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Student Support Services (SSS), a TRIO federal grant program, aims to increase college retention, graduation rates, and career options for first-generation college students, those from low-income families, the physically challenged, and students with learning disabilities.

The SSS program has three major components; academic support, personal counseling and out of class learning activities. SSS is committed to assisting students in making a successful transition when transferring from our Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus to University Park or other Penn State locations. The Student Support Services program enjoys collaborating with other academic units and student organizations to fulfill its mission.

Spring Events

Event Description Event Date/Location
Mandatory Meeting
This meeting is for all SSS Students. 
Thurs., Jan. 16th
Study Skills*
Learn how to develop and enhance your note taking skills.  Gain pointers on the best way to study and prepare before the test.
Fri., Jan. 17th
Essay Writing*
If you dread seeing essays on your exams, this workshop is for you.
Tues., Jan. 21st
Navigating a Job Fair
Meet faculty and staff and join us for some good food, door prizes, and possibly receive a Legacy Award.
Thurs., Jan. 23rd
Financial Literacy
Learn tips for managing your finances.
Wed., Jan. 29th

Event Description Event Date/Location
Entrance to Major
This workshop for sophomores deals with navigating the ETM process.
Tues., Feb. 4th
Noon-SSS Murphy Center
All students need to file an application for financial aid. Attend this workshop for pointers.
Mon., Feb. 10th
Procrastination/Memory Skills*
Come discover the down side of putting off until tomorrow what you can do today! Also, learn methods to sharpen your memory skills.
Thurs., Feb. 13th
Math Matters*
Join in the fun as Mr. Carter leads teams of students in a friendly math competition.
Tues., Feb. 18th
Job Search
Is an opportunity for students to develop their career planning and job search skills.
Wed., Feb. 19th
Résumé Writing  
Learn tips to write an effective résumé that will generate results.
Thurs., Feb. 27th

Event Description Event Date/Location
Listening Skills/Ice Cream Social* 
Learn the importance of hearing and understanding what an individual is saying to you.
Tues., Mar. 4th
Graduate School 101
This workshop will offer insight into and suggestions for applying to graduate school to help make this a less daunting process.
Thurs., Mar. 6th
Financial Literacy
Get tips to help you budget your money.
Thurs., Mar. 20th
Career Panel
What Can I Do With A Major in Business?  Learn about the varying career paths open to you with a degree in business. A panel of PSU WB faculty and SSS graduates will share their insights!
Interview Skills
Your résumé got you in the door, now learn how to sell yourself in an interview.
Thurs., Mar. 27th

Event Description Event Date/Location
Transitioning to University Park
Helpful things you need to know before you make your move.
Wed., Apr. 9th
White Elephant
Be sure to get involved with this opportunity to raise money for our Legacy Award.
Tues., Apr. 15th
Noon-Student Commons
Applying to Graduate School
How to find the post-graduate program that fits you the best.
Thurs., Apr. 17th
Finals Prep*
There's is no reason to panic. This workshop will reinforce study skills that will get you through finals with ease.
Wed., Apr. 23rd
Year End Celebration
Recognition Dinner for SSS Members to celebrate their achievement with SSS Friends!  A guest speaker will also be in attendance.

* Academic Workshop



Murphy Center 109

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Phone: 570.675.9112

Mailing Address:
Student Support Svcs.
PSU Wilkes-Barre
P.O. Box PSU
Lehman, PA 18627