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CSD Initiates Student Steering Committee

CSD Initiates Student Steering Committee

This summer marked the creation of the Undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Student Steering Committee. The CSD Student Steering Committee is a student-run group committed to improving student success and engagement via mentoring and building a sense of community. It is the goal of this committee to create ways for all CSD students to connect and empower one another, to advocate for their needs, and to be successful during their undergraduate education at the University of South Florida. The committee is made up of eight students representing the three CSD concentrations of Language Speech & Hearing, Deaf Studies, and Interpreter Training.

Recently, the CSD Student Steering Committee hosted their first event called CSD Survival Skills Training. This was a "world café" style event where students were able to spend 15 minutes at tables where presenters shared valuable information on Test Taking and Study Strategies, Surviving Stress, Undergraduate Research, Global Issues in CSD, Grad School Applications, Professionalism, Getting Involved in the Deaf Community, and Resume Building. Lunch was provided and many students won raffle prizes provided by local businesses in our community. This event was attended by over 120 students from the CSD major and was a huge success! Follow the link for a video created by students used to advertise the event:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK68vst35i8

The CSD Student Steering Committee will continue their work this fall hosting events, such as CSD Free Movie Night, Weekly Tutoring Sessions, and Monthly Workshops, to ensure that the undergraduate students in CSD are as successful as possible in their academic career. If you are interested in more information on the Student Steering Committee please contact bcs-csdadvising@usf.edu.