Science Semana (Spanish for “week”), was ambitiously planned, and well-executed. The College of Sciences Student Success Center (COS SSC) hosted events each day, incorporating fun, food, alumni guest speakers, employer partners, and more. As a participant and COS cheerleader, I was able to take part in the various opportunities and wanted to share the COS SSC’s amazing Science Week.
Geared towards gaining presence and awareness of the many resources available to COS students, the Science Semana kicked off with a student organization fair in front of the Flawn and pumped up the excitement with exclusive shirts.
Food is always a hit with students, and between the Bean and Chisme event with Google to the three-course Etiquette Dinner, it was plentiful. COS provided treats at all their events including tacos, paletas, and spicy snacks. Hors’d’oeuvres served at the Taste of Success events attracted many, but the best part, were the successful Roadrunner Alums who shared their secrets and pertinent advice.
Googlers from Austin brought Loteria 2.0 to our students, one which represents women in careers and celebrates them. Their swag prizes were coveted, and all who attended were invited to join a listserv for future opportunities with Google. Lawn games like Jenga, and paletas to keep cool, were also a big hit during Science Semana. Great to see the COS Peer Mentors sharing all the wonderful benefits of the COS SSC.
The University Career Center partnered with the COS SSC to provide hints, tips, and good practices when attending a professional meal event. Attendees included COS students, as well as several faculty table hosts.
The COS SSC team agrees Science Semana is just what students need to get connected and stay involved at UTSA. This semester in order to accomplish this week’s achievements as well as many others, the COS SSC formed an incredible team of Peer Mentors. Speaking of the progress seen this semester by the Peer Mentors, “Our hope is the group of students achieves more and finds success through leading others,” said Daniel Ramirez-Escobedo, Director of SSC.
Photo credits to: @ACMUTSA, @success_COS @UTSACareer