Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time?

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to noon
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
Room: TBA

Always running around at the last minute? Feeling pressured and don’t know where your day went? Well, it is probably a thing called life that has you up and going all the time. Participate in this session on time management and find out exactly where you are spending time and how to prioritize it.


Designing an Engineering Transfer Plan

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 to 2 p.m. 
Room: TBA

Presenters: Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan, Counselor, and Jessica Dyrek, Counselor

If you are interested in the Engineering or Engineering Technology programs, this workshop helps you prepare for successful transfer. Topics include exploring transfer options, selecting appropriate courses for majors and/or intended transfer schools, and tips for enhancing your transfer application.


Exercise, Brain Power and Mental Health

Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Presenters: Matt Cousins, Chap Fitness Center Manager, and Dr. Dennis Emano, Counselor

Are you feeling anxious, stressed out and overwhelmed with school? Does your brain feel fried and can’t focus or concentrate? We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us, but what does this really mean? Find out how even a little bit of physical activity can work wonders for your brain and mental health and lead to greater student success. This session includes a free fitness orientation.


Ready, Set, Transfer

Monday, Oct. 8, 10 to 11 a.m.
Room: TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2 to 3 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Are you thinking about transferring to a four-year college or university? Are you unsure as to what to do first? Come to this workshop and find out how to choose the best school for you, when are the best times to apply, what key information schools will need from you and much more.


Transferology and Other Transfer Tools

Tuesday, Oct. 9, noon to 2 p.m.      
Room: TBA

Presenters: Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan, Counselor, and Laura Nenninger, Counselor

Want to know if your classes will transfer to a four-year college or university? Learn the latest tools designed to simplify the transfer process.


Got Goals?

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2 to 3 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 to 11 a.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

How do you put together where and what you want to be with how you’re going to get there? Learn steps for success and discover simple strategies that you can use on a daily basis.


Art Therapy as a Stress Relief 

Tuesday, Oct. 16, noon to 1 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Presenter: Valerie Galgan, Counselor

Need a break from your studies, home life, or maybe your social life? Tap into your inner creativity and explore ways to use art as a form of stress relief. Learn about the effects of stress and engage in various art activities that you can use during stressful times.


Test Anxiety and Mindfulness

Thursday, Oct. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Room: TBA

Presenter: Dr. Dennis Emano, Counselor 

Ever experience a mind block or get panicky during tests? Find out how cognition and the stress response play a role in generating anxiety and how mindfulness can help you achieve better test results.


A Major Decision: A Workshop for Undeclared Majors

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Do big decisions immobilize you? Is it difficult for you to select an appropriate major? If so, help is on the way. Gain insight and tools to help you improve your ability to make good decisions and understand how to choose a major.


How to Be a Straight A Student in College

Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to noon
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Presenters: Danice McGrath, Counselor, and Laura Nenninger, Counselor

We have all heard the saying “study smarter not harder,” but what does that really mean? Learn practical strategies, based on the book How to Become a Straight A Student by Cal Newport, to help you streamline and maximize your study time, absorb material quickly and effectively, excel on your exams, and more. Discover the secrets of straight A students and learn ways to become a more successful student and raise your GPA.


Are You Sabotaging Your Academic Success?

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC),  Room 2201

Presenter: Rosie Carbajal-Romo, Counselor

Have you ever failed or withdrawn from more than one class? You may not realize that this can have a lasting impact on your academic journey. Discover some tips to avoid sabotaging your academic success.


Stress Management

Thursday, Dec. 6, noon to 1 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201

Presenter: Dr. Silvia Donatelli, Counselor

Finals can be stressful! In this fun and interactive workshop, learn effective stress management techniques that will enable you to stay calm and cool when stressed.


For more information, call (630) 942-2259 or stop by the Counseling and Advising Office, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200.


Contact Information

Counseling and Advising Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259

Regular Hours for the Glen Ellyn campus:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please check with each off-campus center for their hours:

Carol Stream


Transfer Events

Transferring from COD? Check out the schedule of events.

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