Laker Life Briefs 1/18

Jacob DeWeerd, Laker Life Editor

Learn time management skills from SASC

The Student Academic Success Center is hosting a workshop on time management on Tuesday Jan. 18. The workshop, which will run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., will cover time management strategies and how they can continue to academic success. This event is interactive, so attendees are urged to bring their schedules and other resources they use to manage their time. Students can RSVP here.

Cook Leadership Academy holding virtual info session

On Tuesday Jan. 18, the Cook Leadership Academy (CLA) is holding an information session on what the organization is all about. CLA urges students looking to develop their leadership skills to attend. The organization is open to students of all majors, and members will receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the GVSU community. Membership candidates must have high academic achievement, be involved in the campus community and show dedication to public good and a passion to lead. Students can RSVP to the virtual info session here, and applications to the organization are open until Feb. 28.

Discover the three B’s of alcohol use

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Office is back with the latest installment of their 3 B’s (Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Responsible) presentation series. The series is focused on myths surrounding substance abuse and educating students on how to stay safe around these substances GVSU. This week’s presentation will cover alcohol usage, including drinking culture, safe drinking techniques, and demystifying myths about alcohol. Students can RSVP on LakerLink.

Get informal consulting with mental health counselors

The University Counseling Center is hosting free “Let’s Talk” mental health and wellbeing consultations for currently-enrolled GVSU students on Wednesday Jan. 19. These consultations are great options for students who’re new to counseling or may not need formal counseling, but still stand to benefit from one-on-one support. Let’s Talk sessions are hosted biweekly throughout the semester. Students with more urgent concerns or mental health emergencies should refer to the University Counseling Center’s Emergency Services page.

Get trained on the basics of importing

The Van Andel Global Trade Center is offering a full-day training session that will provide attendees a detailed understanding of how to import goods. The event is open to GVSU alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the broader community. Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Understanding Import Transaction Structures
  • History of Customs & Mod Act
  • Record-Keeping Requirements
  • Duty Drawback & Foreign-Trade Zones

Non-members will have to pay $395 for admission, while members will pay $235. Seats are limited, and registration can be found here.