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Every semester, the International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) organizes programs and events specifically designed for sponsored students to provide holistic support so that students may have a positive experience while attending Arizona State University. We encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions about our programs or have ideas on how we can improve your student experience, please contact us at sponsored@asu.edu.

Success-building mini workshops 

Wellness and mental health

Date Time (Arizona time) Event Join
Friday, Sept. 4 4–4:30 p.m. Live Well
COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives, including mental, physical and social wellness, and academic performance. In this workshop, the presenter will share the importance of strategies to eat, sleep and exercise well to help you be successful at ASU.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Thursday, Sept. 10 4–4:30 p.m. Stress Management
Although stress may be inevitable, there are ways to effectively manage it.
In this workshop, the presenter will discuss the definition of stress, types of stress, stress responses and their impacts and how we can manage it effectively.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.

Career and professional development

Date Time (Arizona time) Event Join
Tuesday, Sept. 15 4–4:30 p.m. Crafting an A+ Application
Crafting an effective resume and cover letter can be challenging. This is especially true for college students who do not have much experience applying for jobs.
In this workshop hosted by Career and Professional Development Services, students will learn how to craft outstanding application documents, including resumes and cover letters. We will briefly discuss key differences between resumes and CVs, as well as cultural differences and what U.S. employers look for. Participants will learn to navigate CPDS resources.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 4–4:30 p.m. LinkedIn and Networking
Did you know more than 80% of jobs are obtained through personal and professional networks? Join Career and Professional Development Services to learn what networking is, why it is important and how to start connecting with other individuals. We will demonstrate how to create a LinkedIn profile that best showcases your skills and experiences and share tips and tricks.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Thursday, Sept. 17 4–4:30 p.m. Build Your Own Online Portfolio
In this virtual age, it is more important than ever to create an online presence that is both professional and effectively portrays your personal brand. Online portfolios can be one way to showcase your unique experience and develop a narrative that will set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will introduce the concept of online portfolios, share top websites used to build portfolios, and provide examples of what does and does not work well when creating your own online portfolio.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.

Academic skills

Date Time (Arizona time) Event Join
Tuesday, Sept. 22 4–4:30 p.m. Time Management
Time management is a key to your overall success. In this session, the presenter will share tips on how to manage your time effectively.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 4–4:30 p.m. Study Skills
Study skills are essential to enhance your success at ASU. In this session, the presenter will explain strategies to study effectively.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Thursday, Sept. 24 4–4:30 p.m. Preparing an Effective PowerPoint Presentation
This workshop will enhance your confidence in your next classroom or conference presentation. The presenter will discuss several tips, including spacing, typeface, color and image selection, for your multimedia presentations.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.

Leadership skills

Date Time (Arizona time) Event Join
Tuesday, Sept. 29 4–4:30 p.m. Leadership Skills: You have them and you don’t even know it!
Leadership skills are learnable. Some of the qualities of an effective leader are already in you and you just don’t know it. This workshop will show you what those qualities are, which qualities you are born with and which qualities you can learn.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Wednesday, Sept. 30 4–4:30 p.m. Tips to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills
You already have some of the qualities it takes to be a good leader! In this workshop, the presenter will focus on tips on how to enhance your leadership skills.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Thursday, Oct. 1 4–4:30 p.m. Optimizing Your Leadership Skills Through Volunteering
What good would it be if your leadership skills are used only for yourself? Learn about opportunities to optimize your leadership skills and make a bigger impact at ASU and in surrounding communities. In this workshop, the presenter will discuss some advantages of getting involved and show you how to find volunteering opportunities at ASU and in the local community.
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.

The I-Talk Series: Student-led presentations

Date Time (Arizona time) Event Join
Thursday, Oct. 22 5–5:30 p.m. Topic and presenter: TBA
If you are interested in presenting in an I-Talk Series event, submit your application form and you will be contacted to discuss further. Space is limited, so this will be first-come, first-served. Submit your application now!nice
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Thursday, Oct. 29 5–5:30 p.m. Topic and presenter: TBA
If you are interested in presenting in an I-Talk Series event, submit your application form and you will be contacted to discuss further. Space is limited, so this will be first-come, first-served. Submit your application now!
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.
Thursday, Nov. 5 5–5:30 p.m. Topic and presenter: TBA
If you are interested in presenting in an I-Talk Series event, submit your application form and you will be contacted to discuss further. Space is limited, so this will be first-come, first-served. Submit your application now!
Zoom link here You must log in with your ASURITE User ID.
No sign-up required.