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LSU University College to Present ‘True Colors’ Workshops October 1-3, November 19-21

08/29/2013 02:40 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU University College will host 12 interactive “True Colors” workshops on Oct. 1-3 and Nov. 19-21 in 150 Allen Hall, located next to Middleton Library.

 

“True Colors” are interactive workshops that assist in discovering natural strengths and talents, determining ideal careers and claiming paths to success. The workshops, which are based on color-coded personality types, utilize personality assessments and character traits, and apply these findings to academic/major selection for the greatest impact in career choice and future success.

 

The workshops are free and open to all LSU students, whether they are undecided students seeking to confirm their choice of major, or students simply interested in learning more about their unique strengths and talents.

 

LSU University College academic counselor and “True Colors” coordinator Erin Anthony said that since University College first started conducting the workshops three years ago, participants leave feeling as if they have been able to alleviate some of the stress related to career and major indecision by participating in these fun, creative and exploratory workshops.

 

“With the help of our academic counselors, students are often surprised to discover that they have more insight into their own skills and interests than they previously gave themselves credit for,” she said. “Our students seem to really like these guided contemplation-oriented activities.”

 

LSU Executive Director of LSU University College Paul Ivey said that “True Colors” has proven to be an effective, unassuming approach to engage students with an initial exploration of careers and college majors.

 

“It is an entertaining look at how your personality can impact this exploration,” Ivey said. “I encourage anyone who is in the early stages of career exploration to participate in this University College sponsored workshop.”

 

Students can register for the workshops with University College by phone at 225-578-6822, or by visiting University College’s offices in 150 Allen Hall.

 

“True Colors” workshop dates/times include:

• Tuesday, Oct. 1 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 3 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 19 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 21 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 

“True Colors” workshops are based on Carolyn Kalil’s book, “Follow Your True Colors to the Work You Love.”

 

Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.

 

For more information on LSU University College or the “True Colors” program, visit www.uc.lsu.edu or follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/LSU.UniversityCollege.

 

 

 

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Contact Jacquelyn Craddock
LSU University College
225-578-5342
jcraddock@lsu.edu

 

Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu