Graduate and professional student resource fair and well-being symposium
February 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Union Great Hall
Meet representatives, collect resources, and learn strategies from 37+ on- and off-campus organizations with a focus on students' academic performance, professional development, and social and personal well-being. Well-being workshops will also be offered. Join for a grab-and-go lunch and enter a drawing for a grab bag of items. Registration is not required.
The inaugural resource fair and well-being symposium is a joint effort among The Graduate School and its Diversity and Student Success program, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and Student Wellness. It is open to all graduate and professional students at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Thursday, February 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The resource fair will be open during the entire 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. timeframe in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Great Hall.
All workshops will be held at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, rooms 3206A/B, 3205 and 3209. Each 30-minute workshop will be offered twice, first at 11:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
Dimensions of wellness
Room 3205, 30-minutes, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Graduate and professional students face several stressors in their daily life. Many of these stressors are related to an area of the dimensions of well-being (intellectual, environmental, physical, spiritual, career, financial, emotional, and social). Being able to balance all eight dimensions can be overwhelming, but in this session, presenters break down each dimension and elaborate what healthy and unhealthy wellness looks like in these areas. Students will leave the session with a new toolbox to recognize how different areas of wellness are all connected and how to establish healthy habits to be able to create an equilibrium of wellness that is best suited for their lifestyle.
Room 3209, 30-minutes, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will discuss healthy habits for graduate and professional students to consider. During the session, students will learn how to create SMART goals for these new habits to be more realistic in their daily lives. This workshop will offer some healthy habit tips on time management, self-efficacy, work-life balance, and preparation for post-graduate life. To maintain habits, creating boundaries is a great way for your goals to be realistic and obtainable. The session will discuss the advantages of setting healthy boundaries and how they will impact your life.
Desk Friendly Stretches for Your Entire Back
Room 3206, 30-minutes, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Sitting is often a major contributor to back pain. When you’re focused on a task and working at a computer, you might tend to hunch over and put pressure on your lower back. While it’s important to get up and walk around about once an hour to get your heart rate going, it can also be helpful to get a little stretching in! In this session, you’ll learn how to conduct a daily stretch session at your desk. Hosted by Campus Recreation.