Student Services: Vol 2; Issue 2
Workshops and Groups
Participating in a workshop or group is a great way to connect with your peers! You’ll learn new skills and strategies, and grow emotionally. We offer an extensive variety of workshops and groups this semester that explore important issues and challenges many students encounter. Learn more and register for our workshops and groups today!
Mental Health and Suicide Intervention Training
Creating a community of care begins with each of us. Each semester, we offer free training in general mental health and suicide intervention. The training is available to all students, staff, and faculty. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA);Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR); or Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)!
CAPS and the proposed CFA Strike
During the period of the proposed strike by the California Faculty Association, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be available. The care and safety of our students and campus community is our primary concern. Counselor faculty are currently working with their students to ensure proper care.
During the period of April 13-15, & 18-19, 2016:
- Counseling and Psychological Services’ hours of operation will be from 8:30am-4:30pm.
- Walk-in crisis intervention services for students will be available during operating hours.
- After-hour crisis intervention services will be available by calling (408) 924-5910 and selecting option #4.
- Individual and group counseling services for students may be suspended, or available on a limited basis.
- Workshops for students will be suspended.
- Educational counseling will be fully available.
- Psychiatric services with the Student Health Center will be available.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your care or the services available, please contact your counselor or Interim Director Kell Fujimoto at (408) 924-5910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling and Psychological Services would like to congratulate all SJSU graduates! We want to remind everyone that a healthy life is a continuous process. Remember to keep a balanced life, keep connected to your support network, and continue to grow. We wish all Spartan graduates the very best in the years ahead!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Save the date for the Take Back the Night speak-out and march – Thursday, April 28, 2016: This annual day-long event draws attention to the issue of sexual assault and how we as a community can come together to address it on our campus and beyond. The day will include a variety of events: a Self-Defense workshop, Empowered Bystander training, The annual Undie Run, a Resource Fair with free food, followed by a Survivor Speak-out. As evening falls, everyone is invited to participate in an empowering “Take Back the Night” march around campus - signs provided!
- Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college?
- Did you know that approximately 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college?
- Did you know that LGBTQ individuals are at the greatest risk of being sexually assaulted?
- Did you know that approximately 34% of sexual victimization survivors drop out of college?
- Did you know that over 10,000 incoming SJSU students have completed the Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault online training course this year alone!
Find Support: If you or someone you know needs support related to sexual violence please realize that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Many resources can be found here: http://notalone.sjsu.edu/
Check out the new biofeedback lab and learn how to calm yourself by altering your heart rate and breathing patterns. The lab will open on Tuesdays (10am-2pm) and Wednesdays (12pm-4pm) starting Wednesday, April 6. Equipment is provided. To schedule an appointment, contact the Wellness Lounge front desk at (408) 924-6204. Drop-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. And as always, students can also reserve one of the massage chairs thru the Wellness Lounge front desk.
Remember to Treat Yourself Well!
Have you been in the new Student Wellness Center? Come enjoy the Wellness Lounge Line Up of activities along with upcoming Wellness & Health Promotion workshops and events during April and May. In addition to our usual workshops, we’ve got TV show marathons, Wii Dance, games to check out, arts and craft days, a Tea Appreciation event, and so much more: http://www.sjsu.edu/wellness/WHP%20Spring%202016%20Events%20Calendar.pdf
Invitation: Spartapalooza Wellness Festival - Fall 2016
If your student organization (or department) is interested in participating in the Fall 2016 Spartapalooza Wellness Festival please contact Anna Ang at email@example.com. This annual wellness event typically draws 1500+ participants and is one of the best places to showcase how your group contributes to wellness here at SJSU!
Kris Bifulco is the new Survivor Advocate at SJSU. She is here to provide confidential support and advocacy for students, staff and faculty who have experienced sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and/or sexual harassment. Kris can also help you file reports with law enforcement or the Title IX office if you choose to report. Remember: it is the right of a survivor at SJSU to receive free assistance from an advocate even if they choose not to report an incident. Kris is available to support you every step of the way. She can accompany you to any appointments you have, can help with any accommodations you may need, and can refer you to other on and off-campus resources. Please don’t hesitate to contact her, even if you just have questions.
On-Campus Advocate: Kris Bifulco
Phone: (408) 924-7300
Location: Student Wellness Center, 3rd Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
Time to get to work… and the Career Center is here to help!
When we talk to employers and ask them what makes SJSU Spartans standout from the competition in the job market, they say, “GRIT!” Check out this TED talk to see why GRIT matters.
Stand out from the crowd by identifying and marketing your unique skills and accomplishments.
Learn how to develop these top skills by attending our Standing Out Event: Make your SJSU Experiences What Employer’s Want!
Connect with Employers
It’s not too late to land your next job or internship! Check out the following event:
Just In Time Fair
April 14, 2016, Student Union Ballroom, 12:00pm-3:00pm
This is your chance to learn about opportunities in a broad range of industries, including: summer/part-time, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Some employers are interested in students from specific majors, but many are open to meeting students from a wide range of concentrations. Login to SpartaJobs for a full list of employers and positions recruited.
Coming Soon: SpartaJobs Enhancements
Starting this summer, students will experience a new and improved SpartaJobs! SpartaJobs is the SJSU career services system that hosts 1000+ of Silicon Valley job postings, offers job fair details and facilitates career preparation with online resources. The Career Center is working hard on an upgrade to SpartaJobs that will make the process of engaging in career preparation and job searching much simpler. Look for more details in the coming months.
Prepare for Career Success
Sign up to receive our e-newsletters (via SpartaJobs) which are tailored by College or Undeclared student populations! Each newsletter comes out twice a month and includes, hot jobs and internships by major, upcoming events and targeted career advice.
Coming soon - Grand Opening!
The first SJSU Veterans Resource Center will be opening in the Student Union this Spring! Stay tuned for more information on a Grand Opening but please come check us out in the Student Union on the first floor, suite 1500.
SJSU Veterans Family BBQ Day
On Saturday, April 23 come and join us at SeaCliff Beach in Santa Cruz from 1:00pm to sunset! Bring your families and enjoy a fun day at the beach with your fellow student Veterans! Potluck style, bring a dish to share!
Veterans Commencement Dinner celebration
On Monday, May 16 in SWC 122, 4:30pm-6:00pm; a night to celebrate and honor our student Veterans/Reservists/National Guard/Active Duty or Dependents who are graduating in the academic year 2015/2016. RSVP will be required via invitation to students approved for graduation.