CAPS Life Skills Workshops

Our workshops are designed to improve your academic and personal success at SJSU. 


Workshops are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally! We offer an extensive variety of workshops around the most important issues and challenges that students face.

Go directly to SJSU events web page ( to register for a workshop by clicking on the "start registration" buttons below.  Space is limited and workshops with low registration may be cancelled.  We will accept walk-ins if space is available. 

These workshops are for SJSU students only and are wheelchair accessible. If you need other accommodations, please contact: Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Wellness Center, Room 300B (third floor),

There may be a few changes or additions, so come back often to see the most up to date schedule.


Spring 2017

Save Money: Navigating  SJSU's on and off campus resources 

Learn about free and low costs resources on campus and in the community for food, healthcare, vision/dental care, counseling, legal services and more. Gain and share tips and strategies for surviving and thriving in college with limited financial resources. 



Wed. Mar. 1 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SSC 603                       

Facilitator: Philip Smith (Finaid) 


Top Habits of Productive People 

Ever wonder why some people are more successful than others? The answer is simple- they all have similar habits that help them become successful. Attend this workshop to discover some of these highly effective yet extremely easy habits and incorporate them in your own lives!


Tues. Apr. 18 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A                     

Facilitator: Jimma

Think before you swipe! Credit and Credit Cards

This workshop covers credit and credit cards.

Wed. Feb. 15 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                    

Wed. Apr. 12 | 3:30- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                       

Facilitator: Philip Smith (Finaid)


Attend this workshop to learn tips and strategies on how to better manage your time. 

Thurs. Feb. 16 | 10am- 11:15am | SWC 122A                

Thurs. Feb. 16 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A                   

Fri. Feb. 17 | 11am- 12:15pm | SWC 375/377               

Fri. Feb. 17 | 2pm- 3:15om | SWC 327                          

Facilitators: Christina (am) & Jimma (pm)                          

Study Skills 

Explore diffrent studying tools. 

Mon. Feb. 20 | 10am- 11:15am | SWC 375/ 377             

Mon. Feb. 20 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 375/ 377                

Thurs. Feb. 23 | 10am- 11:15am | SWC 375/377            

Thurs. Feb. 23 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A                    

Facilitators: Christina (am) & Jimma (pm)                          

Motivational Mondays 

Old habits die hard? Not until you've mastered the 'Habit Loop'. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday, but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized. 

Mon. Feb. 20 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A (Christina)        

Mon. Mar. 13 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A (Jimma)          

Mon. Apr. 3 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A (Chrsitina)         

Mon. May 8 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A (Jimma)             


International Student Coffee Hour

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in casual comfortable environment.   

Kick-off event

Mon. Feb. 20 | 12pm-1pm | SWC 122A                   


Mon. Feb. 27- May 1 | 12pm-1pm | CL 547

Facilitator: Miao & Irene                                                   

 Healthy Relationships

The first workshop in the series on Healthy Relationships will cover Myths and Taboos in the realm of relationships. 

Myths and Taboos

Tues. Feb. 21 | 3pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                 


Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict 

Tues. Feb. 28 | 3pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A    

Communication and Expectations in Relationships 

Tues. Mar. 7 | 3pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A      

Surviving Relationships

Tues. Mar. 14 | 3pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                 

Facilitators: Akanksha & Irene

Road to Wealth: Budgeting and Basic Banking

Start your journey to financial independence! Learn about banking, paychecks and budgeting with some money saving tips sprinkled in between. 

Tues. Feb. 21 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 375/377             



Thurs. Mar. 23 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                

Facilitator: Philip Smith (Finaid) 

Communication and Assertiveness

Improve your communication skills with professors, employees, family, and friends. Learn how to speak assertively when expressing yourself to others. 

Mon. Feb. 27 | 2:30pm- 4pm | SWC 122A                        

Facilitator: Akanksha & Irene 


Tackling quizzes, mid-terms, and finals. Improve your strategies. 

Mon. Feb. 27 | 10am-11:15am | SWC 375/377  

Mon. Feb. 27 | 2pm-3:15pm | SWC 375/377 

Thurs. Mar. 2 | 10am-11:15am | SWC 375/377 

Thurs. Mar. 2 | 3:30pm- 4:45pm | SWC 375/377 

Facilitators; Christina (am) & Jimma (pm)                          

Goal Setting (SMART) 

Create short and long term goals towards being more productive. 

Mon. Mar. 6 | 10am-11:15am | SWC 375/377 (Christina) 

Mon. Mar. 6 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 375/377 (Jimma) 

Thurs. Mar. 9 | 10am- 11:15am | SWC 375/377 (Jimma) 

Thurs. Mar. 9 | 2pm- 3:15pm | SWC 122A (Christina)         


Forgiveness and Acceptance 

Forgiveness and acceptance are about being less affected by painful experiences and empowering ourselves. Learn proven strategies to help reduce feelings of anger and resentment aftern being hurt or wronged by someone. Also, discover how acceptance techniques can reduce our overall suffering around some of the most difficult experiences we have faced, and improve our quality of life. 

Tues. Mar. 7 | 11am- 12pm | SWC 375/377 

Facilitator: David Emmert

Achieving a Work-Life-School Balance II

Come to learn various coping strategies and resources available to help you achive work-life-school balance. 

Tues. Mar. 7 | 1pm-2pm | SWC 375/377 

Facilitator: Yu-Ping

Body Image for a Diverse Population 

Please join us for this fun, interactive, informative workshop for everyone! We will be exploring our personal and cultural beliefs about body image, deconstructing how we have come to have these beliefs and identifying ways to feel good about your body and establish a healthy body image. 

Mon. Mar. 13 | 1pm- 2pm | SWC 375/377

Facilitator: Colleen & Jacque

Healthy Relationship for International Students

Thurs. Mar. 16 | 3pm- 4pm | SWC 122A

Facilitator: Miao 

Finding Happiness in a Stressful World II

Are you overwhelmed with stress? Want to silence your inner critic? Join us for this workshop on cultivating more happiness in your life. come learn simple self-empowerment techniques to stress less and smile more. 

Fri. Mar. 17 | 12:30pm- 2pm | SWC 122A 

Facilitator: Kell 

Keep it Safe; keep a record; be well insured

Learn about insurance, finacial record keeping, and preventing identity theft. 

Mon. Apr. 3 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 375/377                  


Thurs. Apr. 27 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                   

Facilitator: Philip Smith (Finaid) 

Overcoming Procrastination

Identify why and how you procrastinate and how to create better habits. 

Wed. Apr. 5 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A 

Facilitator: Yu-Ping 

Loan Repayment Options

This workshop will cover the various options for loan repayment (Federal Student loans only). It also covers returning to school and any difficulty making payments.

Fri. May 12 | 10:30am- 11:30am | SWC 122A                    


Fri. May 12 | 3:30pm- 4:30pm | SWC 122A                       

Facilitator: Philip Smith (Finaid)