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.
April 4th, 2018
3:00pm - 4:15pm:
The Craft of Class Presentations: Sharing Research Effectively
Have you ever been to a presentation that puts you to sleep? Struggled to fit the fascinating research you’ve done for your paper into a twenty minute presentation? Tried to follow a Prezi presentation that has more colors than a kaleidoscope? Come to this workshop to learn how to engage an audience’s attention, offer useful information, and raise thought-provoking questions.
March 14th, 2018
Staying On Track: The Writing Process for Research Papers
Research papers present a new set of challenges in the spring. They are generally longer than anything students write in Fall E&D, and the wider range of ideas and sources involved can make them difficult to manage. This workshop will help students learn how to organize their research into cohesive, persuasive arguments. We’ll discuss the key sections many research papers include, but also some differences across topics that can require distinct approaches. We’ll also discuss strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions, which become more essential as papers grow longer and more complex. Finally, we’ll talk about strategies for time management and motivation throughout a long-term writing project.
March 8th, 2018
Planning for a Productive Summer
Summer classes? Internships? Transfer Credit? Come to this workshop to learn how to make this the best summer ever!
February 15th, 2018
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
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
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
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
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!