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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!

THE KEY THREE: Research, Writing, and Presentation Skills is a series of workshops for students taking Exploration & Discovery, Core 107. 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 February 7, March 14, and April 4.

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February 15th, 2018

  • Image preview 3:30pm: Learning Preferences and Academic Goals

    Everyone has different learning preferences. Come learn how to use them to your advantage!

    This event is co-presented by the College Advising Center and Student Support Services.

February 7th, 2018

  • Image preview 3:00pm - 4:15pm: Worry Less, Write More: Beginning the College Research Paper

    When L&C professors assign a research paper, whether in Spring E&D or other courses, they expect students to develop good topics, find and properly cite strong sources, and—most challenging of all—create a strong argumentative thesis about their interpretation of sources. This workshop will support you in this work and suggest ways to understand each course’s distinct expectations for research and writing. Additionally, you will learn how to develop your ideas and keep track of your sources in the early stages of the research-paper-writing process. With a good start, a research paper can become a defining and rewarding experience for the beginning of your college career.

February 1st, 2018

  • Image preview 4:00pm: Exploring Law School
    If you are thinking about law school and want to know more about the whole process, this workshop is for you!

January 31st, 2018

  • Image preview 3:00pm: CANCELLED - Planning for a Career in Healthcare

    Do you want to be a doctor? A nurse? Not sure? With so many paths available in the healthcare field, deciding which one is right for you can be tough!

    Join us as we discuss opportunities in healthcare, and cover the academic and extracurricular experiences needed to reach your post-graduation goals.

November 2nd, 2017

  • Image preview 3:30pm: 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

  • Image preview 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

  • Image preview 3:30pm: 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

  • Image preview 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

  • Image preview 3:30pm: 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

  • Image preview 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.