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Weekly Colloquium in Cawthon

The foundation of the WIMSE LLC is the WIMSE Colloquium for first-year students,  a one credit hour course taken during the fall and spring semesters of freshman year. It is held once a week for 90 minutes, conveniently located on the first floor of Cawthon Hall! The WIMSE Director and graduate student Program Coordinator lead members in personal and professional development activities. The highlight of each semester is the opportunity to visit 3 active FSU research laboratories, across the spectrum of STEM fields. These lab visits connect first-year students with faculty and provide the opportunity to explore what research is actually like! The overall goals of Colloquium are to designed help students build skills, academically, professionally, and interpersonally, that will aid them in progressing through a successful major and ultimately career in STEM.

Fall semester topics include: stress and time management, study skills,  Group Curiosity Project, and a panel with upperclassmen WIMSE's.

Spring semester topics include: resume building, professional networking, professional dress, and panels of WIMSE graduates in STEM careers and graduate degree programs. 

BEYOND Freshman Year

The support for WIMSE students continues after students leave the living-learning community and Cawthon Hall through the WIMSE Society. The Society was created so the WIMSE Program could continue to support and build community among students beyond the freshman year. From the moment they begin their undergraduate career and through their graduation from FSU, members bond through uniquely-WIMSE offerings like the WIMSE-to-WIMSE "big little" program, Research Experience Program (REP), and the Student Activities Council (SAC). SAC is the representative and activities board for the Society and is made up of three committees that create fun and engaging social activities, service events, and community building efforts. SAC is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership and community organizational skills, and we strongly encourage WIMSE's creativity to design and facilitate their own programming. We believe WIMSE should be led by you, the student!


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