EOPS, CARE, and Next up program discuss time management skills



On Sept. 17, EOPS/CARE/Next Up Program held a workshop discussing topics such as time management. The next workshops are on Oct. 14 and Nov. 4.

The Extended Opportunity Program and Services/CARE/Next Up Program held a time management workshop on Sept. 17.
EOPS, CARE, and Next Up all are programs on campus that extend the opportunity of attending higher education to those from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The event was hosted by Cosumnes River College counselor Paolo Soriano.
The key to time management is to “manage your time to maximize goal setting,” Soriano said.
The event gave insight to participants about what exactly time management was and ways to manage time to your best ability.
Participants learned that time management is more of an art, rather than a science. As productive time management will not look the same for every person.
As one sets goals and breaks down their priorities, they begin to gain more control and become more productive with their time.
While a majority of the event was held on Zoom, and included Soriano sharing points while going through a slide, there were a few moments that gave the participants an opportunity to get involved with the conversation as well.
Soriano encouraged participants to get involved, and reminded them that the event was not a podcast.
There was a moment during the event where students took time to fill out a time survey to calculate how they spend their time throughout the day, and ultimately throughout the week.
By the end of the survey segment, the participants were able to have an idea of how much free time they had for school work or lack thereof.
There was also a moment where the participants watched a 14-minute Ted Talk titled “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” where writer, illustrator and co-founder of the blog “Wait But Why” by Tim Urban, spoke and gave insight about procrastinating.
This Ted Talk included Urban sharing stories of how his procrastination had affected his school life, how he has learned to deal with his own procrastination and how he felt everyone is potentially a procrastinator.
“We need to think about what we’re really procrastinating on, because everyone is procrastinating on something in life,” Urban said.
Soriano then continued the event with more information on dealing with time management barriers, and advising participants to “learn how to say no,” as well as being flexible and adjusting to things that are out of their control.
If you missed this workshop, EOPS/CARE/Next Up Program plan on having two more workshops on Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.