Workshop Wednesdays to prepare students for the future

Workshop Wednesdays at the Memorial Student Center return this week to help students with their academics and prepare them for the future in 30 minute sessions. The program focuses on everything from major exploration to career readiness.

Denny Daugherty, career counselor at Marshall University, said the workshops give people guidance without making an enormous time commitment.

“What we want to do is help students who maybe aren’t to the point of wanting to schedule an appointment with us but still have questions,” Daugherty said.

Daugherty said the workshops are for anyone who wants to attend, but each session has a different focus than the last.

“The ‘what can I do with this major?’ session will probably be a good one for freshmen, maybe sophomores, but career readiness might be something a junior or senior would be interested in,” Daugherty said. “Something like resume building might be useful throughout.”

Carolyn Penn, career exploration major specialist, said the program was designed to get more flow into the Career Services office and to give students something to do to benefit themselves.

“We could all use moments in our life where we can get some advice and tweaking on how to do things better,” Penn said. “Knowledge is power. If we can empower students, then they can leave here and conquer the world.”

Daugherty said something that will differ from last semester’s workshops is those who attend the program each week will be put into a drawing for a chance to win one of the four $25 Starbucks gift cards.

“If a student attends all seven events, their name will be entered seven times,” Daugherty said.

Workshop Wednesdays begin this week in room 2E10 of the Memorial Student Center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other sessions will take place Jan. 31, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 28, April 11 and April 25.

Hanna Pennington can be contacted at [email protected]