Beginning this week, the Second Year Experience (SYE) program at UWG will be promoting their FOCUS Week. FOCUS Week is designed to get students into the EXCEL Center to take the FOCUS assessment. FOCUS, a branch of the Discovery Program in EXCEL, is an online tool to help students find out more information about majors they might be interested in.

“We are trying to attract students who are undecided about their majors, thinking about changing their major or any students who is interested in major exploration,” said Katie Mosley, SYE Coordinator. “Students who use FOCUS can make better decisions concerning their plans and goals and learn how to self-manage their careers.” The FOCUS assessment is free  and available anytime in the EXCEL center.

In addition to FOCUS Week, SYE will also be holding two student workshops on scholarships and volunteering.

The first SYE workshop is the Scholarship Workshop, where students will learn how to optimize their search for scholarships and other financial aid options.

“The Scholarship Workshop will help students learn how to find outside and institutional scholarships,” said Mosley. A representative from Enrollment Services will present information about different types of scholarships, how and where to apply, and how to avoid spam.

“We will also present information about the general scholarship application for UWG and all the scholarships that are included in that one application,” said Mosley. The Scholarship Workshop will be held on Feb. 27 and 28at 6 P.M. in UCC 312.

The Volunteering Workshop in March will focus on students who are interested in getting involved in the community. Community representatives will be present to talk about their organizations and how students can volunteer. At the event, SYE and Career Services will be introducing a community service project that they will be doing as a program in the community. The Volunteering Workshop will be March 27 at 6 P.M. in UCC 312.

The SYE  is hosting additional events this semester including a number of Career Services workshops such as Job Searching, Internships and the What Not to Wear Fashion Show. They will also be hosting the Halfway to Graduation Celebration, a horseback riding event, and the Finals Breakfast later this semester.