CU Succeed Workshop Series Begins

Erin Owens
Staff Writer

The first installment of the spring semester’s CU Succeed workshop series took place at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Buddy Green Room of the McMahon Centennial Complex. There are a total of fifteen workshops available this semester.
CU Succeed workshops focus on topics not often discussed in the classroom. This semester’s series will highlight genres such as tips for surviving in a loud world, school and life lessons learned from getting a black belt, removing stereotypes and five secrets to achieving a work-life balance.
Taylor Thompson, coordinator of Diversity Affairs, said students have the opportunity to request certain issues be put up for discussion.
“We do have a survey at the end of each workshop,” she said, “so they rate the workshop that they attended, and then they also can write down comments. So if there is something that they would like to see, that always helps us when we are planning, because of course we want to put workshops on that students want.”
Thompson said that the experience of the workshops vary. Some will be serious and discuss important issues while others, like extreme couponing, are more fun for students to attend. All workshops aim to be thought provoking and benefit the student by providing additional information not covered in the curriculum.
Kerry Schoonaert, a junior journalism and media production major, attended a previous workshop and found the information valuable.
“The information from the CU Succeed workshops are more information than you would learn just researching yourself,” she said.
For students interested in attending any of the CU Succeed series, a list with topics, times, dates and presenters can be found on Cameron’s website. Students can find upcoming workshops in the Cameron events calendar.

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