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Summer Orientation Workshops

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Summer Orientation Workshops

Regional & Continuing Education is pleased to present CSU, Chico Summer Orientation Workshops for parents of new CSU, Chico students in an online format. These Summer 2013 and 2016 recorded video workshops offer you, the parent, valuable information to help you and your student navigate to a successful college career. The online application allows you to access the materials anytime and review the presentation multiple times.

Your student may also be interested in additional Chico State workshop recordings from Academic Advising, the Career Center, the Student Learning Center, and the Wellness Center.  Titles range from Planning for Finals to Discovering Chico.  Links to those presentations are located in the green side-bar to the right.

     

Pathways to Success: How Student Involvement Can Pave the Way

Joel Ramirez, Program Coordinator, Student Life & Leadership; Art Cox, Career Advisor, Career Center

 

 

Joel Ramirez and Art Cox explain how students can leverage their college experience for success upon graduation, especially when it comes to the post-graduation job search. Ramirez explains the wide variety of extra-curricular activities that can enrich a student’s college experience, including Student Government and Organizations, Leadership Education, Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, Recreational Sports, and Greek Life. Cox describes the programs available through the campus Career Center that help launch students into their career paths.

Presentation Time: 35 minutes

Recorded 2016

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Paying for College

Maria Olson, Advisor, CSU, Chico Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

 

Maria Olson first describes the services she and her colleagues provide at the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office. She explains the four types of Financial Aid administered by her office: grants, work study, scholarships, and loans.

Presentation Time: 10 minutes

Recorded 2016

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Student Financial Services

Gina O’Neal, Staff, CSU Chico Student Financial Services

 

Student Financial Services (SFS) is an office that touches on many aspects of a student’s life. In addition to collecting tuition and fees each semester, SFS handles financial transactions regarding housing, financial aid, and parking permits. In this presentation, Gina O’Neal leads her audience through the SFS website. She also provides a brief tutorial about the Student Center, where students can track payments made to and from the University.

Presentation Time: 14 minutes

Recorded 2016

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College Drinking: Science, Myths, and Realities

Sadie LaBriere, Taylor Fencyk, Alexis, Peer Educators, Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center

 

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, 90% of college freshmen reported drinking at last once in the past year. Nationwide, the Institute reports that approximately 150,000 college students develop an alcohol-related health problem annually. While this program is primarily oriented to parents, the presenters also provide a lot of information of interest to students, including what CSU, Chico is doing to educate and support students around issues of the use of alcohol and other drugs. The primary source of assistance is the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center – information is provided about this important resource.

Presentation Time: 35 minutes

Recorded 2016

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Talking the Academic Talk

Dr. Rebecca Berner, Orientation Coordinator, and Shannon Hall, Advisor, Academic Advising

Walking the Academic Talk

Learn about the course selection strategies and university requirements your student will need to understand and manage his or her academic career.

Presentation Time:  1 hour, 10 minutes

Recorded 2016

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The First Year Experience

Dr. Thia Wolf, Director, First-Year Experience Program & Professor, Department of English

 

Welcome to FYE

Learn more about your student’s first year experience. This session explains some of the challenges students face during the first year of college and programs in place at Chico State to assist students in meeting those challenges. It also highlights civic engagement and public sphere projects that assist students in understanding their own identity information processes during the college years.

Presentation Time: 45 minutes

Recorded 2013

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Family Transitions: Healthy Good-Byes and New Beginnings

Roxy Eberhardt, Counselor, Counseling and Wellness Center

 

When a student goes off to college, it is a change for the entire family. Listen as a counselor from our Counseling Center and Wellness Center discusses the changes you and your student may experience over the course of the coming year. Topics include shifting roles and expectations, parenting from a distance, tips for making smooth transitions, and how to access campus resources.

Presentation Time: 29 minutes

Recorded 2016

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Beyond the Classroom

CC Carter, Director, and Krystle Tonga, Assistant Program Coordinator, Cross-cultural Leadership Center

 

Beyond the Classroom

What happens when classes are not in session? This is a chance to understand how to better help your student understand the myths, realities, rewards, and risks of college life outside of class. Learn more about the life of students beyond the classroom!

Presentation Time: 46 minutes

Recorded 2013

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Welcome to University Housing: Your New Home Away from Home

Mark Brice & Daniel Herbert, University Housing & Food Service

 

University Housing

Learn about what students and parents should expect from the Chico State University housing experience as well as expectations University Housing has for students who choose to reside in campus housing. Topics include student safety, laundry, meal plans, parking, as well as our alcohol and drug policies.

Presentation Time: 28 minutes

Recorded 2016

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Chico State Off-Campus Housing Tips

Daniel Herbert, Director for Off-Campus Student Services

 

Daniel Herbert understands the challenges to students and parents in finding off-campus student housing – he owned a property management service in Chico and half of the tenants served were students. He shares some tips from that experience, including the surprising timeline for students who wish to move into off campus housing – the best properties will be fully leased by December for the following academic year. He also urges students and parents to vet roommates carefully, as all roommates are jointly responsible for paying rent and paying for damages. Herbert concludes by urging parents and students to check out the Off-Campus Housing page of the University Housing and Food Service Website.

Presentation Time: 6 minutes

Recorded 2016

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Inside the Classroom: Psychology Class

Dr. David Winzenz, Professor, Department of Psychology

 

Inside The Classroom

Experience college-level instruction and gain insight into the cognitive challenges your student will face. Who knows - you might learn something about yourself!

Presentation Time: 57 minutes

Recorded 2013

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