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ARCHES presents workshops targeted toward student success, such as time management, study skills, career planning, graduate school planning, financial planning and financial aid.  ARCHES also works in collaboration with other university programs to provide workshops each semester on financial literacy and self-care.

All events are one hour.  Sign Up on MyBar
(links included in each workshop)
Note:  All events will be held virtually unless otherwise indicated.

ARCHES Spring 2024 Workshops

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Financial Aid Review & Updates on the FAFSA Simplification

Presenter:  RAMP & EOP

Thursday, 2/13/2024 from 12pm-1pm

This workshop will review the financial aid process at Cal Poly Pomona, common errors, and changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA/CADAA Renewal.

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Exploring Scholarships & Writing Winning Essays

Presenter:    RAMP

Thursday, 2/22/2024 @ 12pm-1pm

Need help paying for college? Want an alternative to student loans? Come learn about the many scholarship opportunities available, including the Bronco Scholarship Application. In this workshop, we will explore the Bronco Scholarship Portal, review the scholarship essay writing process, provide helpful tips to write competitive scholarship essays, and highlight campus writing assistance resources.

TRiO Day

Presenter: ARCHES, RAMP, McNair, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, and Educational Talent Search

Saturday, 2/24 @ 10am-1pm

Come meet other TRIO participants and learn more about what TRIO is.

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Applying to Graduate School 101

Presenter:  ARCHES Staff

Thursday, 3/07/2024 @ 12pm-1pm

Join us to learn about the graduate school process and the many resource available to help guide you. Whether you have started to explore graduate school or are still unsure, this workshop will help!

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Understanding Your Credit Score

Presenter:  Schools First FCU

Tuesday, 3/12/2024 @ 6pm-7pm

Now is the time to establish and build credit for your future. Wise use of credit can take you to the front door of your first home. Just a few mistakes can make your goals harder (and more expensive) to reach! This session will introduce the basic building blocks of successful credit management: what your FICO score means, how it is determined, and how your behavior can make it go up or down.


Spring Fever Celebration

Presenter:  ARCHES

Friday, 3/15/2024 @ 1pm-2pm

Paint wooden Spring decorations and meet/interact with other ARCHES students and student assistants. We will have a raffle, snacks, and drinks.

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Investing and Making Major Purchases

Presenter:  Schools First FCU

Wednesday, 3/27/2024 @ 12pm-1pm

Learn how to shape your financial future and important strategies when making your first major purchase like a car or home.

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Prepare Now for Your Future Career

Presenters:  ARCHES & RAMP

Thursday, 4/25/2024 @ 12pm-1pm

What can you do now to prepare for your future career? This workshop will provide tips for developing and investing in yourself while in college.

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