Spring 2023 Workshops

Peer Connections Open House!
Week of 1/30-2/3, 10am-3pm daily, held in SSC 600

Stop by Peer Connections and learn more about our services and our study space! Ask any questions you may have and tour our space with one of our professional staff members. Drop in between 10am-3pm during the week of January 30-February 3.

Proud to be a Spartan - Campus Resources
Monday 2/6, 5-6pm, held online via Zoom

Learn about all the amazing resources offered to all SJSU students!

Academic Powerup!
2/6-2/8, 10am-2pm, held in SSC 600

Stop by Peer Connections for drop-in mini-sessions with our Peer Educators! Get organized for the semester and get connected with our tutoring and mentoring.

How to Build Habits
Wednesday 2/15, 12-1pm, held in SSC 500

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

Goal Setting: Where Are You Headed?
Wednesday 2/22, 12-1pm, held in SSC 500

Setting goals can help you keep focus and make active steps towards the future you want to have. This workshop will guide you through setting and achieving your goals.

Studying in Groups: Maximizing Your Study Sessions
Friday 2/24, 12-1pm, held online via Zoom

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

Find Your Community!
Tuesday 2/28, 3-4pm, held online via Zoom

Learn about the clubs, communities, and events happening around campus. Find like-minded individuals who share your hobbies, interests, and beliefs. 

Growing Into Success
Thursday 3/9, 3-4pm, held in SSC 500

Learn about the growth mindset and how it can help you succeed in school, life, and business. 

How to Stay Motivated & Disciplined
Thursday 3/16, 3-4pm, held online via Zoom

Motivation and discipline can be challenging to keep up. Learn how to make these qualities more natural for you!

Build That Confidence!
Monday 3/20, 12-1pm, SSC 500

Are you an introvert? Are you a little shy? Maybe you want to learn how to be more confident? Peer Connections can teach you how to embody confidence for your future success. 

Study Smarter, Not Harder!
Wednesday 3/22, 5-6pm, held online via Zoom

Learn effective ways to maximize your studying and productivity.

Don't Burn Out!
Wednesday 4/12, 3-4pm, held in SSC 500

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

Word Power
Friday 4/21, 12-1pm, held online via Zoom

A discussion about the significance of gender neutral language, and the benefits that come with being aware of such language.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Wednesday 5/3, 6-7pm, held online via Zoom

Learn all the tips for success regarding working in groups, collaboration, and more!

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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