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Savvy Student Newsletter:
June 2022

Academic Skills Center's

Savvy Student Newsletter

Welcome to Our New Peer Mentors! 

We wanted to take a moment to welcome our two new peer mentors!

Carnesha Ben is a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision student, and joined our Peer Mentor team in May. Her advice to Walden students is to students is to "challenge themselves by stepping out of their comfort zones and to refrain from suffering in silence. Sometimes we may be prone to withdraw and figure things out alone, limiting the chance of establishing meaningful connections with peers, staff, and faculty. It is your journey, so take advantage of all opportunities and resources that come your way. You are not alone on this incredible journey."

Shannon Gentry, a previous peer mentor and undergraduate alumna has decided to continue her journey with Walden University, pursuing a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Marriage, Family, and Couple Counseling. Welcome back to the Peer Mentor team Shannon! Her advice to Walden students is to "be kind to yourself. There will be so many times you will wonder if you have what it takes, if you’re not smart enough to understand, if you can really do this. You do. You are. You can. Schedule yourself time to disconnect and prioritize your self-care. Break up with perfection and remind yourself that you bring your best every day, and sometimes that best might look different from one day to the next!"

Upcoming Events

Self-Care & Finding Balance

Thursday, June 16, 2022
from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

With the busy summer season approaching, practicing self-care is more important than ever. During this interactive event, two Walden peer mentors will explain why taking care of yourself is essential to your success as a student and offer tips for working self-care into your hectic schedules.

Register for Self-Care

Building Collaboration Skills

Thursday, July 21, 2022
from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Collaborating with others comes with challenges—but with the right attitude and the right strategies, working with a team can be incredibly rewarding. Join us to learn more about how to get the most out of your next group project.

Register for Building Collaboration

Are you the first in your family to pursue a doctoral degree?

This module is designed to help you develop a plan for success so you can break generational barriers and reach your doctoral goals.
Being Successful as a First-Generation Doctoral Student(Module)

Assertive communication can help you set boundaries and say "no"

This module will prepare you to establish healthy boundaries, communicate your needs to others, and stick to your time management plan.
Assertive Communication (Module)

Continue Connecting with Us

This will be our last Savvy Student newsletter publication. It has been our honor to support you each month by providing upcoming events, and savvy strategies for savvy students (brought to you by Walden students like yourself). We want to stay connected! Let us know how you would like to receive updates about our services in the future. Please take our 2-question survey to share your thoughts.


Success Strategies

Whether you are looking for strategies for School-Life Balance, Self-Care, or are interested in finding new Learning Strategies and developing your reading skills, we have a variety of resources to help you succeed.


From NVivo PDFs to One-Way ANOVA APA Write-Up videos, our resources cover a wide variety of statistical topics to help you in your coursework. Visit our Statistics Home Page today!


Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an essential part of your journey; whether it is formatting in Word or creating a presentation in PowerPoint. Visit our Microsoft Office Page today!


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