Attend an FYE Workshop

You’ve completed ACA 122, but you still need a little bit more help adjusting to college. Come learn more about topics that concern you in the FYE Second-Semester Workshops.

All students who attend will be entered into the monthly drawing for a $50 Durham Tech bookstore gift card.

‘Growth Mindset’ – Learn About the Power of YET!

Presented by LaDelta “Del” Williams, Director, Center for Academic Excellence
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Wynn 10-114 (Barbara Baker Room)

Just because you may not know something, doesn’t mean that you can’t or you won’t – you just don’t know it YET! We will explore a brief overview of Carol Dweck’s theory of growth mindset with fun, interactive activities. The goal? To teach you how to ‘grow’ your brain.

Overcoming Writing and Study Barriers

Presented by Audrey Muhammad, Instructor, College Success
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Phillips 2-225

Do you hate writing and find studying boring?! This workshop is designed to help you learn some of the keys to successful studying, and maximize your writing and study skills.

Reframing ‘Failure’

Presented by Shana Curl, Academic Advisor/Instructor, College Success
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Wynn 10-301

We are taught that failure is a bad thing, but every ‘failure’ is an opportunity to reframe and reset. Come learn about how to turn a failure into a positive moment, and move forward even better than before!

Media Literacy and Avoiding Fake News

Presented by Courtney Bippley, Reference Librarian, Durham Tech Libraries
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Wynn 10-115

Every day we are shown media that tries to influence our opinions and behavior. Learn to tell fact from fiction, avoid social media bubbles, and use tools to navigate the sea of information.

“Help Me Get a Job!” Resume Workshop and Career Services Overview

Presented by Christy Walker, Director, Career Services
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Wynn 10-115

Do you need to update your resume, or even start one from scratch? Come to this session and leave with a stronger resume, and a better understanding of how Durham Tech Career Services can help you!

“ALICE” Training for Students

Presented by Officer John Mathewson, Campus Police and Security
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Wynn 10-114 (Barbara Baker Room)

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, and is the leading training solution that increases an organization’s and individual’s odds of survival during a violent intruder event. It is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown.

Questions about this workshop series? Email Deidre Yancey.

Thanks to the Durham Tech Foundation for support of the TakeTwo Skill-Building Workshop series.