On September 6th from 12:30pm-1:30pm, the ACE Peer Advisors hosted the first of what will be many Student Success Workshops for Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Design students. This workshop was titled “College 101” and covered some CU Boulder basics such as Desire2Learn (D2L), MyCUHub, MyCUinfo and some tips and tricks regarding printing on campus and time management. Now, I know you’re probably thinking “College 101? Why do I need that? I am already in college, loving it, and doing pretty well so far, if I do say so myself.” While I believe you and love hearing about freshman easily adjusting to college life and succeeding early on, there is nothing wrong with wanting to get a handle on the basics before the semester gets into full swing.
It took me almost a full year to truly understand what all the different CU student portals were and how to operate them, and even longer to feel comfortable reading my degree audit and confidently enrolling in classes myself. Even now, as a senior, I still have friends who come to me (because they know I work at ACE) and ask questions about how to check if they are waitlisted for a class or how best to get in contact with their advisor. While this stuff may seem easy enough to figure out on the fly, college life is so much better when you can spend the majority of your precious time getting A’s and enjoying Boulder, rather than messing around with D2L trying to figure out how to submit an assignment to a drop box.
Another awesome student success workshop was held on September 14th. This workshop was specifically for Environmental Design students, and was focused on drafting. This workshop gave students the opportunity to learn from seasoned upperclassmen about how to produce great drafts. ACE Peer Advisors Elyse Skinner and Rebecca Randolph helped a full room of enthusiastic Environmental Design students with basic drafting tools, laying out a draft, orthogonal drawings and gave them some great tips on details you wouldn’t want to leave out of a draft. This workshop was also joined by professors Seth Wilberding and Emily Greenwood who also assisted students and helped answer any individual questions they may have had during the Q and A session at the end of the drafting presentation.
Don’t miss out on our upcoming Workshops!
- ENVS & GEOG Specialization Workshop on October 31st and November 1st at 10:00 a.m. in Guggenheim
- Navigating College Finals & Presentations the week of December 4th, time TBD