College Advising Workshops
The team at the College Advising Center is excited to help new and returning students as they discover strategies for academic success at Lewis & Clark.
General Information about the CAC’s Student Workshops:
- Times and locations are posted below.
- Workshop lengths vary, from 60-90 minutes.
- All workshops are FREE to attend.
- Registration is highly recommended.
We are also always happy to help students one-on-one with time management and study skills. To learn more about the College Advising Center workshops and sign up, follow the links below!
Explore, Discover, Succeed: Skills for E&D and Beyond is a series of workshops for students taking CORE 106. These workshops will help you build your communication and writing skills, and connect with fellow students in E&D. See description below for these workshops on September 13, September 27, and October 11.
November 2nd, 2017
Choose Your Own Healthcare Career Adventure
You can help people in the healthcare field without being a doctor! There are many other paths to a fulfilling career in medicine that don’t require medical school. Some of these options include a career as a nurse, midwife, chiropractor, physical or occupational therapist, physician assistant, naturopath, pharmacist, nurse practitioner, dental hygienist, and on and on. This workshop will give you the tools to find the path that draws on your interests and strengths. We will also explore the opportunities you have to build your network and knowledge inside and outside the classroom.
October 11th, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm:
The Quick Fix and the Long Arc: Improving Your Writing at L&C
Writing is a crucial academic skill, but it is also an essential life skill, central to a purposeful and reflective life. Surviving the next paper sometimes leads students to lose sight of longer-term goals, but setting those goals is essential to developing into a mature and confident writer. This workshop will offer concrete advice to improve your fall E&D papers, but will also help you start thinking about how to develop better writing habits, respond to feedback from professors whose expectations can differ, and track the growth of your writing across the longer arc of a Lewis & Clark education.
October 4th, 2017
The App that Gets You to Graduation
Are you planning to graduate in May 2017? Did you know that you need to apply to make this happen? In this workshop, we will review the steps all seniors must take in order to graduate, and you will be able to complete part of the application at the session. Advisors from the CAC will be there to provide one-on-one help and answer questions, as well as help you prepare for the next steps to take. Complete graduation applications are due Friday, October 13th, but there are details that must be done in advance, so don’t delay!
September 27th, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm:
The Art of Planning: How to Navigate the E&D Writing Process
Strong E&D essays require savvy decisions about topics and time. This workshop will demonstrate simple and smart techniques for using your time effectively as you draft, revise, and edit your writing for E&D and other classes. We will discuss strategies for interpreting assignments, developing arguments, and completing work with confidence. Bring your syllabus and an essay assignment to consider; we will practice prewriting and planning techniques that will help you to make the most of your college writing experience.
September 21st, 2017
Passport to Study Abroad Essentials
It’s a great big world out there and you have the opportunity to explore it through study abroad! This workshop will help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime. We’ll explore the academic and financial planning necessary to make a memorable and affordable trip abroad, and graduate on time.
September 13th, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm:
The Secrets of E&D
Doing well in E&D is about more than getting good grades. In your quest to make the most of your first semester you can learn, through E&D, the steps necessary to be a successful student, both inside and outside of class. In this workshop, we will discuss how to shine in class discussion (even if you’d rather fade into the background), the art of taking notes and listening at the same time, faculty interaction (from office hours to email to your online presence), resources for reading- and writing-intensive courses, and how to stay calm through it all.
April 12th, 2017
Presenting like a Pro: Sharing Research in Class Presentations
This is the third workshop in the THE KEY THREE: Research, Writing, and Presentation Skills series, jointly offered by LC’s College Advising Center and the Writing Center.
March 15th, 2017
Staying On Track: The Writing Process for Research Papers
This is the second workshop in the THE KEY THREE: Research, Writing, and Presentation Skills series, jointly offered by LC’s College Advising Center and the Writing Center.
March 8th, 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm:
Law Student Life
If you are curious about what law school is like and want the inside scoop, join us for an informative panel featuring Lewis and Clark law students. The workshop will cover coursework, finances, work-life balance, and extracurricular considerations. Audience participation encouraged! Jointly presented by the LC’s College Advising Center and Law School.
March 1st, 2017
3:30pm - 4:30pm:
Choosing a Major Without Major Anxiety
Are you wondering which academic path to follow? Do you need help finding the right Lewis & Clark major? Have you declared a major but you aren’t sure if it’s the right one for you? Worried your major won’t lead to a career? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then attend this workshop designed specifically for you! This workshop will offer ideas about how to approach course selection, assist you in further identifying your interests, and help you explore majors and minors at L&C. Additionally, students will consider how to create - and revise - a graduation plan.