RTP Workshops and Events

 

RTP- kickoff OrientationS!

We are excited to have you join us and become part of Project RAISE and the RAISE Transfer Program!  At the RTP orientation, y ou will have the opportunity to meet Project RAISE Staff, learn more about RTP and campus resources! 

Attending the kickoff is the first activity for the RAISE Transfer Program.

If you already transferred to CSUF, you can still join the RAISE Transfer Program by attending one of our small group orientations:

  • Wednesday, January 24 from 4:00-5:00pm (virtual), Meeting ID: 82434598201
  • Thursday, January 25 from 3:00-4:00pm (in-person), McCarthy Hall 525
  • Tuesday, January 30 from 5:00-6:00pm (virtual), Meeting ID: 82434598201
  • Wednesday, January 31 from 5:00-6:00pm (in-person), McCarthy Hall 525

If you have any questions, concerns, or are unable to attend one of the dates due to other commitments, please contact Marlene Leyva, Academic Success Coordinator, at maleyva@fullerton.edu.  We will work with you to complete the kickoff requirement.

We look forward to you being part of the RAISE Transfer Program!

 

Project RAISE has live virtual activities as well as recorded asynchronous workshops to help you succeed (and meet program requirements)- check out the lists below:

 

SPring 2024 EVENTS

Please check this page, your e-mail, the RTP Canvas site, and Project RAISE social media regularly for updates regarding RTP workshops. All RTP workshops listed here count toward your RTP activity requirement and can also count for your co-curriculuar participation requirements.

Tuesday,

February 6,

3:00-4:00pm

Get to Know Your RTP Peer Advisors at the TRC!

Get to know your Peer advisors at the Transfer Resource Center located in McCarthy Hall 525  and discuss your adjustment to CSUF and how to get involved! 

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Wednesday, February 14,

2:00-3:00pm

Insiders Guide for Transfer Students: Tips for Success!

College can be difficult without having the proper action plan. This workshop is for students looking to learn, revisit, and/or improve essential success skills!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Wednesday, February 21

3:00-4:00pm

Transfer Student Hangout: STEM Trivia!

Join your Peer advisors for a lighthearted game of trivia on STEM topics. Come for the competition, stay for the glory!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Tuesday,

February 27,

1:00-2:00pm

Internship Prep Program: STEM Internships 101

Join us to get valuable tips and insights into how and where to start your search for a STEM internship. Define your career goals and conquer the application process!

Virtual, Meeting ID: 882 2840 2723

Thursday,      March 7,     

1:00-2:00pm

Helping Women Overcome Imposter Syndrome in STEM!

Doubting your abilities? Feeling like a fraud? YOU’RE NOT! Learn how Imposter Syndrome affects everyone, and how to beat it.

Virtual, Meeting ID: 845 4927 6734

Friday,     

March 8, 

10:00am-1:00pm

Fem in STEM!

Let's celebrate women’s day! Stop by the Transfer Resource Center in McCarthy Hall 525 from 10:00-1:00 to pick up a Fem in STEM Pinback button! We will also be playing movies that celebrate women in STEM!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Thursday,

March 21,

3:00-4:00pm

Transfer Student Hangout: Guess the Celebrity! 

Join your Peer advisors for a game of Celebrity. “Celebrity” is a fun game! The game works similarly to “Charades” and “Guess Who?” but with, you guessed it, celebrities! With the goal to guess the most celebrities, you’re sure to have a blast and maybe even learn something new.

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Wednesday,  March 27, 

11:30am-12:30pm

 

Managing Test Anxiety

Feeling anxious when exams come around? Learn some great strategies to help you manage your test anxiety.

Virtual, Meeting ID: 845 4927 6734

Tuesday,

April 9,

3:30-4:30pm

Transfer Student Hangout: What do you meme?

Think you've got what it takes to out-meme your friends? Join your peer advisors and compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play.

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Wednesday, 

April 17,  

2:30-3:30pm

 

Internship Prep Program: Career Chats!

Hear from peer advisors on the many benefits of undergraduate research and internships! They will answer audience questions about how students can successfully apply for and participate in these opportunities.

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Tuesday,

April 30,

2:00-3:00pm

Internship Prep Program: Practice Your Pitch! 

Drop in and learn how to customize your personal pitch (elevator pitch) for career fairs and networking! Practice your pitch with professionals!

Location: Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Thursday,

May 2,

11:00am-12:00pm

Transfer Student Hangout: STEM Challenges!

Join your peer advisors in a mix of classic experiments, activities, and STEM challenges! De-stress with us before finals!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Tuesday,

May 7,

3:00-4:00pm

End of the STEMester Celebration -  Grad Cap Decorating!

Congratulations class of 2024! Celebrate with other grads as you decorate your cap! Even if you are not graduating, it is simply a time to unwind with other STEM students before those finals come in! We will have some art work for you to do for stress relief!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Wednesday,

May 8,

1:00-1:30pm

 

The Final Stretch: Finals Prep!

Finals are coming! Join your peer advisors to learn some tricks and tips on how to study for final exams!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

Monday- Thursday

10:00am-6:00pm

De-Stress Study Fest (TRC Hours)

The Transfer Resource Center (TRC), located in McCarthy Hall Room 525, is open during the last two weeks of the semester! Stop by the TRC if you want a quiet study space, need self-care tips, or just want to de-stress!

Location: Transfer Resource Center (MH 525)

 

 

RTP ASYNCHRONOUS WORKSHOP

The following workshops have been recorded so that you can view them according to your schedule. You can receive credit for attending an RTP Workshop by submitting a reflection on Canvas. 

Understanding Your Course Syllabus

This asynchronous workshop discusses the key areas of a syllabus you should focus on to become a successful STEM student! Learn how to understand your syllabus and prioritize assignments based on grade distribution scale. Video Length: 16:43

  Watch - Understanding Your Course Syllabus

 

CSUF Student Portal Tutorial

Project RAISE Peer Advisors show you how to navigate your CSUF Student Portal and RTP Canvas Course. Video Length: 22:21

  Watch - CSUF Student Portal Tutorial

 

Engineering & Coding Your Future Workshop  

What does it take to be in the field of engineering and computer science? Join the College of Engineering and Computer Science Career Specialist, Vanessa Rubinfeld, to learn about resources for ECS students, how to find internships, common Interview questions, and skills you should include on your resume as an ECS major!

  Watch- Engineering & Coding Your Future

 

Applying to Grad School 101 Workshop  

Project RAISE Peer Advisors present information on Graduate School to help students understand what to consider before applying to graduate school, the basics of the graduate application process, the difference between masters, PhDs, professional degrees, and cover resources undergraduate students can use.

  Watch- Applying to Grad School 101

 

Conducting an Effective Job/Internship Search Workshop  

Learn how to effectively tackle the job/internship search in the age of COVID-19 and learn how to use this time to market yourself to employers. Presented by CSUF NSM & ECS Career Specialists.

  Watch- Conducting an Effective Job/Internship Search

 

Are you LinkedIn or Linkedout

LinkedIn has become an important and necessary tool for career development, internship search, and networking. Today the expectation is that all professionals will have an online profile that is current, well-presented, and discoverable by potential employers. In this workshop, Vanessa Rubinfeld, the College of Engineering and Computer Science Career Specialist at CSUF, will show you how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so that it puts your best foot forward and shows off your skills and accomplishments.

  Watch- LinkedIn 101

 

Study Tips Series: Studying and the different learning styles

Project RAISE Peer Advisors present information about studying and different learning styles.

  Watch - Studying and Different Learning Styles

 

Study Tips Series: Where to study, on campus and off campus

Project RAISE Peer Advisors present information about finding places to study.

  Watch - Where to Study

 

Study Tips Series: On campus resources

Project RAISE Peer Advisors present information about on campus studying resources.

  Watch - On campus resources

 

Time Management 

Project RAISE Peer Advisors present information about task-management and motivation strategies.  Video length: 44:52 min.

  Watch - Time Management 

 

A Basic Guide to Scholarships

Project RAISE Peer Advisors present information about scholarship opportunities at Cal State Fullerton for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.  Video length: 13:08 min.

  Watch - A Basic Guide to Scholarships

 

Here is a sample of the types of workshops and activities we typically have:

RAISEwalks
Join us on nature walks or tours of campus facilities, including the Arboretum, rec center, library, and student union. 

RAISEwalks Arboretum group 2018

 

Sharpen Your Soft Skills - the skills your employer will be looking for!
Join us in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to improve and learn the importance of soft skills. OLLI mentors will model and teach you the important soft skills needed for workplace success, such as:  Being a team player;  Learning flexibility;  How to effectively communicate;  Enhance your problem-solving and resourcefulness skills;  Creative thinking;  Learn to accept feedback;  Build your confidence. 

 

  Watch - OLLI Mentorship Program

 

OLLI workshop group 2018

STEM Networking and Social
Join us in collaboration with the NSM and ECS ICCs and student organizations for networking and learning about involvement opportunities on campus.  

STEM social 2018 group

Workshops

  • Time Management . This workshop will share important tips and strategies on how to manage your time better. 
  • Study Skills.  Gain helpful tips on how to better prepare for your midterms and exams.
  • Wellness and Stress Relief. Learn how to integrate self-care behaviors into your routine.
  • CSUF Resources. General and focused sessions to help you maximize support on campus.

 

End of Semester Event
Connect with other RTP students, participate in stress free activities, and learn important tips to get you through finals.

 

Other Campus Workshops and Events

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Student Success Center hosts workshops for students. Videos of past workshops are posted on their website. Topics include:

  • Health Professions Advising for NSM Students
  • Grad School Panel from Science and Math Majors

 

Other campus activities  include:

  • ECS Career Fair
  • Teacher Job Fair
  • Internship and Career Expo
    For more information please visit the Career Center website.