Rebound Program Overview Expand 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 or less than 12 credits 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 Expand All Rebound Workshops are held on Fridays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Zoom. 2021 Rebound Workshop Schedule February 5th: Getting Organized for the Semester Managing your time, priority setting, and developing a plan for reaching your academic goals will be key to a successful spring semester. We will explore how you can make the most of your time and energy this term. February 12th: 6 Study Strategies of Successful SJU Students This wide-ranging workshop covers all aspects of studying -- when, where, what, how, and why. As part of this interactive session, you will evaluate your current study system and will generate specific, individualized ways to strengthen your approach. February 19th: Building Resilience Resilience is defined as: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties / the ability of a substance to spring back into shape. We will explore ways to cope with the challenges that come with college life and develop strategies for building resilience. March 5th: Self-Care In the busyness of the semester, co-curricular expectations and the added stress of doing all of this during a global pandemic - it is easy to struggle finding the time to take care of yourself. During this session, we will identify what exactly are your self-care needs and how you can find the time to fulfill them. We will set some intentional self-care goals that will help you adapt to opportunities and challenges you may face, building resilience along the way! March 12th: 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 19th: Planning Ahead - Summer courses and Study Abroad Learn how to register for summer classes (both at SJU and elsewhere) while also discussing registration for the next fall semester. In addition, a member of the Center for International Programs will talk about study abroad options at SJU. March 26th: 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 Expand On average, 88% of Rebound Program completers retain to their sophomore year at SJU (compared to 55% of those students who qualify for the program but choose not to participate). In spring 2020, the average GPA of Rebound Program completers was 2.52 (up from 1.71 in fall 2019). Since 2012, Rebound Program completers, on average, have seen an overall increase of 0.65 in their fall to spring GPA. Register for the Rebound Program Testimonials from recent Rebound participants "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." “I liked that the Rebound Program gave me the opportunity to keep my scholarship whilebeing understanding of the changes and situations I went through first semester.” “I enjoyed how there were different topics each week and it related to our real lives.” “The Rebound Program gave me a chance to get back on track after a difficult first semester." “I recommend the Rebound Program because it gives you an opportunity to bounce back from whatever happened last semester, no matter what it was.” “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.” "The Rebound Program shows how people care about you from the transition to college from high school and how many other people are affected by it as well. It also makes you realize that you can make yourself better if you put some effort in." "I enjoyed meeting with my mentor throughout the semester and having another support person to go to with questions." For any questions or concerns regarding the Rebound Program, contact email@example.com.