Upcoming Events

The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program sponsors events for your social, professional, and academic development.

  • The Bosses Jokes are Always Funny

    KSU Money Wise Series:The Boss’ Jokes are ALWAYS Funny

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing the importance of evaluating a job offer, managing your paycheck, and student loan repayment.

    Wednesday, January 17 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 131

  • Scholarship

    How to Win a Scholarship Workshop

    Scholarships are not something you do fast or at the last minute.  Start working on future financial assistance now! Find out in this workshop how to apply for a KSU scholarship and create a winning essay.

    Tuesday, January 23 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 222

  • The Bosses Jokes are Always Funny Marietta

    KSU Money Wise Series:The Boss’ Jokes are ALWAYS Funny

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing the importance of evaluating a job offer, managing your paycheck, and student loan repayment.

    Wednesday, January 24 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    J Building Room 158

  • National Mentor Month Breakfast

    Odyssey National Mentoring Month Breakfast and Welcome Reception

    The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program is hosting a breakfast and welcome reception open to the campus community for students to connect with each other and learn about how to become involved in a vibrant network of mentors and mentees.

    Tuesday, January 30 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    Student Center Leadership Room

  • Grad

    #LevelUpSeries: How to Get into Grad School

    The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program, in collaboration with the Transfer Advocate Gateway Program, will host a Graduate School Workshop for students interested in pursuing graduate education. Navigating the graduate school process can feel like a daunting task.  Students pursuing graduate degrees can learn tips and strategies to make their application more competitive and pursue the career of their dreams. Students will learn about the application process, testing information, and other tips and tricks to help them navigate the graduate school process. Information will also be provided by former students and graduate recruiters who can provide better insight into the process.

    Topics:

    During the Workshop, Attendees will become familiar with:

    • Tips for researching graduate programs
    • Application Processes
    • Graduate Exams (GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT)
    • Financial Resources
    • Financial Outcomes
    • Mindset of a Graduate Student

    Learning Outcomes:

    At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of the following:

    • Become more aware of graduate school application processes
    • Learn tips and tricks about testing services
    • Learn tips and tricks about payment for testing
    • Understand the difference between undergraduate and graduate education
    • Understand the financial importance of earning a graduate degree

    Thursday, February 1st from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Student Center 216, Marietta Campus

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    Monday, February 12th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Student Center University Room A Kennesaw Campus

  • KSU Money Wise Feb Kennesaw

    Spending is Quick; Earning is Slow – Managing Your Paycheck

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing managing your cash flow, leasing vs. buying, and debt reduction strategies.

    Wednesday, February 7 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Bagwell Education Building Room 131

  • Feb 15

    Developing #Killer Interviewing Skills

    This workshop will provide an overview of how students should prepare for a job interview, what they should do and not do during an interview, and how they should follow up after a job interview. The workshop will include information on how to dress for an interview, appropriate body language, and the types of questions to expect in a job interview.

     

    Learning Outcomes: After attending this workshop, students will...

    • Know how to properly prepare for a job interview, including how to dress, how to research the company/position, and how to develop appropriate questions to ask the interviewer.
    • Understand appropriate body language for an interview and learn how to monitor their own body language.
    • Employ the STAR technique when answering behavioral interview questions and know how to identify behavioral interview questions.

    Thursday February 15 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 222

  • KSU Money Wise Series Marietta Feb

    Spending is Quick; Earning is Slow – Managing Your Paycheck

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing managing your cash flow, leasing vs. buying, and debt reduction strategies.

    Wednesday, February 21 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in J Building Room 158

  • Coffee House Event

    Odyssey Coffee House Poetry and Open Mic Night

    Come join us for some poetry, arts, and musical performances as we relax and enjoy some coffee house refreshments. This event is free and open to all students.

     

    Thursday, February 22 from 7 pm - 9 pm in Student Center University Rooms B-E

  • Networking Mar 15

    Networking and Elevator Pitches

    This workshop will instruct students on how to successfully network, both online and in-person. Students will learn how to prepare an elevator pitch, how to appropriately present themselves to prospective employers, and how to follow-up after a successful networking interaction.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Know the 4 components of an elevator pitch and how to create their own personalized elevator pitch.
    • Develop strategies for identifying potential employers and networking one-on-one.
    • Understand the basics of a LinkedIn profile and how to use LinkedIn to network online.

    Thursday, March 15th from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 222

  • Choose Work Mar 19

    Crucial Conversation Series: Choose Work Consciously

    We’re living in a time of unprecedented possibility! You don’t really want to settle on a career destination without conscious evaluation. Take advantage of this interactive experience, an opportunity to participate in a crucial conversation about your current choices, your transition from school to work, and the work destination that aligns with who you want to be and what you want to do in the world.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • The difference between having a job/career and creating the work life you desire.
    • Why it is NOT too late to shift your work life in a new and more meaningful direction.
    • Ways of being that block you from sharing your super powers in the world.
    • The benefits of your already acquired knowledge and experience and how to use these in your work life design process.
    • What you need to be doing right now to facilitate a smooth and successful transition from college to your just right work, and more…

    Monday, March 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Student Center Room 261

  • Marietta Campus March Workshop

    Investment 101: A Fool & His Money Are Soon Parted

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing investment strategies and portfolio creation, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies.

    Wednesday, March 21 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Student Center Room 215 (Marietta Campus)

  • KSU Money Wise Kennesaw

    Investment 101: A Fool & His Money Are Soon Parted

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing investment strategies and portfolio creation, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies.

    Wednesday, March 28 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 131 (Kennesaw Campus)

  • What to expect

    What to Expect Year One on the Job

     

    This workshop will help students prepare for what to expect after they've landed the job, including how to navigate the company culture, how to meet and exceed expectations, and how to set themselves up for future success. It will cover some basics in professionalism and etiquette, along with some general do's and don'ts for your first year on the job.

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    After attending this workshop, students will be able to:

    • Understand basic expectations related to professionalism and etiquette.
    • Prepare before they start a new job and successfully navigate the onboarding period.
    • Identify and employ key strategies for being successful in a new job during the first year.

    Thursday, April 12th, from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Bagwell Education Building Room 222

  • KSU Money Wise April Marietta

    Let the “Painments” Begin: Student Loan Repayment Strategies

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing top student loan tips, loan forgiveness/consolidation strategies, and saving for retirement vs. aggressively paying your student loans.

    Wed, April 18 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Student Center Room 215

  • KSU Money Wise April Kennesaw

    Let the “Painments” Begin: Student Loan Repayment Strategies

     Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing top student loan tips, loan forgiveness/consolidation strategies, and saving for retirement vs. aggressively paying your student loans.

    Wed, April 25 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Bagwell Education Building Room 219

  • Power of Why April

    Crucial Conversations Series: The Power of Why

    Presented by Robin Crawford, Professional Life Coach and Mentor. Do you find yourself riding the treadmill of being constantly busy, everyday checking off boxes, getting some things done, not necessarily the right things that will lead you to desired destination, only to feel exhausted and depleted at the end of the day? Performing at maximum capacity and achieving goals is often the aim, but what if answering a simple question and making a few simple adjustments could shift you and your work life in a more fulfilling and meaningful direction, would you be willing to answer that question and make those adjustments? These are just a few of the topics you'll cover in this crucial conversation:

    • Biggest mistakes most students are making right now & how to avoid them
    • Key questions you should be asking right NOW
    • The difference between managing energy and managing time and much more...

    Monday April 30th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Student Center Room 261


 

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