Second Year Success Series

The Second Year Success Series provides students with information about important opportunities during their final years at MU. The series focuses upon degree completion, leadership and research experiences, and preparing for life after Millersville. Experts and advisors from the Student Success Network and from Student Affairs lead the sessions.

Students who attend three or more events in the series will automatically receive the Spring 2022 Finish Strong Success Bag (with even better items than in the fall!) including an additional surprise giveaway and a certificate of completion for the Second Year Success Series to highlight in their portfolio or resume.

  • March Sessions

    Undergraduate Research Opportunities --  Leave your Digital Footprint in the Engage for Change Journal and the Made in Millersville Journal 

    Facilitators:  Mrs. Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Dr. Kerrie Farkas, and journal interns
    Date: March 2 from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location:  Hybrid Session – room and zoom TBD

    Are you interested in experiencing a personalized publishing and editorial process? Invested in impressing future employers with your creative or research publications? Curious about a yearlong editing and publishing internship? Join us for an interactive discussion about two unique publishing opportunities and the editorial internship at Millersville. As a bonus, hear from journal interns about their internship experiences and how their support contributes to your publishing success. 


    Setting Goals for Academic Success –  Academic Advising and Student Success – Dr. Kristen Lawson

    Date: March 3 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: McNairy 505

    This workshop focuses on the importance of goal setting. Setting goals gives you a long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses on your acquisition of knowledge and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life.

    Over time, it is important to revisit your goals. Are they still relevant? Did you achieve your goals? Are your goals still important to you? Do you need to create or adjust your goals? How did you reward yourself?

    Goal setting has the potential to take us to some amazing places in life because we all have talent and ambitions. To achieve your biggest dreams, you need to be willing to sit down and create a life design uniquely tailored to you that will help you achieve them!


    Undergraduate Research Opportunities --  A Research Community at the McNairy Library

    Facilitators:  Mrs. Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, library faculty mentors, and library research fellows

    Date: March 17 from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom

    Are you interested in completing a research project that you are passionate about? Would you like to improve your communication and presentation skills with the support of your peers? Join us for a lively discussion about the McNairy Library Research Fellows program, an opportunity to satisfy your research curiosity and prepare you for your future.  


    Critical Thinking Series -- Office of Learning Services 

    • 03/02/22 Skillful Writing (CTCS*)              11:00 – 12:00  
    • 03/03/22 Skillful Writing (CTCS*)              12:00 – 1:00  
    • 03/16/22 Scientific Thinking (CTCS*)         11:00 – 12:00
    • 03/17/22 Scientific Thinking (CTCS*)         12:00 – 1:00  

    All workshops are held in Lyle Hall, Meeting Room #5, on the second floor. Contact Learning Services by calling 717-871-5554 or emailing Learning.Services@millersville.edu if you have any questions. 

    Students who attend 5 critical thinking workshops will receive a certificate of completion for their resume.


    Internships and Mentoring –  The Office for Experiential Learning and Career Management

    “Interns and Mentor’s Tell All”

    Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: SMC 118

    Please register at https://millersville.joinhandshake.com/events/952240/share_preview

    Considering a credit-based internship or serving as a mentor? Learn more about opportunities to mentor or be mentored and the process and requirements needed for a credit-based internship.

    Hear from current interns and students who served as mentors for the First Year Mentoring Program, as well as students who were mentored by alumni mentors in the Alumni Career Mentoring Program.

    Get all your questions answered during this interactive session on mentoring and credit-based internships.  Win Prizes and Lunch will be provided.  


    Opportunities in Study Abroad – International Programs and Services

    These workshops offer a chance for students to learn about study abroad program options, important deadlines, academic and financial planning considerations, available scholarships, and other important details to help a student decide if study abroad is right for them. This workshop is the first step of Study Abroad Advising! The workshop is led by a Study Abroad Peer Mentor, a graduate assistant in the Office of International Programs and Services. Following this workshop, interested students can meet with an Education Abroad Advisor. For more information email Education.Abroad@millersvill.edu

    • March 1: Study Abroad Workshop (Tues 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; Zoom)  
    • March 15: Study Abroad Workshop (Tues 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ; Zoom) 
    • March 16: Study Abroad Workshop (Wed 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Lyle Hall 114)
    • March 18: Study Abroad Workshop (Fri 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Lyle Hall 114)
    • March 29: Study Abroad Workshop (Tues 12:00-1:00 p.m. ; Zoom)
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  • April Sessions

    Internships and Mentoring –  The Office for Experiential Learning and Career Management

    “Interns and Mentor’s Tell All”

    Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5pm-6pm
    Location: Zoom

    Please register at https://millersville.joinhandshake.com/events/952245/share_preview

    Considering a credit-based internship or serving as a mentor? Learn more about opportunities to mentor or be mentored and the process and requirements needed for a credit-based internship.

    Hear from current interns and students who served as mentors for the First Year Mentoring Program, as well as students who were mentored by alumni mentors in the Alumni Career Mentoring Program.

    Get all your questions answered during this interactive session on mentoring and credit-based internships.  Win Prizes!!


    April “Finish Strong” Event

    Back by popular demand! Another “First Come, First Served” success bag giveaway to encourage your strong finish for spring 2022!

    Look for more information soon.

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