25th

2pm-3pm EST

REGISTER

AcademicBusiness Research Workshop

Need business information for your SPS projects? In this workshop, led by SPS Student Support and Kae Kratcha from Columbia libraries, you will learn about business research resources that you can't find through Google, provided for free to students through Columbia Libraries. Find out how to locate industry information, competitor information, market size, and more!

Thursday
February 2nd

2pm-3pm EST

REGISTER

Skill DevelopmentBalancing Priorities Workshop

Managing work, life, school and other responsibilities can be a challenge, which is why Student Wellness and Student Support are here to help! Join Danielle Pompili, Associate Director of Student Wellness, for a discussion on balancing priorities and what you can do to find the equilibrium between your personal life and professional work.

Tuesday
February 7th

4pm-5pm EST

REGISTER

Drop‑In Research Consultations

Join Kae Bara Kratcha (they/them), the Columbia Libraries liaison for the School of Professional Studies, for drop-in research consultations on Wednesday February 8, 2023 between 4:00pm and 5:00pm (EST) in Lewisohn Hall, Room 203A. No appointment or registration is required. Please note that consultations may be limited to 15 minutes if demand is high. 

Wednesday
February 8th

4pm-5pm EST

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Self‑Love WeekBattling Perfectionism

Join the Office of Student Support and the Office of Student Wellness for a conversation surrounding perfectionism during Self-Love Week!

Wednesday
February 15th

11am-12pm EST

REGISTER

Self‑Love WeekFinancial Wellness & You

Join Student Financial Services and the Office of Student Support for this financial wellness workshop! Financial literacy topics, resources, and tools will be presented to equip attendees with the information and skills needed to achieve Financial Wellness. Learn about effective budgeting, understanding credit, retirement planning & investing, student loans, and more!

Thursday
February 16th

3pm-4pm EST

REGISTER

Grad Appreciation WeekImposter Phenomenon Workshop

Feel like a fraud? You're not alone. 7 out of 10 graduate students wrongly attribute their success to luck. Join the Office of Student Support and Danielle Pompilli, Director of Student Wellness, for a discussion on imposter phenomenon and what you can do to manage it.

Thursday
March 2nd

12pm-1pm EST

REGISTER

Grad Appreciation WeekPreparing for Post‑Graduate Prosperity

The transition from an academic to professional career can seem overwhelming. For many students, this period of transition includes changes in geographic location, profession, and financial resources. Join the Office of Student Support and Student Financial Services as we discuss financial literacy topics to support you as you begin planning for the next step in your journey.

Tuesday
April 4th

11am-12pm EST

REGISTER

Grad Appreciation WeekMarket Yourself: Using Transferable Skills to Land Your Next Job

Are you changing careers, entering the workforce for the first time, trying to secure a job, or just want to learn more about yourself? Join the Office of Student Support for a conversation about transferable skills. We will discuss what transferable skills are, why they are important, and how you can use them to market yourself to new employers.

Tuesday
April 4th

4pm-5pm EST

Registration Link Coming Soon