The One-Day Program empowers students to achieve success in college, careers and life. We offer adult learners opportunities to grow and develop through classroom, campus and community connections. Our collaborative learning environment facilitates academic and career support by sponsoring programs and encouraging student-led initiatives designed to meet diverse women’s needs. Students can choose from an array of organizations, networks and events that strengthen their connections and support their interests.
Below is a listing of the ways to get involved with the One-Day program:
The In Transition group is a student-created and student-led unemployment support group that meets weekly on Monday mornings. The students, along with career coaches, gather for coffee to discuss employment and job-seeking related topics. They share challenges and successes, and students who have participated have indicated that not only has it helped their career outcomes but also has enhanced their self-esteem during a tough time.
The Student Mentors is the longest-standing club of One-Day women on campus. The Mentors are experienced students who reach out and support newer and struggling students within the accelerated One-Day academic program. The Student Mentors select a President and meet once every six weeks to focus on their goals and strategies and ways they can help. They attend Orientation sessions and help ease the path for new students. They also periodically take on special service projects.
The Society for Human Resources Management is a new-formed student chapter of this prestigious human resources professional association comprised of One-Day students, graduate students, and traditional students. Meetings are focused on ways to develop and enhance careers in human resources, and sometimes feature guest speakers from area companies.
The Girls Doing Yoga club spun out of a Stress Management class due to the success a few students had in managing stress in their busy lives by doing yoga. The club meets during lunch time on some of the Saturdays during the One-Day sessions, as a way to unwind from the morning class, connect with some healthy-minded friends, and prepare for the afternoon class.
The Student Newsletter Club is a group of contributing writers to the One-Day Newsletter, published by the One-Day staff. Students who are interested in writing or editing are invited to participate, and they meet once a session to present article ideas, share thoughts on interviewing students and faculty, determine content, and schedule peer edit deadlines. Writers and editors generally rotate responsibilities, and student ideas for articles are strongly encouraged!
The Peer Tutoring Network is a relatively new group in the One-Day program. Staff assess academic resource and tutoring needs among the student body and attempt to develop capacity within the program, through sister students, to help those needing academic support. Academically strong students in needed subject areas are recommended by faculty and are asked to serve as peer tutors. This is a great opportunity to reinforce one’s own skills while helping sister students.
During the lunch break, One Day staff often organize informal Student As Leaders sessions during which students interested or involved in the session’ theme can share and learn from each other. Student As Leaders sessions this past fall have focused on themes of community service, career success, positive experiences with online learning, and mentoring.