Assistant Director for FYE
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
The FYE Success Series is a sequence of workshops to help first year students succeed.
Think About It - Online Program
Kent State is committed to continually using new and innovative ways to improve security on campus. College is a time to think about new ideas, new relationships and new opportunities. We want you to have the information you need to make healthy choices. As a community, we take issues of sexual assault and intimate partner violence very seriously and have a variety of support systems in place both before and after students attend classes. Please refer to your Kent State email for your invitation to participate in this program. If you are unable to locate it, you may also go to www.kent.edu/thinkaboutit and click on the login button.
Cookies with Counselors
Cookies with Counselors is a monthly program that will focus on building skills to help manage the stresses of ‘adulting.’ The program will offer practical tips and strategies to work through interpersonal concerns and major life decisions while offering attendees delicious treats! Sponsored by Counseling Services. Choose one date:
LifeSaver Lunches is a 4-week program that focuses on stress management and healthy coping skills. The program will help students identify stressors and build time manage-ment skills to find a balance between student responsibilities and self-care. Sessions are held in the Academic Success Center Conference Room 45, in the lower level of the Campus Center. Sponsored by Counseling Services. Choose one date:
Student Resource Fair
Attend this fair to get to know Kent State Stark’s student organizations. Sponsored by Student Involvement. Choose one date:
Friends in a Flash
Join other students and meet others in this fun activity! Sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government (USG).
Getting Involved on Campus
Learn what Student Involvement is all about! Don’t miss the chance to join a student organization, help plan campus events and get connected to campus. Choose one date:
Finding an On-Campus Job
Thinking about getting a job while attending classes? Find out what campus employ-ment can do for you. Learn about the eligibility criteria and meet campus employers looking for new hires. Choose one date:
Choosing a Major
Understanding your interests can be an important tool in choosing the appropriate academic major. This session will provide insight on how you can use the strength of your interests to make informed decisions for your future. Choose one date:
Study Abroad: Florence Information Session
Open to all majors, Kent State Florence is a comprehensive academic and cultural program. You will live and study in one of the most beautiful and historic cities on earth, walking the same stone streets that Michelangelo, Galileo, and Dante walked. In addition to completing a full course load, students have many opportunities to get acquainted with Florence and Italy during their time studying abroad.
Are Online Classes for Me?
What is it really like to take an online class? Meet and learn from an instructor who teaches in-person and online every semester!
Attend any Career Week session for Success Series credit. Visit the schedule of events at www.kent.edu/stark/career-week.
What if I Want to be a Social Worker, Counselor or Psychologist?
This workshop will present majors, courses and campus/community activities that will help you fulfill your career goals. Choose one date:
Study Abroad Opportunities
From Latin America, to Europe, to East Asia, Kent State University offers over 300 study abroad programs! Open to all ranks and majors. Learn about classes, cost and locations.
Learn how to improve your time management skills to balance work, school and life. Sponsored by Connect2Complete.
How to Adult: Budget Edition
Become a savvy student by tackling your personal finances now. Learn everything you need to know about navigating money and debt to set yourself up for the future.
The Impact of Faith
Many students leave their faith traditions during college. This session will explain the importance of faith and how it can be of value as you make many significant decisions through your college journey. Choose one date:
Learn how to improve your study skills to ace that upcoming test. Sponsored by Connect2Complete.
Stress gets a pretty bad rap when, in reality, it has a lot of benefits! This session will teach you a new perspective on stress, and how to make sure you are making your stress work FOR you, not against you. Choose one date:
Introduction to the Recreation & Wellness Center
Making time for recreation and wellness will positively enhance a student’s college experience. This session will include information about activities and services available to students through the Recreation & Wellness department.
The Stark Campus awards a variety of scholarships each year and we want you to apply! Learn how to search for scholarships, when to apply and how to write your essays. Choose one date:
The Only Weight Training You'll Ever Need
You want to work out, but you just don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back - and your legs, abs and everything else. Stacie will take you through a full body routine that doesn’t take hours to complete. She will teach you the science behind each exercise and how to execute it safely and effectively for your own body. Handouts will be included. Proper attire is required.
May 4th and Its Meaning on American Society
This presentation will discuss the causes and campus commemoration of May 4, as well as the event’s impacts on all scales from the university to the United States.
National Depression Screening Day
Visit the Counseling Center in the lower level of the Campus Center for a free confidential screening for depression, anxiety, bipolar and PTSD, with an opportunity to discuss results with a mental health professional. Counseling Services also offers a confidential online screening, available 24-hours each day, throughout the year. Visit http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/kent. Complete your screening and stop in the Counseling Center for FYE credit.
Library Tours - Available Aug. 23 - Dec. 9
The tour will give a brief description of the services offered by the library and the Writing Center. Tours typically last 10-15 minutes. Students are welcome to stop by the library or schedule a time through the library’s webpage: https://libguides.stark.kent.edu/askus/consult. Besides getting familiar with the library, Writing Center, and their services, students also receive:
Summer Service Projects
Students who participated in the Summer Service Projects will also receive credit towards the FYE Success Series.