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Fall 2013 New Student Orientation
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Workshop Sign-Up Sheet


Information workshops that will be offered to all new students during orientation are listed below. To ensure a slot in the workshop of your choice, pre-register here and your registration packet will be awaiting you on August 29th.  Register by either:

    •  completing and submitting the information below
    •  by printing a copy and either dropping it off or mailing it to:    

 Admissions Office 
 Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street, Rm. F-114
Pittsfield, MA 01201

First Name   Last Name  
E-mail Address   Phone  
Workshop #:      

1.       Financial Aid:  We’ll Show You the Money!  (Room- Hawthorne 219):  Our goal is to overcome the economic barriers to attending BCC.  This workshop is designed to help you navigate the financial aid process: Learn how and when to apply for “free” grant money, a work-study job, or a low-interest student loan.  Let us take the “Huh!?” out of financial aid for you.  


2.       Strength Based Learning Styles.  (Room - Melville 201):  Understanding your own learning style can be the key to success.  Identify how you learn best and discover new ways to be successful in the classroom. 


3.       Making the Most of Your Freshman Year.  (K-111 Theatre):  There’s a world of difference between success in high school and success in college!  A crash course on the language and culture of college with strategies that can help you become a successful BCC student.  Learn how and where to access resources that can help you meet your goals.


4.       Success Skills for Non-Traditional Students (Room - Hawthorne 112):  If you are 23, a parent, and/or a veteran, this workshop is for you.  Learn information and strategies that will address your specific needs and help you succeed at BCC.  Presented by TRIO staff and Non-Traditional Students.


5.       Traveling Hopefully: Transfer Options  (Room - Hawthorne 115): Find out about joint admissions, transfer compact, articulation agreements and more.  Learn about life after BCC and the options available to you.


6.       The Art of Stage Combat (Boland Theatre K-110): Learn to take a punch and throw a slap in style. Come ready to move! This work shop will cover the basics of safe effective stage combat. We ask that you bring a smile and a willingness to play, and we guarantee you will leave with a few new friends.


7.       What Math Do I Need? There’s an APP for that!!  (Room - Melville 104):  Accuplacer. Math Mods. Developmental Math.  Course Descriptions.  College Catalog. Program Requirements.  Come to this workshop and learn about the math you need for your program!  If you have an electronic device that has access to the web, bring it along!


8.       Mind AND Body:  A Collegiate Guide to Fitness  (Room – Hawthorne 111):  The benefits of regular exercise are well documented but many people fail to achieve them.  Learn how to develop a thinking person’s approach to fitness, discover that you do have the time, that it does not have to be complicated and start feeling better today.


9.       Discovering Your Unique Career Path  (Room - Hawthorne  207):  Career counseling and related services are available to you, from your first month here to your graduation, and even beyond.  In this session, learn how we will help you with work and career decision making.


10.       Service Learning – Education In Action.  (Room - Hawthorne 105):  Service Learning projects give students the opportunity to learn by doing through hands-on service and research activities designed to address needs in our community.  During these course-based experiences, students discover their strengths, gain new skills and explore what it means to be “civically engaged” in 2013.  Come find out about opportunities to put your education in action and make a positive difference in your community!


11.       GPS Yourself for the Global Economy (Room - Melville 116):  Today’s workforce is global.  Identify the tools and resources available to you at BCC that will help position you on a successful track.


12.       DE- STRESS:  Balancing School, Work and Life (Room – Hawthorne 118):  Learn strategies to balance your life and decrease your stress.  This   workshop will focus on your strengths and how to maximize them to make the most of your semester. 


13.       BCC Tutorial Services: You Can Do It, We Can Help! (Room – Melville 105): This workshop will provide an introduction to Tutorial Services, including; available services, accessing one-on-one and small group tutoring, Success Skills Workshops, and Drop-in Help Centers.  The workshop also includes a demonstration of Smarthinking, BCC’s Online Tutoring program.