WOW

Fall 2020 Midterm Week of Workshops (WOW)

Meet your instructors in an online environment and start your second 8 week courses with success!

Join us for WOW! It's a great way for you to:

  • Meet your instructors to get a jumpstart on your academic success.
  • Learn about our current online instruction environment.
  • Find out about campus support services that will help you be more successful.
  • Make connections with your classmates.
  • Explore new ways to prepare for college life.

General Information:

  • Week of Workshops Flyer
  • Participation in WOW is voluntary. 
  • All workshops are FREE.
  • Just click on the Zoom links to attend - No registration required.

Fall 2020 Midterm WOW Schedule

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Student Development Virtual Involvement Fair
Begins October 7th
Student Development's Fall 2020 Involvement Fair launches Wednesday, October 7th and will be accessible until the end of the semester. Ignite your Involvement!
Check out the Virtual Fair here: https://flipgrid.com/studevfall2020


Promise Program Second Year Students Mid-Semester Check-In!
10:00am to 11:00am
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Erlynne Ballo/Promise Success Coach
If you are in your second year at Saddleback College in the Promise Program, please join me for this mid-semester check-in. I will be reviewing your requirements before going into your last semester of the Program as well as transfer resources available through the Saddleback College Transfer Center!


HBCU Special Collaborative Workshop: The Letter of Recommendation
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Register Here
Speaker: Jovon Dukes
*Historically Black Colleges and Universities


Financial Aid Workshop
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Katelynn Cope
A presentation on how to apply for, get, and receive Financial Aid funding.


Searching for Colleges and Universities
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Learn how to research colleges, universities and their programs with Career & Re-Entry Resources. Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes and a question and answer will be provided.


Dancing Through History
11:30am-12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Steve Rosa
Join dance faculty Steve Rosa in a discussion about the power of dance throughout history, and its relevance in current times. This session will provide you with resources and information regarding dance history, dance activism, and dance trends.


College Related Anxiety!
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Deb Watt & Ladi Boustani
Our fun interactive workshop will build resiliency and a "Can do!" attitude by learning in 5 easy steps how to manage anxiety with online learning.


Helpful Student Handbook Tips
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Counseling Staff
Join the Saddleback College Counseling Team and learn helpful college tips found in our 2020-2021 Student Handbook


Take a Virtual Career Road Trip
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Get ready to take a virtual Career Road trip to learn about the assessment tool Career Cruising (external website), and the career paths of professionals who have forged the path before you. Learn how to use Road Trip Nation to peruse thousands of videos and to find out which


Tips for Success in Online Math
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Jonathan Luque/Mary McCarthy
Are you nervous about taking an online math class? This workshop will introduce you to the different formats of online math instruction and provide tips to help you overcome potential challenges. (This is a pre-recorded workshop offered by the Math Department Chair).


Just in Time Counseling for Fall
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Mary McCarthy
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Promise Program Mid-Semester Check-In
10:00am-11:00am
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Erlynne Ballo
Promise Program students, please join me for another check-in. I will be reviewing Promise Program requirements for going into the spring 2021 semester, how to get connected with a counselor for academic planning, and the other ways to prepare for spring 2021 class registration.


How to Speak so People Want to Listen
10:00am-11:00am
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Tiffany Baggs
Communication is the most crucial life skill in today’s world. We need to talk so we achieve our goals and get our information to others. Learn crucial communication skills to be interesting and engaging and other will want to hear what you say.


Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic Taking Place at Saddleback
10:00am-2:00pm or until supplies run out
Location: Parking lot 1
Free Flu Shots from the Student Health Center


Choosing Your Major
11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Don Mineo
The Career & Re-Entry will walk you through some resources to help you choose a major by aligning important choices with educational and career research. You will learn about the career planning process that will help propel you into your future! The workshop will speak of classes you that might help you in specific majors.


How to have a Successful Relationship
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Tiffany Baggs
Communication effectively is the most crucial skill in all of our relationships. Research shows that more than money, sex, in-laws, or finances, that poor communication is the number one reason couples/relationships break up. Don’t be a statistic! Break the cycle. We will discuss and learn tactics to enhance your relationship and communication patterns and abilities.


Let’s Talk FAFSA!
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Katelynn Cope
A presentation on how to apply for, get, and receive Financial Aid funding.


Just in Time Counseling for Second 8 Week Classes!
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Counseling Team
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.


College Related Anxiety!
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Deb Watt & Ladi Boustani
Our fun interactive workshop will build resiliency and a "Can do!" attitude by learning in 5 easy steps how to manage anxiety with online learning.


Exploring HBCU Popular Majors (Kentucky & Louisiana Schools)
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Register Here
Speaker: Marisha Richardson
*Historically Black Colleges and Universities


Tips for Success in Online Math
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Jonathan Luque/Jennifer Rachman
Are you nervous about taking an online math class? This workshop will introduce you to the different formats of online math instruction and provide tips to help you overcome potential challenges. (This is a pre-recorded workshop offered by the Math Department Chair).


Just in Time Counseling for Fall
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Mary McCarthy
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.


Helpful Student Handbook Tips
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Mary McCarthy
Join the Saddleback College Counseling Team and learn helpful college tips found in our 2020-2021 Student Handbook


Attending Saddleback College and I’m Still in High School
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Counseling Team
Is this your first concurrently enrolled semester? Learn how to prepare for a Saddleback College class and maximize your concurrent enrollment opportunities. Hear from students who successfully balanced college classes while still in high school.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Saddleback College Health & Wellness: Services to help you get through this Pandemic!
10:00am – 10:30am
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Schenitzki/Psychological Health Services
The Saddleback College Health and Wellness Center provides comprehensive services including: medical, psychological, food and clothing support. Learn about our weekly food distribution services. Feeling like you need to support to get you through this pandemic, attend this important workshop; we’re here to help!


College Related Anxiety!
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Deb Watt & Ladi Boustani
Our fun interactive workshop will build resiliency and a "Can do!" attitude by learning in 5 easy steps how to manage anxiety with online learning.


Attending Saddleback College and I’m Still in High School
10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Counseling Team
Is this your first concurrently enrolled semester? Learn how to prepare for a Saddleback College class and maximize your concurrent enrollment opportunities. Hear from students who successfully balanced college classes while still in high school.


Just in Time Counseling for Fall
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Deb Watt
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.


Tips for Success in Online Math Classes
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Jonathan Luque/Deb Watt
Are you nervous about taking an online math class? This workshop will introduce you to the different formats of online math instruction and provide tips to help you overcome potential challenges.

Business Statistics - The New Equivalent to MATH 10
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: David Ochi
Ever wonder if all those statistics you see online have actual meaning to your career? Beginning in the Spring of 2021, the Business Department will be offering BUS 112 - Business Statistics. Beyond just learning the fundamentals of statistics, the course will focus on applying these concepts to real-world business challenges. In this workshop, we'll review the course highlights and the benefits of taking the course including transfer value and applications toward certificates and degrees. Additionally, we'll explore some of the real-world questions students will be able to answer after they master the basics of business statistics and how they'll be able to apply those skills to kick-starting their careers.


Let Your Personality Guide You to New Careers
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Room
Speaker: Don Mineo
How can you use clues about your personality and preferences to identify career choices? Work with Career & Re-Entry Resource Center, to learn more about you! This presentation will last approximately 1.5 hours and will need to start on-time in order take an inventory, review it and give you handout with career a list of careers and what personality might fit you best.