Clark State College’s TRIO Student Support Services will host monthly workshops on various topics to help students continue to be successful.
"Our students are overwhelmed by navigating online classes while balancing family, school, and work,” said Callie Cary-Devine, project director of the TRIO Student Support Services Program at Clark State. “Time management and mental health are the top two areas TRIO students tell us they need more help.”
Cary-Devine said for over 20 years, TRIO has been helping students who are first generation, have financial need or have a documented disability be academically successful.
The TRIO Student Support Services Program helps students meet challenges and reach academic, personal and career aspirations. TRIO provides personal assistance with college services such as basic study skill preparation, tutoring, financial aid assistance, academic advising and mentoring.
Students eligible for the TRIO Student Support Services Program are:
- Required to take at least one developmental class as indicated by the ACCUPLACER Placement Test, or,
- Out of school five or more years, or,
- Earned a GED
- Enrolled in either a two-year technical degree or a transfer degree program
In addition to the requirements above, students must also meet at least one of the categories below to be considered for the TRIO Student Support Services Program.
- A first-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year college degree)
- A family taxable income not exceeding 150% of the federal poverty guideline
- A documented mental or physical disability
“This term, TRIO will be offering a series of virtual interactive workshops including making mental health a priority, understanding online classes, creating and managing a personal budget, and time management,” Cary-Devine said.
- Making My Mental Health A Priority: Learn techniques to manage anxiety and depression, both of which are common responses to stress.
- Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Managing My Time Effectively? Let’s talk about how to get organized, meet deadlines and avoid procrastinating.
- Friday, February 19 from 2-3 p.m. and Wednesday, February 24 from 10 - 11 a.m.
- Visualize Your Success We will each create a vision board using the Canva app to illustrate your successful journey through college to your chosen career. You can also use paper and magazine photos.
- Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Friday, February 26 from 2 - 3 p.m.
- Income Tax Preparation Clinic: Join us for an overview of basic tax preparation practices. Bring your questions.
- Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- TRIO Orientations: This is designed for new TRIO applicants and those interested in learning about TRIO services. Let’s get you off on the right foot this term!
- Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Blackboard and Self-Service Q&A: Ask questions about navigating your online classes in Blackboard. We will also orient you to the Student Portal and Self Service, located in Quick Links.
- Tuesdays|5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Fridays|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.