Below are a few descriptions of workshops available for School of Health Related Professions students. If you are interested in learning about another topic, then please contact OSA@shp.rutgers.edu. Our workshops can be available in person at the Newark, Scotch Plains and Piscataway campuses, and online using Adobe Connect.
Our workshop can be customized to your preference including topics such as: study skills, memory, test anxiety, test taking skills, time management, APA style, research, resumes, interviewing, employability skills and more! Below are some examples of workshops we have provided in the past.
Motivation & Time Management
This workshop discusses self-motivation and the barriers to motivation that you experience every day without knowing it. It also discusses the many distractions that we encounter in our lives including our phones, TV and the internet. It discusses these distractions and also many strategies to help students manage their time more effectively.
Test Anxiety & Test Taking Strategies
This presentation is designed by the Student Affairs Counselor, Michael Canzano. The presentation discusses the differences between anxiety and stress, the causes of anxiety, ways to relieve anxiety and techniques to reduce anxiety by practicing powerful body language. The presentation is interactive, involving two simple breathing exercises and a short generalized anxiety disorder questionnaire.
Procrastination and Test-Taking Anxiety
This presentation is designed by the Student Wellness Program at Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare. This presentation will teach students what anxiety is, the symptoms of anxiety and how anxiety can be related to test-taking. Students will also learn what causes procrastination and how to develop an effective study plan to prevent procrastinating.
Memory, Learning and Study Skills
This presentation will discuss our memory and how our study methods, time management, nutrition and well-being can make us a more effective learner. Students will also learn simple memory strategies which they can use to learn and study more effectively. Learning styles will also be explained to help students understand what study methods may work best for them.
Stress and Time Management
In this presentation the symptoms and basic causes of stress are discussed and explained. This workshop involves students by teaching two simple breathing exercises and demonstrating the powerful relationship our body language has with our stress levels and hormonal activity. Students will also learn basic time management skills to help them succeed as students and professionals.
Interview Skills 101 – This online workshop will cover some general and helpful interview tips on the following topics:
- Punctuality is imperative
- Proper interview attire
- How to prepare for an interview
- Interview questions
- Following up with the interviewer
- Differences between a good and bad interview (live video presentations)
Resume Writing & Networking- This workshop will cover the basics of resume writing. Students are encouraged to bring their own resumes to share them and have their resume critiqued. The importance of networking is also discussed, along with strategies to use when looking for the job you desire.
APA Style & Avoiding Plagiarism
This presentation discusses general writing tips, avoiding plagiarism, and APA style format and citation. Avoiding plagiarism is first discussed using examples of citation and appropriate paraphrasing and summary. The presentation involves students by using an "Is it plagiarism?" activity. The end of the presentation involves examples of how to research using the Rutgers' Library database and also with Google Scholar. General writing resources and APA style resources are discussed as well.
AMA Style & Avoiding Plagiarism
This presentation discusses general writing tips, avoiding plagiarism, and AMA style format and citation. Avoiding plagiarism is first discussed using examples of citation and appropriate paraphrasing and summary. The presentation involves students by using an "Is it plagiarism?" activity. The end of the presentation involves examples of how to research using the Rutgers' Library database and also with Google Scholar. General writing resources and AMA style resources are discussed as well.
This presentation discusses group dynamics with respect to working as a team and also working as professionals after graduation. The presentation includes group exercises where students learn the importance of effective communication and the qualities of an effective team.