Office of Student Affairs

Student Affairs & Academic Affairs In-Class Workshops

The Divisions of Student and Academic Affairs are excited to partner with faculty! We have a series of educational sessions (listed below by category) where we can come to your class. This is a collaborative effort between the Center for Identity & Inclusion, the Center for Student Engagement, Student Counseling Center, MICA Wellness and the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Megan Miller at memiller@mica.edu

Reserve Your In-Class Workshop Here

We're excited to partner with you! Click the link below to reserve your workshop(s) for your class. Please make sure to submit your reservation at least 2 weeks in advance.

Engaging in Baltimore (15 min)
Discover different initiatives and opportunities to stay plugged into the Baltimore community. 

Insert videos directly into your canvas course!  Schedule a follow-up Career Conversation with our team.  
CLICK HERE to download the Career Development Video Library

Professional Package
Staff will provide tips and tricks for assembling your professional package to make you stand out in your job search.  

Networking during COVID-19
Join Career Counselor Marsha Hammond as she discusses how to use this time for networking, researching career paths, building community around your career interests.  

Post Art School Financial Survival
Megan Miller will review key financial tips in this four part presentation including budgeting, insurance, taxes, savings, credit and student loans. 

Interviewing
Join Career Counselor Marsha Hammond as she shares tips & tricks for acing your interview, including best practices for video interviews during Covid-19. 

Job Searching During COVID-19
Join Career Counselor Marsha Hammond as she discusses 8 tips for job searching during COVID-19 

Applying to Grad School & Residencies
This presentation begins with an introduction to residencies and how to research the best fit for you. This first portion is ideal for both Graduate students and Undergrads. The second portion is an introduction to graduate school and a few reasons folks may want to pursue an MFA. 

Approaching Galleries, Self Promotion and other Fine Art Opportunities
An introduction to various types of exhibition venues and research strategies for finding fine art opportunities. Also covered is an introduction to self promotion. A great primer for Graduate students & Undergrads.

How to Find an Internship
Learn internship basics and Career Development resources to help students find opportunities. Multiple strategies are discussed with an emphasis on utilizing one’s own connections to find internships that align with personal goals and values. Geared toward undergraduates, but also helpful for graduates interested in internships.

Employer Relations Event Overview
Learn how you can connect with employers this year from employer visit days to the Internship & Career Fair.  

How to Pitch Your Ideas
Use the deconstructed “pitch deck” to craft and deliver a pitch. 

How to Document Your Work at Home
Join photographer Jill Fannon as she gives tips and tricks for documenting your work at home with your cell phone.  The video covers simple lighting conditions such as open shade, ways to block light with accessible materials and how to structure a clean background using backdrop paper, or other textural elements. The video covers where to obtain these easy to use materials, how you can use your phone to manage the exposure of your image, and how to photograph both 2-D, and 3-D works including  sheen and plexiglass.  

Voting 101 (30 min)
MICA's Voter Access Initiative will provide an overview of how to vote, provide guidance on key resources for vote by mail
 and share opportunities for civic engagement beyond the election, including ways for nonvoters to get involved. 

Civic Shorts Video Library by MICA's Voter Access Initiative (click on the links below):

Civic Engagement and YouJenny De La Cruz (she/her), Illustration'22/MAT'23, informs us about the civic engagement opportunities available at MICA.

Why and How to Vote - Celeste Tooth (she/they), Illustration/Gender Studies, tells us why it is important to vote and how to vote in U.S. elections when you are on MICA's college campus.

Civic Engagement for International Students at MICA - Listen to Jia Le Ling, a Singaporean interdisciplinary sculpture major at the Maryland Institute College of Art, talk about his experience doing civic engagement as an international student.

During these workshops the use of certain language, scenarios, and situations might trigger participants. Because our discussions are meant to name, own and interrupt conditions of oppression and invisibility, we use terms and scenarios in certain situations that are sensitive to some. Please use this as general guide to determine comfort levels: 
L  -  Low
M - Medium
H -  High

Foundations of Anti-Racism (45 min, L)
Talking about race and racism can be a hard conversation to have. Start here! This is a safe and judgement free zone where you will learn history, vocabulary, solutions and actionable next steps, as well as be encouraged to ask questions.

This is Me: Identity (60 min, L)
This workshop opens dialogue on personal and social identity, as well as how identities are formed and how they shape our lived experiences

Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions (60-90 min, M/H)
Microaggressions occur as the result of implicit bias and can be interpreted as commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental insults, whether unintentional or intentional, that demean or insult others. Implicit bias is learned through the process of socialization, the same system that confers power and privilege on individuals according to their social identity group. This interactive session introduces the concept of implicit bias: what it is, why it happens, and how it affects our interactions with others.

Community Building Workshop (45 min)
We can come to your next class or meeting to do some community building activities so folks can build or further develop their relationships. Connections before content!

The Beauty of Questions (45 min)
This discussion covers why questions can be so powerful, how to ask questions that build relationships, and how asking questions instead of advising can be a tool for leaders that create a healthy work environment. 

True Colors Personality Workshop (45 min)
What are your natural ways of operating/thinking/making decisions? This session will cover different personality styles to better understand yourself and things to consider when working with others.

 

Tame Your Inner Critic (30 min)
Learn how to change your relationship with your inner critic so that it can work with rather than against you
We all have an inner critic, we often assume our critic's job is to keep us motivated. However, while that may be true for some, for many of us it does just the opposite and actually keeps us stuck instead. This workshop will help you recognize that critic, determine if it's being helpful and if it's not, how to work with it in a productive way.

Self Care Wellness & Tips (20-30 min)
This workshop focuses on encouraging students to incorporate general wellness tips into their everyday lives.  The SCC and Wellness programs use the Wellness Wheel as a model, looking at emotional, occupational, social, intellectual, spiritual, sexual, environmental and physical wellness.

Keep on Breathing (30 min)
Tips to use your breath to improve your overall well-being. We all breathe, so why is this important? Breathwork can help our stress level and our overall well being. When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to handle the stressors of school, relationships, etc. 

The Connection Between Perfectionism & Procrastination (30 min)
Discuss these common experiences and determine how to better manage them. We often think procrastination is just us being lazy. In reality, it's usually not.  Often, it has to do with perfectionism and anxiety. Learn tools to address both perfectionism and procrastination, both of which can be detrimental to our mental well being and school performance.

Got Anger? How to Better Understand and Channel This Emotion (30 min)
Anger has a bad reputation. Often we're taught unhealthy lessons about anger growing up, so we don't learn how to manage this emotion. However, not addressing anger in a healthy way has long-term negative impacts. Learn tools and techniques to deal with anger in a healthier way.

Stretch Break 1: Upper Body (20 min)
Practicing can be physically demanding whether it be hovering over a potter's wheel, perfecting a painting for hours at a time, or anything in between.  This workshop focuses on stretches and wellness tips that can be incorporated into everyday life to encourage longevity in practicing art. As well as to prevent back pain and long term injury. Stretches will target neck, hands, upper back and shoulders.

Stretch Break 2: Lower Body (20 min)
Practicing can be physically demanding whether it be hovering over a potter's wheel, perfecting a painting for hours at a time, or anything in between. This workshop focuses on stretches and wellness tips that can be incorporated into everyday life to encourage longevity in practicing art. As well as prevent pain and long term injury. Stretches will target lower back and legs with a focus on the IT band.