Fall 2023 Workshops

Spartan Support! SJSU Resources

Tuesday 8/29 11am-12pm, SU Meeting Room 3A

Did you know SJSU offers massage chair treatment and professional clothing? Find out about all the amazing resources offered to all SJSU students.

Find Your Inner Self
Tuesday 9/5 4-5pm, SU Meeting Room 3B

Start the semester being mindful! Become the best version of yourself through reflection!

Time to Go! Managing Time & College
Thursday 9/7 1-2pm, SU Meeting Room 3A

All about time management, planning ahead, and staying ahead!

Goal Setting: Where Are You Headed?
Wednesday 9/13 10-11am, SU Meeting Room 3A

Navigate your life, with your choice, by making goals!

Build Strong Habits
Wednesday 9/13 1-2pm, SSC 603

Learn how to improve your life! By making 1% improvements every day, you're working towards a better you. 

DIY Planners: Create Your Own Time
Tuesday 9/19 1-2pm, SU Meeting Room 2A

Time is our most priceless currency. Learn how to give it the value it deserves!

Self Advocacy in Academics
Wednesday 9/20 1-2pm, SSC 603

Whether in your personal or academic life, communication is key! Come and learn how to level up your speaking skills!

Find Your Community @SJSU!
Monday 9/25 11am-12pm, online via Zoom

Find like-minded individuals who share your hobbies, interests, and beliefs.

Studying in Groups: Maximizing Your Study Sessions
Monday 10/2 4:30-5:30pm, SU Meeting Room 1B

Learn several tips regarding how to start a study group, maximizing your study group sessions, and more!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
Monday 10/9 11:30am-12:30pm, SU Meeting Room 1B

Learn all the tips for success regarding working in groups, collaboration, and more! This session goes beyond studying in groups to how you can achieve the highest quality work by using each others strengths.

Growing Into Success: Overcoming Challenges
Wednesday 10/11 5-6pm, SU Meeting Room 4A

Success can grow in many facets. Cultivate the best mental, physical, and emotional habits for a successful future!

Stay Motivated and Disciplined!
Wednesday 10/18 10:30-11:30am, SU Meeting Room 3A

Motivation and discipline can be hard to follow, learn how to make it natural for you!

Be Assertive: Empower Yourself!
Wednesday 10/18 1-2pm, SU Meeting Room 1B

Whether it's setting boundaries or being assertive, learn how to empower yourself for any situation! 

Text Anxiety 101
Monday 10/23 11am-12pm, SU Meeting Room 3A

Exams are difficult enough as it is! Learn how to best manage your anxiety.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!
Wednesday 10/25 1-2pm, SU Meeting Room 1B

A presentation on different effective ways to maximize your studying and productivity to ace your classes!

You Come First! Self Care and Stress Management
Monday 10/30 10:30-11:30am, SU Meeting Room 3A

A presentation on the importance of managing stress via self-care, and different useful methods that may help rejuvenate you.

Shine With Confidence!
Thursday 11/2 1-2pm, SU Meeting Room 1B

Want to learn how to be more confident? Embody confidence for your future success! 

The Power is YOU: Beat That Procrastination
Tuesday 11/7 11am-12pm, SU Meeting Room 4B

You have the power to achieve your dreams! Find out how to cultivate the discipline and work ethic to do so. 

Master Your Workflow: Prioritize Your Life
Tuesday 11/7 2-3pm, online via Zoom

We all have the same 24 hours. Figure out how YOU want to prioritize them!

Discover Your Needs: Advocate For Yourself

Tuesday 11/14 11am-12pm, SU Meeting Room 2A

Everyone has something they need in life. Peer Connections can teach you how to best assess and share your needs with others.

Burnout Is Real: Avoid It!
Friday 11/17 2-3pm, SU Meeting Room 3A

Burnout season is coming. Don't let it affect you! Learn how to identify burnout and strategies to relieve it.

Increase Your Focus!
Monday 11/20 1-2pm, online via Zoom

In this day and age, you might be distracted by so many things. Improve your quality of life by learning how to focus and increase your attention span!

Learn from Your Inner Self

Wednesday 11/29 11am-12pm, SI Meeting Room 1B

Some of the best lessons we can learn are through our experiences. What will you learn from yourself?

Request a Workshop

Peer Mentors can present workshops for your student organization, fraternity/sorority, or SJSU class over Zoom. Check the 'menu' here to see the workshops we have available, then fill out the form to request a workshop.

Please Note:

  • All requests are tentative until confirmed by a member of Peer Connections staff.
  • Please request as far in advance of your workshop as possible - 2 weeks is preferred.
  • Workshop availability is dependent on the availability of our Peer Mentors.

These are the most commonly requested workshops that our mentors present: 

Cultivating Growth Mindset

Responding to challenges with either a Growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset can transform your entire experience.  It's the difference between seeing a situation as a "failure" or one as a learning opportunity. Learn about how to cultivate a Growth Mindset and how to apply it to your daily life.   

Treat Yo’Self: Self-Care

Time invested into yourself is never time wasted. In this workshop, you will learn the power of self-care and mindfulness, and various self-care techniques that are perfect for busy college students. It is time to put yourself first!

Study Smarter Not Harder: Study Strategies

Has anyone ever stared at a book for 3 hours and made no progress on their studies? Ever feel like Spongebob when he tried to write his essay on Traffic Lights? This workshop aims to tackle the intricacies of studying techniques and strategies so that there is more time for other activities!

Surviving on a Student Budget: Smart Spartan Spending

College is an exciting milestone but comes with a hefty price tag. This workshop will help you become confident and conscientious about your financial decisions. You will learn about money saving tools and strategies to help take charge of your finances, whether it's going up, down, or sideways.  

Managing Time & College: Time Management

As college students, we are expected to juggle classes, dedicate time to studying, go to work, and also have fun in our everyday lives. This workshop guides students to perfect the art of balancing time, and how to overcome the pressure of being a college student. We all have the same amount of time each day; the way we manage the time given to us determines our success.

Resolving Your Beef: Conflict Resolution

Conflict is an inevitable part of college and also life. Discover the importance of empathy, active listening, body language, and so much more! Understand the importance of effectively resolving conflict, even if it means agreeing to disagree!

Finding Your Niche @ SJSU

Are you interested in getting involved on campus but you don't know where to start? SJSU offers students with a wide variety of opportunities for involvement. This workshop will provide you with insight on organizations across campus, how to get involved, and where to start looking for new opportunities.


Informs students about goal-setting in college and helps them make SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goals for their college experience.

Discovering Your Strengths

Recognizing and capitalizing on your strengths enhances self-confidence and creates the greatest potential for success. We have a variety of Strengths workshops available for request. Please request a Strengths workshops and we’ll work with you to individualize the workshop to meet your needs.


Gives students tips and techniques to take effective notes during class or during reading assignments in order for them to retain as much knowledge as possible.

Test-Taking Tips

Informs students about what test taking in college looks like and offers tips and techniques to be successful at different forms of tests, such as objective or timed writing exams.  

Peer Mentor Secrets to College Success

Educates students on tips that cover a wide range of topics in order to help them progress through their college career. The workshop will cover how to explore academic interests, initiate faculty interaction, how to get involved, and finding campus resources.

Online Learning

Discusses strategies to overcome academic and personal challenges related to online learning. This will also enable students to strategize for both short-term and long-term success in an online or hybrid class.  

Working in Groups

Discusses the benefits of working in groups, how to successfully work in groups, and to address potential setbacks and obstacles that groups may present along with some strategies to overcome them.  

Study Groups and Review Sessions

Explores different methods for how efficiency in studying for a class can be maximized within study groups and review sessions.

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