Thrive Event Series

Don't Just Survive... Thrive!

Attending a college or university will lead to a career in which you can succeed and love what you do. But school is so much more than sitting in class and listening to lectures! The Thrive Event Series offers opportunities to College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) students for skill building in academic, professional, and personal development. Here you will find free events and workshops from a variety of CNSM and campus services.

For questions about the Thrive Event Series, please contact Sonia Santos (

Spring 2023 Schedule

All events will be hosted via Zoom.

Student/Alumni Research Panel (Virtual)

Thursday, January 26. 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Are you interested in participating in research as an undergraduate? Do you want to learn more about campus labs, research benefits, and how to get started? Join us to hear from current students and CSULB Alumni about their research journey.

Register for 1/26 Event

CNSM Research Programs Info Session

Wednesday, February 1. 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Are you interested in research but don't know where to get started? Join us for a research programs information session. You will learn about Various on-campus research opportunities, hear about the benefits from program representatives and current undergraduate researchers.

Register for 2/1 Event

Success Strategies: Get Ready for Active Learning

Thursday, February 2. 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Are you struggling to retain information when studying? This workshop is designed to help students understand the difference between active and passive learning. We will look at how the brain retains information when learning, tips to boost retention when studying, how to get active with learning styles, and how to apply what you learned in a study session to practice and improve recall.

Register for 2/2 Event

Will they find out I don't belong here?

Wednesday, February 8. 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Imposter Syndrome is a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. This workshop will focus on helping you overcome your own Imposter Syndrome in your career and job goals.

Register for 2/8 Event

How to Apply to Graduate School 101

Wednesday, February 15. 3:30pm-4:30pm.

This workshop covers the important steps of preparing for and applying to graduate school. This session is ideal for students wanting to learn about how to apply to masters, credential, and doctoral programs.

Register for 2/15 Event

Like a Boss: Women in Science and Math Panel

Thursday, February 23. 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Come meet a panel of successful professionals from the fields of science and mathematics. They will provide insight on how their majors helped them to make an impact in their dynamic industries. You can expect the panel discussion to be about their experience as an undergraduate/graduate student; share their career path; and their overall experience in the professional world.

Register for 2/23 Event

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, please contact the CNSM Academic Advising Center at 48 hours prior to the event. Please indicate in email subject, Accommodation for Thrive Series. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Education Institution.