What are workshops?

Workshops are held throughout the semester and cover a variety of subjects, going in-depth to help students succeed in their new academic, cultural, professional, and social surroundings.

Summer 2024 Workshops

Date Time Location Teams link
Refining your resume Thursday, May 16 2-2:45pm ET Online Click here to join the meeting.
Getting off to a running start: English sports idioms Tuesday, May 21 4-4:45pm ET RI 160
Intercultural communication for teamwork: Case study development and analysis Thursday, June 13 3-4:45pm ET RI 160
Homesickness for international students Tuesday, June 25 2-2:45pm ET Online Click here to join the meeting.
Small talk for international students Tuesday, July 9 2-2:45pm ET TBD
Whose voice is that? Determining appropriate GenAI use in professional communications Wednesday, August 7 11-11:45am ET Online Click here to join the meeting.
Making sense of stories: Journey into qualitative data analysis TBD TBD TBD

Workshop Descriptions

Refining your resume Are you looking for a job or co-op this summer? In this workshop, you can review how to write or refresh a US-style resume. Samples of resumes from a variety of fields will be provided. Presented by International Tutoring Center tutor Jimmy Liu.
Getting off to a running start: English sports idioms What’s a “ball park figure”? What does it mean to “call the shots”? When have you had to “throw in the towel”? In this interactive workshop, participants will enhance their English vocabulary through an overview of sports idioms. Presented by International Tutoring Center tutor Robert Davis.
Intercultural communication for teamwork: Case study development and analysis Participants in this workshop will use GenAI tools to develop case studies for academic and professional contexts. We will then work together to analyze the output for relevance and bias. Last but not least, we’ll discuss the cases. Please bring a laptop to the workshop. Presented by Patty Goodman Hayward, EdD., Associate Teaching Professor in Digital Media Communications and Corporate and Organization Communication, and Lucy Bunning, PhD., Associate Teaching Professor in NU Global.
Homesickness for international students Feeling homesick is a common experience that many people face, especially international students, when they leave their beloved families behind for college or extended journeys. Adapting to a new environment, unfamiliar schedules, academic demands, language barriers, a sense of isolation, and missing loved ones can amplify these feelings. The objective of this workshop is to assist international students in identifying these typical triggers and developing strategies to cope with their homesickness. Presented by International Tutoring Center tutor Yarui Chen.
Small talk for international students Small talk is important not only in daily life but during the job search process. In this interactive workshop, participants will hone their small talk skills through engaging questions and role play. Presented by International Tutoring Center tutor Sue Brody.
Whose voice is that? Determining appropriate Gen AI use in professional communications How much AI use is too much? In this workshop, students become the professors to determine appropriate uses of generative AI in professional communications. Participants will evaluate the voice and style of real-life language samples and reflect on the impact that AI use can have on academic and professional relationships. Presented by NU Global faculty Ilka Kostka, PhD, and Rachel Toncelli, EdD.
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Questions? Email Global Student Success at [email protected]. (Office hours: Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm ET)