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Many campus departments are offering virtual webinars in a variety of topics for students. Many campus departments are offering virtual webinars in a variety of topics for students.

Remaining Connected to Campus Life

Several upcoming webinars in the areas of marketing, sustainability and fitness offer students opportunities to remain connected to campus life.
By SDSU News Team

As the disruptions associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to impact the world, the San Diego State University community has taken the opportunity to develop creative virtual offerings to help students remain connected to campus life. 

Here are several upcoming webinars hosted by departments across campus that are accessible to both students and the campus community in the areas of marketing, sustainability, fitness and studying tips:

Shining a Light on Sustainability for Earth Day 

The Associated Students (A.S.) Green Love commission is hosting a virtual Green Lunchbag Series on Earth Day featuring Mandy Anhalt, director of global compliance for Sambazon, an açaí-based food and beverage company. Açaí, a grape-like fruit, is one of the fastest growing trends in the health food market and is available at a number of SDSU campus eateries.

Anhalt will discuss the importance of cultivating an ethical supply chain through labor ethics, biodiversity and waste reduction, and will explain how businesses can take accountability for their impacts on the world. Sambazon was named the world's first Fair Trade and Organic certified açaí company. Additionally, students can learn how to be more conscious consumers and what really goes into making a bowl of açaí. The event will be hosted on Zoom at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. 

A.S. Green Love promotes and creates sustainable events and educates the greater campus community on the importance of a sustainable future. This year’s past Green Lunchbag Series events have included a panel of local cleantech startups on mitigating the climate crisis, the future sustainability of the building sector and a food waste discussion with a local zero-waste business. 

Stay Connected and Healthy Through A.S. Virtual Events and Programming

The Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB) and Aztec Recreation Center (ARC), both programs of A.S., are providing virtual events and resources each weekday for SDSU students to stay engaged, learn new skills, have fun and live well. 

ASUB has created themed virtual days that include Music Monday performances presented by The Backdoor Studio, Try It Tuesdays featuring do-it-yourself projects, What’s Up Wednesday check-ins with A.S. student leaders, Tasty Tutorials on Thursdays with easy recipes to try and Fix It Fridays hosted by the Aztec Student Union facilities staff with tips on making easy repairs around the house. 

ARC programs include daily workouts and exercise tips including live yoga each Wednesday and campfire connection chats hosted by the Aztec Adventures outdoor staff each Thursday covering hiking tips and more. The other days of the week feature workouts specifically designed by ARC fitness instructors to be done from home with minimal equipment. The ARC is also hosting an esports league that will continue through summer. 

To see the weekly schedule of events and learn more about all these programs, visit the A.S. website, the Aztec Recreation website and be sure to follow @as_sdsu, @aztecunion and @aztec_recreation on Instagram for the latest information.

LinkedIn Workshop Hosted by SDSU Alumni

SDSU Alumni is hosting a  one-hour digital LinkedIn workshop for alumni, students and community members.

The workshop, facilitated by Phoenix Robbins, LinkedIn facilitator and Microsoft community development specialist, will focus on the topic of helping attendees to enhance their professional online presence by building their brand, activating their network and gaining knowledge and insights through customized feeds.

The digital workshop takes place from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 25. Following the workshop, Robbins will conduct a live question-and-answer chat with attendees from 11 a.m. to noon.

The workshop is free and open to the campus community, but registration is required.  

Career Options for Today's Job Market Seminar

SDSU Fowler College of Business marketing lecturer Steven Osinski will be hosting an online seminar on why a position in sales might be the right career move for you, especially in an uncertain job market.  

The seminar, titled “ Career Options for Today’s Job Market,” discusses myths and realities about working in sales, and how to use the experience as a stepping stone to other roles.

The seminar, open to SDSU students of all majors, takes place from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Registration is required for the event. 

College of Arts and Letters Workshop Series Highlights Preparing for Final Exams

The Finals Prep workshop, often referred to as The Finals Countdown, is part of the College of Arts and Letters Student Success Workshop Series. For the past two years, it has been offered at the end of each semester.  

This workshop covers how to prepare for final exams, including creating a study plan, text anxiety, and studying and test-taking strategies. While designed with students new to university-style testing in mind, all students are welcome to attend for a refresher and tips.

The workshop takes place Wednesday, April 29 at 1 p.m. on Zoom.