During the Spring semester, the Rebound Program at Saint Joseph’s University assists first year students and transfer students who earned less than a 2.0 GPA during the Fall semester to get back on track academically. The goal of the program is to provide resources for students throughout the Spring semester to promote academic success. A series of group workshops along with individual mentor sessions will provide tips and strategies for students to effectively navigate collegiate coursework.
Goals of the Rebound Program
- Identification and acknowledgement of your barriers to success
- Improved organization, time management, and priority setting
- Better understanding of your personal learning style, academic strengths and challenges
- Strategies for being prepared for class, exams and research
- Stronger connections with the support services available to you
- Exploration of career aptitude
- Resulting in improved grades
Rebound Workshop Series – Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
- January 28th: Getting Organized for the Semester
- Getting organized is essential for being a successful student. Through the development of a study plan, you will discover the basics of effective time management. Bring the syllabi from all of your courses to this workshop. You will also hear about our tutoring opportunities!
- February 4th: The Power of Your Learning Style
- Do you know your preferred learning style? Do you want to maximize your learning experience when working in groups? This interactive session can help you get answers to these questions while learning effective techniques to enhance your individual style.
- February 11th: Effective Note Taking & Study Skills
- Learning how to effectively organize and integrate new information is as important as how much time you spend studying. This workshop will present active study techniques so that you can maximize the use of your class notes and time spent studying. This session will also help you identify what is getting in your way of success!
- February 18th: Effective Communication
- Effective communication is a critical component of academic and personal success. This workshop will present tools for building relationships as well as organizing and integrating new information as millennial students.
- February 25th: Motivation and Procrastination
- Motivation is the key to being a successful student. Understanding how motivation can be developed and what you can do when it's absent is vital towards curbing procrastination and becoming more productive. This workshop will help you evaluate your drive to succeed and provide tips for increasing it as you continue your college career.
- March 17th: Career Interests and Goals
- Explore your career aptitude and professional aspirations. Does your major align with your eventual career goals? The activities during this session were selected to help you plan for the future.
- March 24th: Planning Ahead
- Learn how to register for summer classes (both at SJU and elsewhere) while also discussing registration for Fall 2016. In addition, a representative will talk about study abroad options at SJU.