Skilled Learner Certificate

Students who have earned a Skilled Learner Certificate:

  • Christine Adema, Wildlife, 2016-2017
  • Jorge Ambriz, History, 2015-2016
  • Dylan Ayache, Forestry, 2015-2016
  • Cheyenne Bailey, General Biology, 2017-2018
  • Jens Blum, Psychology, 2015-2016
  • Meghann Brenneman, Botany, 2016-2017
  • Victoria Bruner, Social Work and Business, 2015-2016
  • Carla Claro, Zoology, minor in Spanish, 2015-2016
  • Cheryl Conner, Library Staff, 2017-2018
  • Mildred (Milly) Correa, Graphic Design, 2015-2016
  • Blanca Drapeau, History, 2015-2016
  • Jacqueline Farrington, Anthropology and Geography, 2015-2016
  • Seth Friel, MBA, 2016-2017
  • Cathlyn Garibay, Anthropology, 2015-2016
  • Suzzy Gonzalez, Psychlogy and Wildlife, 2015-2016
  • Amy Herrera, Oceanography, 2016-2017
  • Dena Lawrence, Sociology, 2016-2017
  • Francisco J. Lopez, Anthropology, 2016-2017
  • Nicole D. Martensen, Anthropology Graduate Student, 2015-2016
  • Olivia McDowell, Zoology, 2016-2017
  • Tania Mejia, Communication, 2016-2017
  • Suneta Moua, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, 2015-2016
  • David Ontiveros, Social Work, 2016-2017
  • Zackary Payne, Religious Studies, 2015-2016
  • Christina Pintado, Wildlife Biology, 2016-2017
  • Tiffany Proa, Criminology and Justice Studies, 2015-2016
  • Adrian Romo, Kinesiology Pre-PT, 2015-2016
  • Gilbert Trejo, Geography, 2017-2018
  • Brandon Upson, Philosophy, 2016-2017
  • Christopher Villa, English (Writing Practices), 2015-2016
  • Melanie Zhao, Botany, 2017-2018

Students who have earned a Skilled Learner Specialist Certificate:

  • Wikipedia Specialist: Jorge Ambriz, 2015-2016
  • Technology Specialist: Victoria Bruner, 2015-2016
  • Research Specialist: Victoria Bruner, 2015-2016

All HSU students are eligible to earn a Skilled Learner Certificate by completing five SkillShops, one in each area below plus 2 more:

  • Personal Growth
  • Academic Growth
  • Professional Growth

When a student attends five SkillShops, they can apply to become a Skilled Learner.

Completing these workshops helps students be more successful in academic and professional pursuits and exposes them to the skills to be better researchers and lifelong learners. The calendar for upcoming SkillShops can be found here.

Student employees, ask your supervisor about paying for you to become a Skilled Learner!

Quotes from students who have participated in SkillShops:

I would (and do) recommend SkillShops to students and my professors at HSU. There is different energy in the room, that is separate from coursework/classes for units or credit. SkillShops focus on developing competencies; I would recommend them for the 60min or less time frame, and burst-like information they consistently deliver.

The skills I learned in every SkillShop category have prepared me to be ready to discover and open to enhance the tools, techniques and ideas a future position might feature in their job requirements list. Through the SkillShops, I am also able to develop my interpersonal skills and campus-wide knowledge. SkillShops could make a nice addition to my resume too.

A lot of jobs require knowledge of computer programs like Excel and familiarity with basic research skills so I feel more enlightened on these topics after taking the skillshops.

I currently have a job at the HSU Library and the skills and knowledge I learned at the workshops will better prepare me for when patrons need help with life, academics, technology, financially, etc.