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Educational Opportunity Program


Our Enrichment Workshops offered online and in person, cover a range of topics to help you maximize your experience at Cal State LA. EOP students must attend a minimum of three Enrichment Workshops per semester. If you are experiencing academic challenges, please contact your EOP counselor.

If you attend a non-EOP workshop or activity, let us know by filling out the Enrichment Activity Attendance Form.


EOP Transfer Students Welcome

Facilitator: Veronica Carrero | Wednesday, September 7| Time: 3 – 5 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about EOP services, expectations, and on-campus resources and meet their counselor. There will be a student panel of current EOP students who will share their personal experiences as transfer students to the university. 

This event is mainly for Transfer Students.

Sign Up: Transfer Welcome

EOP Welcome Back

Facilitator: Tanya Maxwell | Thursday, September 15 | Time: 2 – 4 p.m. | Location: Greenlee Plaza 

Welcoming our EOP students back to campus. Fall 2020, 2021, and 2022 EOP freshmen cohorts are invited to come to meet and greet with the EOP staff, EOP Director, EOP Counselors, and EOP Peer Advisors. Spend a few hours mingling with other EOP students, say hi to old friends, and meet some new ones. Hear about the upcoming EOP events for the Fall and Spring semesters. Enjoy some light refreshments, play games, say hello to your EOP Counselor, and have a chance to win Golden Eagle Dollars and more.

Sign Up: Welcome Back

Growth Zone's "Building Our Brains" Workshop Series

Facilitator: Jeff Munoz & Vanessa Pacheco | Time: 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Location: BIO 241

The Building Our Brains Workshop Series aims to support EOP student development by helping students develop better learning habits and skills in and out of the classroom. From learning how to balance course load by providing effective organizational tools to understanding how motivation, i.e., the motivation cycle actually works, students will discover a variety of concepts and tools and learn how to use them to maximize their full potential as Golden Eagles. 

Sign Up: Stay Sharp

Sign Up: Tools On Tools On Tools 

Sign Up: Preventing Procrastination

Sign Up: 1st Year Learning And Thriving

Growth Zone's Study & Movie Nights

Facilitator: Jeff Munoz & Vanessa Pacheco | Time: 5 – 8 p.m. | Location: EOP Lounge\ ADM Conference Rm 4334

Growth Zone Study Nights provide a safe and welcoming space for EOP students to come to study alone or with friends. Students will have access to SI leaders who can support them in Statistics and Pre-calculus, as well as GZ Mentors who can provide on-the-spot study skills advice and mentoring.

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Sign Up: Wednesday, November 30 (Movie Night)

Sign Up: Thursday, December 1

Study Skills

Facilitator: Mary Price | Tuesday, September 20 | Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: SH 246

The workshop will examine students' current study habits. Tips on how to develop study skills will be explained. Motivational tips will be provided to maintain their focus and momentum.

Sign Up: Study Skills

EOP Students Grad Application, Dates, and Deadlines 

Facilitator: Veronica Carrero | Wednesday, September 21 | Time: 3 – 4 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the undergraduate application process, dates, and deadlines. Students will learn how to complete the application using their advising report planned on GET.

Sign Up: Grad Application, Dates, and Deadlines

Embrace The Gap

Facilitator: Gregorio Alcantar | Thursday, September 22 | Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: SH 246

Are there large gaps in-between your classes? Do not go home. Instead, come to this workshop to learn the many things you can do in college such as study, visit a professor, meet new people and so much more. You will see how embracing the gaps can help in your success at Cal State LA.

Sign Up: Embrace the Gap

College Student Etiquette

Facilitator: Daniela Pineda | Friday, September 23 | Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Location: Zoom

The College Student Etiquette Workshop provides essential life skills for a successful college transition and strategies needed to put your best foot forward when interacting and building connections with college professors, staff, and peers.

Sign Up: College Student Etiquette

What Does This Mean?  What Should I Do? Understanding University Policies and How to Best Apply Them When Needed

Facilitator: Ricardo Ramos | Friday, September 23 | Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Location: SH E184

This program introduces students to Cal State LAs' academic policies and shows them how to apply them when needed. Students will learn the withdrawal process, grade forgiveness, repeat limit exception, return from an educational leave, financial aid standards, and other policies that may be useful for their academic success.  Once the policies are introduced, students will be allowed, in groups, to review different case scenarios, and decide what policy to best apply. 

Sign Up: Understanding University Policies

Am I on the Right Track? Educational, Pre-Major, and GE Planning for Timely Graduation

Facilitator: Tanya Maxwell | Friday, September 30 | Time: 2 – 3 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Review the Lower Division General Education (GE) chart and University Graduation requirements. Learn Pre-Major (Major Specific Criteria) to declare a major. Explore Degree Planner, and Major Road Maps and participate in an educational planning activity.

Sign up: Educational, Pre-Major, and GE Planning


Wellness Workshop: Are You Ready For Midterms/Finals Mentally and Physically?

Facilitator: Ricardo Ramos| Friday, October 7 | Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Location: Zoom

This Program is a hands-on wellness workshop that teaches students how to prepare themselves mentally and physically for exams.  Students will learn what types of foods improve their cognitive skills, how to keep their body fit for exams and how to relax the mind from test anxiety.  In addition, students will learn about campus resources and quick tips on how to better prepare for exams.

Sign Up: Are You Ready For Midterms/Finals Mentally and Physically?

Goal Setting

Facilitator: Mary Price | Tuesday, October 18 | Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: SH 246

The workshop will examine students' planning and perception of creating and achieving goals. Students will have the opportunity to create goals. Students will learn tips and ways to keep their goals alive and achievable. 

Sign Up: Goal Setting

Networking 101

Facilitator: Gregorio Alcantar | Thursday, October 20 | Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: Community Room - Library North B131 

Of the many skills you will learn in college, networking is a big one. This vital skill in communication and relationship building will prepare you to meet new people and seek better opportunities not only while in college but beyond. You will learn valuable networking tips and will have an opportunity to practice them with other EOP students.

Sign Up: Networking 101

University Policies and Procedures  

Facilitator: Veronica Carrero | Thursday, October 27 | Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the university policies and procedures. EOP students will learn about services, university guidelines, expectations, and where to find on-campus resources. A special guest from the Dean of Students will be invited.

Sign Up: University Policies and Procedures


EOP Board Game Day 

Facilitator: Nikya Byrant & Ashly Lopez | Tuesday, November 15 | Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Location: Community Room - Library North B131

Have a wellness day through friendly competition with friends! Enjoy some of your childhood favorite board games and trivia! 

Sign Up: Board Game Day  

EOP Students Building Confidence when experiencing Impostor Syndrome  

Facilitator: Veronica Carrero | Tuesday, November 15 | Time: 3 – 4 p.m. | Location: SH 246

Students will have the opportunity to learn about Impostor Syndrome, students will be able to identify and recognize the signs of impostor syndrome, and students will be able to find coping mechanisms and campus resources to build confidence when experiencing it.

This event is mainly for Transfer Students.

Sign Up: Impostor Syndrome 


Build Your Brand

Facilitator: Gregorio Alcantar | Thursday, December 1 | Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: Zoom

While in college, it is important to build your brand. It begins by asking yourself - who am I?  Come learn why the answer to this question is the first block to building your college self that will set you apart and help you stand out.

Sign Up: Build Your Brand

Mindfulness Monday: Acing Finals

Facilitator: Daniela Pineda | Monday, December 5 | Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Location: Zoom

The Mindfulness Monday: Acing Finals workshop will provide a virtual space to share and practice strategies to plan, prepare, and pamper yourself (self-care) in order to alleviate exam anxiety going into finals week.  

Sign Up: Acing Finals


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal 

Facilitator: Tanya Mawell | Tuesday, January 10, 2023, | Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Review the SAP policy for Financial aid. Learn how to maintain satisfactory academic status for financial aid purposes. Review SAP Appeal instructions, and policy and receive support in developing an academic plan and SAP narrative for SAP appeal.

Sign Up: Financial Aid Appeal