Rebound Program Overview During the Spring semester, the Rebound Program at Saint Joseph’s University assists first year students and transfer students who earned less than a 2.0 GPA during the Fall semester to get back on track academically. The goal of the program is to provide resources for students throughout the Spring semester to promote academic success. A series of group workshops along with individual mentor sessions will provide tips and strategies for students to effectively navigate collegiate coursework. Goals of the Rebound Program Identification and acknowledgment of your barriers to success Improved organization, time management, and priority setting Better understanding of your personal and academic strengths and challenges Strategies for being prepared for class, exams and research Stronger connections with the support services available to you Exploration of career aptitude Resulting in improved grades Rebound Workshop Series All Rebound Workshops are held on Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Barbelin 265. 2019 Rebound Workshop Schedule January 31st: Getting Organized for the Semester This session will focus on improving time management, priority setting, and developing a plan for reaching your academic goals. An overview of the free tutoring opportunities and supplemental instruction programs will be discussed. February 7th: StrengthsFinder After taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment, this interactive session will help you learn your top 5 strengths, and how they can apply to your learning style, how you work in a team, and your overall approach to life. February 14th: Building Resilience Have you ever wondered why some people stumble when faced with problems and setbacks, while others thrive? Researchers increasingly point to resilience -- the ability to effectively cope with challenges. This interactive session will help you develop concrete and personalized strategies for improving your own resilience. February 21st: Effective Note Taking & Study Skills Learning how to effectively organize and integrate new information is as important as how much time you spend studying. This workshop will present active study techniques so that you can maximize the use of your class notes and time spent studying. This session will also help you identify what is getting in your way of success! February 28th: Motivation and Procrastination Motivation is the key to being a successful student. Understanding how motivation can be developed and what you can do when it's absent is vital towards curbing procrastination and becoming more productive. This workshop will help you evaluate your drive to succeed and provide tips for increasing it as you continue your college career. March 21st: Planning Ahead Learn how to register for summer classes (both at SJU and elsewhere) while also discussing registration for the next fall semester. In addition, a representative will talk about study abroad options at SJU. March 28th: Career Interests and Goals Explore your career aptitude and professional aspirations. Does your major align with your eventual career goals? The activities during this session were selected to help you plan for the future. Facts and Figures On average, 89% of Rebound Program completers retain to their sophomore year. In 2018, 42 students joined the Rebound Program. Since Spring 2012, Rebound Program completers, on average, saw an overall change in their fall to spring GPA ranging from .46 to .77 Register for the Rebound Program Testimonials "Getting the mailing letter home after the first semester was really the wake-up call I needed to realize that I was not reaching my full potential. The Rebound Program helped me cut down on bad habits and increase good ones."-Participant/ Class of 2019 “The program helps students “rebound”academically in a constructive and helpful manner without causing too much stress.” -Participant/ Class of 2019 “Rebound definitely helped me get back on my feet after a rough first semester. My mentor really cared about my academic success and I could see everyone else in the program made it their goal to get every student back on the right track.”-Participant/ Class of 2019 “My mentor helped me out so much this semester. It was nice to have someone to go to about anything. I owe her big time!”-Participant/ Class of 2019 “I recommend the Rebound Program because it gives you an opportunity to bounce back from whatever happened last semester, no matter what it was.” -Participant/Class of 2021 “The Rebound Program helped me understand my own struggles I was facing in my classes and helped me figure out my strengths when studying or getting ready for tests and quizzes.” -Participant/Class of 2021 "It was very helpful and allowed me a weekly reminder to stay on a good path."-Participant/Class of 2020 "I liked how I actually learned something every Thursday that could help me in my day to day academic life. I also liked meeting with a mentor to go over grades and study skills. It is nice to have someone to talk about that with, besides my academic advisor.”-Participant/ Class of 2021 For any questions or concerns regarding the Rebound Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.