Engineering Success Workshops


The ESSC Team is now offering Success Workshops to support engineering students. See below for descriptions of workshops we have offered. Note that some workshops may not be offered this semester.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, we encourage (not require) you to sign up. Have an idea for a workshop you would like to see the ESSC host? Send us a suggestion!


These workshops are one on one workshops to help you use the MyPlanner tool to carve out your own unique path to graduation. The MyPlanner tool for undergraduate students enables you to map your entire academic path to graduation. Requirements for the major, minor (if applicable), and general education are displayed in a recommended sequence using information from individual student record. It even recognizes the courses that have already been completed at SJSU, test credit, transfer credit, course substitutions, and prerequisites to recommend an education plan designed specifically for each student. To sign up for the MyPlanner workshops, use the following links:


Sign up for any of the workshops below using this Google Form. 

Engineering Major Probation

If you have received an email that you are on Major Probation, part of the requirements for lifting the registration hold is to attend a major probation workshop. 
For University Probation, see AARS.

Time Management

This workshop session presents various methods of time management to maintain a healthy educational balance. At the CoE, most students feel overwhelmed by the amount of work throughout their academic careers. There are multiple resolutions to tackle these issues by practicing time management skills and interacting and organizing priorities. Learn tips on the best ways to organize your class work and managed your time wisely.

Engineering 101

This workshop will give you tips on what you need to do in order to be a successful College of Engineering student at SJSU. Learn about the requirements that you need to meet every semester, what to expect from your classes and how to best prepare for them, and gain knowledge of the type of clubs/organizations the CoE provides. Recommended for all students.

Engineering Declassified

This workshop will introduce you to a student mentor who can give you a student perspective as well as introduce you to the CoE student organizations,
how to get involved, and were to start looking for new opportunities.

  • Topic in this area include: Mentorship, how to get involved in the College of Engineering, what courses require more time in your major, how to be successful in Engineering.

Elevator Pitch

This workshop will help you assemble your own elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a 30 to 60 second concise introduction about yourself. This is a helpful tool when attending a networking event because you have the opportunity to show yourself off. Come learn about how to create one as well as preview some examples for your future reference.

Transferrable Skills

Learn how to identify your skills and abilities gained from classes and projects and how to market yourself in industry! Receive tips on what transferable skills are most desired by employers. Recommended for all students.

Summer Career Prep

Want to know what thing recruiters look at when they see your LinkedIn. Come by and learn the tricks and tips can make your LinkedIn stand out. Come and meet with a career coach form the Career Center. Topics Include: Summary Description, how to add courses, how to select a photo. 

Sign up for any of the workshops above using this Google Form. (Except for MyPlanner)