Do you ever feel like you just do not know how to study or what to study? Do you hate feeling like there is not enough time in the day or you have to pull all-nighters just to get your work done? Do you begin to feel anxious or nervous when a test is coming up? This week’s Academic Success Workshop is covering just that sort of thing. We will discuss various study skills and methods that may help you find the most effective way for you to study. We will also cover time management and how to plan your schedule so there is enough time in the day. Rest and relaxation is more important than one may think. Lastly, we will discuss testing strategies and some helpful hints that may ease the anxiety or stress of upcoming tests. This seminar will help provide resources and hints on how to find your most effective study habits whether it is for a test or just homework in general.
This Week’s Seminars are:
2/7 Tues 12:30pm
2/8 Wed 3:00pm
All Seminars will take place in the Student Union room 419.
Next Week’s Seminar: Building a Rapport with Instructors
Click here for the semester schedule. Seminars are mandatory for students on financial aid contracts, Bloch Scholars and Osher Scholars. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. Students must sign in within 10 minutes of the seminar starting to receive credit.
The Missouri Senate recently confirmed the Governor’s appointment of UMKC junior Amy Johnson as the next student representative on the Univeristy of Missouri Board of Curators, the governing body for the University of Missouri System. The student representative position rotates among the four UM campuses.
Amy is a junior in the School of Biological Sciences who is active in the UMKC Honor’s Program, Student Government Association, Trustees Scholars program, and the American Diabetes Association.
Read an interview with your new Student Representative.
What is Financial Aid? It’s more than your refund check!
According to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), financial aid is money provided to students and their families to help pay for post-secondary (after high school) educational expenses. Financial need is figured by taking the cost of attendance (COA) minus your family’s estimated contribution (EFC), as calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This gives the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships the level of financial need that they use to award you financial aid! How do you apply for all this? Through filing the FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov). Remember, the priority deadline for next Fall is March 1, 2012.
There are two categories of financial aid: need-based and non-need based. This is important to pay attention to especially when applying for scholarships and grants! Additionally, scholarships and grants are awards that do not need to be paid back, while loans, on the other hand, DO have to be paid back. Loans have varying interest rates, grace periods, and other guidelines, so it’s important to do your research!
Are you interested in learning more about financial aid or your student loans? Thrifty Thursdays, a new series of informational sessions designed to help you figure out finances, will highlight this topic Thursday, February 9th at 12:30 in the Student Union 302A! See you there!
More Thrifty Thursdays:
|Thursday, February 9
||Understanding Financial Aid
|Thursday, February 16
||Setting Financial Goals
|Thursday, February 23
||Developing a Spending Plan
|Thursday, March 1
||Credit and Credit Cards
|Thursday, March 8
||Dealing with Debt
|Thursday, March 22
||Saving and Investing
|Thursday , April 5
||SU 302 A
||Understanding Student Loans
Did you know that anyone can purchase a meal plan? UMKC Dining Services has special plans and rates just for you! If you purchase one of these plans by February 15, you will receive 5 free meals at the University Center Cafeteria and be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Best Buy gift card!
- * Occasional Diner Plan ($315+tax): 25 cafeteria meals and $150 in flex dollars for use at any Dining venue
- * Best Value Plan ($285+tax): 50 cafeteria meals
- * Voluntary Points Package ($95+tax): $100 flex dollars for use at any Dining venue
To purchase a meal plan or for more information, go to the One Card Office in the Student Union room 410, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 816-235-6657.
Does your resume need face lift? Bring a copy of your resume to this review session and get hands-on advice from UMKC Career Services.
This free Review Session is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 3-5pm in Flarsheim 560L.
The second annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 9am to 12:30pm in room 401 of the Student Union. The event is free and open to UMKC students and alumni. To review a list of registered employers and the majors they are recruiting, log into your Roo Career Network account or go to https://umkc-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=STEM.
If you have further event questions or would like assistance preparing for the event, please contact our office at 816-235-1636 or email@example.com.
See you on February 22, 2012 and don’t forget to bring plenty of resumes!