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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 Fall 2022 workshop schedule below, and visit our group page on SPS Engage to register!

Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule
Workshop Description Date & Time Link
Weeks of WelcomeColumbia Libraries Walking Tour

As an SPS student, you can access any of Columbia's many libraries, but first you have to be able to find them on campus. Join librarian Kae Bara Kratcha for a walking tour of libraries on campus. The tour will include Butler Library, Uris Library (formerly the Business Library), Lehman Library, and more. Meet outside of Lewisohn Hall promptly at 3pm to join the tour.

Please note that a minimum of 5 students must register in order for the walking tour to occur. Registration will be capped at 25 students.

Thursday
September 8th

3pm-4pm EST

Registration is now closed.

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
September 9th

11am-12pm 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
September 13th

10am-11:30am 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
September 14th

12pm-1pm EST

Watch Recording

Weeks of WelcomeBalancing 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.

Thursday
September 15th

1pm-2pm EST

Watch Recording

Weeks of WelcomeBusiness 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
September 22nd

2pm-3pm EST

Watch Recording

Wellness 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!

Tuesday
October 4th

11am-12pm EST

Register

Wellness 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.

Wednesday
October 5th

11am-12pm EST

Register

Battling Perfectionism

Join the Office of Student Support and SPS Wellness for a conversation surrounding perfectionism!

Tuesday
October 25th

2pm-3pm EST

Register

Winter Break Budgeting & Beyond

Join the Office of Student Support and Tristia Kayser of Student Financial Services for a workshop about the importance of financial literacy and the budgeting process as you prepare to venture off campus during the winter break and beyond. We’ll showcase the NO-COST resources, tools, and learning opportunities available to you as a Columbia student through iGrad as you strive to achieve your own state of financial well-being through the budgeting process.

Wednesday
November 2nd

11am-12pm EST

Register