Successposium 2019

We believe that every student at Carolina can grow, thrive and develop into lifelong learners. Success does not look the same for all of us, and there are many different pathways to thriving in college. Our journeys to graduation are enriched when we support each other. This multi-day, collaborative, cross-university symposium was created to encourage undergraduate students to take charge of our own success and to connect with resources, opportunities, and people who can help us to thrive in college. Successposium is designed and coordinated by undergraduate students and focuses on issues and needs relevant to thriving at Carolina.

Throughout the week of Successposium, university departments, offices, and student groups will host events, gatherings, and workshops where students can consider their own experiences and needs in direct and meaningful ways. We’re also hosting TED-style talks on wellness and well-being, professional growth and development in undergrad, and lift as you climb from 6:00 – 8:30pm in the Freedom Forum Room in Carrol Hall on Wednesday, January 30th. Come for the free food, come for the swag, but mostly, come to hear the stories of other students and young alumni who grew and learned and thrived at Carolina. We think you’ll be glad you did.

We invite you to host a workshop or event for Successposium 2019! Please submit a proposal by clicking the button below.

Featured Speakers

 

A picture of Devin Russell

Devin Russell

A picture of Kolby Hunter

Kolby Hunter

A picture of Dexter Robinson

Dexter Robinson

A picture of Patrick Mateer

Patrick Mateer

Want to attend our TED style talk?

RSVP Here

 

Successposium 2019: Mental Health and Wellness, Professional Growth, & Lifting as You Climb

  • Provide opportunities for students to learn more about university resources in a collaborative and supportive setting
  • Encourage students to consider elements within University’s definition of student success:

  • Exploring and growing intellectually
  • Appreciating diverse perspectives as well as developing one’s own identity
  • Developing social and emotional skills
  • Engaging in meaningful activities, roles, and relationships
  • Cultivating a sense of purpose or vocation
  • Expose students to concepts that could influence their path to thriving and graduation:
    • Resilience
    • Professional Growth
    • Growth Mindset
    • Networking
    • Health and Self-Care

Laughter Yoga 101 – UNC Counseling and Psychological Services – 1pm – Toy Lounge, Day Hall

Do you like to laugh? do you want more laughter/fun in your life? come learn about laughter yoga!

* no physical ability is required, comfy clothes helpful but by no means required.

Contact: Elizabeth Mcintyre – Elizabeth_McIntyre@unc.edu

 

Coloring for Creative Stress Relief – Undergraduate Retention – 3pm – 4pm – Student Union, 3409

In this workshop, we will explore creative outlets for de-stressing our lives and self-care, focusing on adult coloring and meditation through creativity. Participants will learn how participating in creative activities can reduce stress, anxiety, distress, depression, and other negative emotions.

Contact: Jessica Lambert-Ward (jessical@email.unc.edu) & Carolyn Ebeling (cebeling@email.unc.edu

 

Dimensions of Wellness – Student Wellness – 5:00 PM  to 6:00 PM – Location TBD

Facilitated by peer educators HHA! (Health Heel Ambassadors).

 

Federal Application Writing Workshop – Center for Global Initiatives – 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Undergraduate Library, 205

Join UNC’s Diplomat-in-Residence and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library!

The Diplomat-in-Residence, Kathryn Crockart, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, and she will lead this session sharing insight and tips on how to write applications for federal jobs and programs.

In her current role, Kathryn helps a diverse cross-section of Americans who want to serve and represent our country to pursue career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State.

CGI will also have a program manager available to share additional application strategies and resources to find funding for global programs.

 

Grocery Bingo – Carolina Cupboard – 7PM – 176 Koury (Manning East Community)

Carolina Cupboard is excited to partner with Successposium on addressing food insecurity on campus. As the only food pantry on campus, Carolina Cupboard offers food and other essentials to the UNC community. Join us on Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. at 176 Koury (Manning East Community) as we conduct Grocery Bingo. This fun event is a great opportunity to win free groceries and interact with your fellow peers. Hope to see you there!.

Contact: Holden Lawrence (holden25@live.unc.edu)

 

 

Resume Consultations – University Career Services – 10:30am – 12pm – Hanes Hall, room 239 

Students can bring their resume to UCS for a quick one-on-one review to get tips on how to enhance their resume for the type of opportunity they seek. We just ask students to bring a copy of their resume and the job/internship/fellowship they want to apply to. Students will be seen by a counselor or a Career Peer.

Contact: Mary Rosage (Mrosage@email.unc.edu)  

 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Resource Recap – Innovate Carolina – 12pm – 2pm – 1789 Venture Lab (173 ½ E. Franklin Street)

1789 Venture Lab will host a resource fair and networking event to kick off the Spring Semester.  There are lots of exciting things happening on campus related to innovation and entrepreneurship! Don’t miss this event that will get you up to speed! In case you missed the launch of our new social ideation software last semester or a chance to receive funding from the Dreamers-Who-Do sponsorship, come and get caught up on the best ways to take your idea to the next level. If you have never visited before, get a tour of 1789 Venture Lab  and complete orientation to join the co-working space. If you are no rookie to the I & E world at UNC Chapel Hill, join us to learn about resources, workshops and competitions this semester. Snacks and soft drinks will be served.

Contact: Kimi Yingling (Kimberly.yingling@unc.edu

 

Study Abroad 101 Info Session w/ Peer Ambassadors – 2:30-3:00, Student Union Room 2518

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join us for one of our Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions! In this session one of our Study Abroad Advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits, and more! You will also hear insight from Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors: UNC students who have been abroad and want to share their tips and experiences!

Click here for more tips on Where to Start

 

Perception vs. Reality. Are You Career Ready? – University Career Services – Hanes Hall 239A/B – 2pm – 3pm

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace (National Association of Colleges & Employers). Explore the 8 competencies that lay the framework for CR and develop strategies and tactics that will close the gap between your preparation and the world of work.

Contact: Tamara Taylor – (tktaylor@unc.edu

Questions? Interested in hosting something during Succcessposium? Great!

For general questions, contact Ayanna Webster, Successposium Chair. For information about hosting an event, click here.

  • Advertisement Committee:
    • Viviana Gonzalez, Qiera Lesesne, Luis Amaya- Villa, Tyler McNeil
  •  Workshop Committee:
    • Luke Fayard, Sarah Stanfield, Greg Davis, Angelica Villanueva
  • Ted-Talk Committee:
    • Dexter Robinson, Aliyah Jordan, Zander Toy
  • Logistics Committee:
    • Anusha Suresh, Kayla Carlson, George Lopez

Agenda

FRIDAY JANUARY 26TH 

Carolina Launch: the First-Year Gala
Hosted by: First-Year Focus Council (Executive Branch of Student Government)

6pm-8pm
Great Hall, Student Union

Carolina Launch will be an opportunity for first-year students to hear from a select group of seniors, and a keynote speaker, about how to make the most out of their time at Carolina and how new students can leave their heelprint on campus.

Click Here for more information

 

MONDAY JANUARY 29TH – Wellness and Resilience

Building a Relationship with a Professor

Hosted by: Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Brian Hogan

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Coker Hall, Room 215

Learn tips from faculty and students on how to build meaningful faculty – student mentoring relationships.  This session will be discussion-oriented and facilitated as a conversation. 

 

CRSA Welcome Back

Hosted by: Campus Recreation Student Association

5:07pm – 6:00pm

Fetzer Classroom 104

CRSA is a student organization that offers student development workshops to help students prepare for future endevours. This Welcome Back event will let attendees know the topics CRSA will be covering in the spring semester, discuss topics students would like to develop, and answer questions on any professional development topics students may have.

 

3D Imaging with Agisoft PhotoScan

5:30–6:30

Kenan Science Library, G301 Venable Hall

A basic workshop to learn to create 3D images from a series of photographs using a regular camera and PhotoScan software.

Click Here for more information

 

SUCCESSPOSIUM TED-Style Talks

THEME: Wellness and Resilience

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Peabody 104

Student Speakers:

  • Micheline Amisi
  • Cesar Rodriguez
  • Laura Kathryn Smith 

 

TUESDAY JANUARY 30TH

Wake Up Your Mind With Mindful Yoga

Hosted by: Campus Recreation

8am – 9am

Location: TBD

Mindful movement can help increase awareness, focus and decrease stress. Join Campus Recreation for a morning yoga session and refreshments.

 

Improve Your Time Management 

Hosted by: The Learning Center 

3:30pm

Location: Undergraduate Library 124

Tired of wasting time? Want to be more efficient and productive? Come to our Time Management Workshop! Click here for a full list of spring workshops.

 

Battle Park Natural History Hike

Hosted by: Campus Rec Expeditions

4:00pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Battle Park / Outdoor Education Center

We’ll saunter from the Union to Battle Park and around the mysterious Gimghoul Castle.  On the way back we’ll loop through the Outdoor Education Center.  Natural history scavenger hunt throughout the journey.  Should take about 1.5 hours.

 

Python I
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Davis Library Research Hub

This workshop will introduce attendees to the Python programming language.  We’ll help you install Python 3 and the Anaconda distribution, execute your first lines of code, and explore the basic functionality of Python.  After this workshop, attendees should be better placed to start working on a specific project in Python, learning along the way, or work through more in-depth training.

Python is widely used by researchers in many disciplines, and can be used to accomplish or automate many tasks outside academia.  General computer skills are required, but specialized prior knowledge in computer programming is not required.

Click Here for more information and registration

 

More Arduino Projects

5:30–6:30; registration required.

Kenan Science Library, G301 Venable Hall

Learn to use more advanced components with Arduino. Note: please bring a laptop computer to the workshop, and install the latest version of the Arduino software here.

Click Here for more information

 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31ST – Adulting: Personal and Professional Development

Who Are You? 

Hosted by: The Office of Student Life & Leadership

1pm – 2pm

Location: Carolina Union  2422

Students will engage in personal identity development and reflection. The workshop will increase awareness of different perspectives and offer tools for students to engage in dialogue.

 

Laughter Yoga

Hosted by: CAPS

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Want more laughter in your life? Come learn about and experience laughter yoga! No Yoga mat needed as your are guided through laughter exercises. Connect with others, give your abs a little workout, and get an endorphin spike to carry you through the mid-week slump.

 

Personal and Professional Development through Giving Back

Hosted by: Carolina For The Kids

5pm

Location: Carolina Union  2422

A presentation about what Carolina For The Kids is and how we help undergrads gain professional and leadership experience as the largest student-run nonprofit in North Carolina. Our organization brings together people of diverse backgrounds to unite for one common cause, allowing students to get experience working as part of team and towards a bigger goal. Our cause allows students to take on a myriad of roles, which aids in both personal and professional development. Many of our CFTK alumni go onto work in professions related to their work in CFTK and remain close friends with their teams who provide a network of support through the rest of their life. In a supportive nonprofit environment, students can try out different roles and find out who they are and what they like, while gaining professional experience and meeting friends that will last a lifetime.

Grant Writing Workshop
Hosted by Center for Global Initiatives  

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Location: Undergraduate Library, Room 205

Join the Center for Global Initiatives and the UNC Writing Center for a collaborative grant writing workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of proposals, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make a proposal successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. This workshop is the third in a series of workshops held throughout the year.

 

SUCCESSPOSIUM TED-Style Talks

THEME: Adulting: Personal and Professional Development

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Peabody 104

Student Speakers:

  • Hiren Gihwala
  • Teresa Ceballos
  • Recent Alum: Michael Dyson

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1ST – Strategic Planning for Success

Model a Low Poly Mountain Scene with Blender 

10:00am–11:30am; registration required.

Location: Kenan Science Library, G301 Venable Hall

Start creating more advanced 3D models for VR environments with Blender, a powerful, open-source 3D design program. Please bring a laptop and mouse to the workshop, and download the free Blender software (here) prior to the workshop.

Click Here for more information

 

Mental Health and Wellness Skills Training Modules
(LUNCH PROVIDED!))

Hosted by: Mental Health Ambassadors

11:00am – 12:30pm

Location: Union 3203

MHA Skills training modules are approximately 30-40 minutes each. We offer modules on Stress Management, Healthy Relationships, UNC CAPS (what is it, how to use), Conflict Management, Depression/Suicide, and more. Our mission is to support students, equip students, and connect them to resources, rather than merely raise awareness. We believe that the skills/information imparted through these lessons serve all students well, especially those who are still learning about the resources available to them. At the event, we will present a module, distribute resources from CAPS (i.e. stress balls, pamphlets, and coloring books), and facilitate a short hands-on stress management activity, such as painting or crafts.  Lunch provided!

 

Basic EndNote
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Health Science Library Research Hub

This Basic Endnote Class will cover the fundamental functions of the Endnote software. Build your library, managing your sources, and inserting your citations into your documents will be the focus of what we will cover. This class is structured for new to beginning users.

Click Here for more information

 

Triangle Pride Resource Fair

Hosted by: UNC-CH LGBTQ Center

4:00pm-6:00pm

Great Hall, FPG Student Union

Triangle Pride Resource Fair (TPRF) is the main event of Ally Appreciation Week, a celebration of LGBTIQA+ and allied solidarity in the communities surrounding UNC-Chapel Hill. Each year, TPRF brings together vendors from over fifty Triangle-area organizations,businesses, and resources that specifically serve LGBTIQA+ and allied individuals. 

Details at lgbtq.unc.edu/resourcefair

  • Vendors represent organizations and services such as: 
  • Academic Courses and Programs
  • Community Events and Involvement
  • HIV and STI testing
  • Housing
  • Legal Protection and Equal Rights
  • Medical and Mental Health Care
  • Professional Associations
  • Social Clubs
  • Social, Legal, and Medical Transition
  • Support Groups
  • Sports and Activity Groups
  • Attending TPRF
  • Free food, free STI testing, and raffle giveaways every 30 minutes! 

TPRF is one way that the LGBTQ Center connects the campus community with local resources. Vendors have been chosen based on their commitment and engagement with LGBTIQA+ communities in order to maximize the benefits of attending. Individuals earn one raffle ticket just for attending and filling out an evaluation form! 

Facebook Link

 

3D Design and Printing

5:30–6:30

Location: Kenan Science Library, G301 Venable Hall

Interested in 3D printing but don’t know where to start? Come learn about some tools that will help you bring your ideas to the physical world, and start designing with Tinkercad. Note: please bring a laptop computer and mouse to this workshop.

Click Here for more information

 

SUCCESSPOSIUM TED-Style Talks

THEME: Strategic Planning for Success

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Peabody 104

Student Speakers:

  • Adam Farag
  • Madrid Danner-Smith
  • Rich Hall

 

Questions? Interested in hosting something during Succcessposium? Great!

For general questions, contact Reem Ahmed, Successposium Chair. For information about hosting an event, click here.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

ADVISORY BOARD

Reem Ahmed, Successposium Chair, Undergraduate Retention Intern Luke Fayard, Office of Undergraduate Retention
Aaron Epps, President, Black Student Movement and VP Class of’18 Kate Kryder, Office of Student Life & Leadership
Tania Gavino-Lopez,Undergraduate Retention Intern Gary Miller, University Career Services
Lenore Hango,Undergraduate Retention Intern Candice Powell, Office of Undergraduate Retention
Michael Alberse, Student Government Representative Sarah Stanfield, Office of Undergraduate Retention
Anusha Suresh, Undergraduate Retention Intern Omar Simpson, Office of Undergraduate Retention

Successposium is supported through a generous donation by the Summer School. The committee extends gratitude to Dr. Jan Yopp, Dean of the Summer School, for your continuous support of student success at Carolina.