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 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 Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Barbelin 265. 2020 Rebound Workshop Schedule January 30th: 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 6th: 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 13th: 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 20th: 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 27th: 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 representative 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. In 2020, the average spring GPA of Rebound Program completers was 2.52 (up from 1.71 in the fall). Since Spring 2012, Rebound Program completers, on average, saw an overall increase of 0.65 in their fall to spring GPA. 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 “I liked that the Rebound Program gave me the opportunity to keep my scholarship while being understanding of the changes and situations I went through first semester” -Participant/ Class of 2022 “I enjoyed how there were different topics each week and it related to our real lives.”-Participant/ Class of 2023 “The Rebound Program was so helpful and amazing, I loved the tips that they gave us and the Strengths Finder” -Participant/ Class of 2022 “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 "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."-Participant/Class of 2023 "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 2022 For any questions or concerns regarding the Rebound Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.