To Thrive or Not to Thrive: Work/Academic Stress and Resiliency Workshop

by UHS Health Promotion Office

Virtual Event Wellness Workshop

Fri, Mar 17, 2023

12 PM – 1:15 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The necessity of working while in college is a reality for most college students. A majority of working college students log 15 to 35 hours per week, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. These same workers may endure high levels of work-related and academic stress simultaneously. These strains are associated with negative health consequences, short and long-term. This workshop aims to address work/academic stress and is designed to empower college students to seek solutions that mitigate stress and maximize skills leading to resiliency. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify how work-related/academic stress impacts your life.
2. Identify stress resilience skills/coping strategies. Begin to construct your resilience portfolio.


Kristen Chalmers has been a licensed social worker for more than two decades. She spent 11 years teaching in higher education and has worked in Occupational Health at the University of Rochester (U of R) for 8 years. Her position includes micro social work, providing supportive counseling to individual patients, as well as mezzo/macro social work, where she delivers occupational health education. Kristen is passionate about occupational health and wellness and is an active member of the NY State PARSE Coalition (Preventing Addiction and Supporting Recovery in Employment). In addition to her work at the U of R, Kristen works part-time at a small group psychotherapy practice where she provides individual counseling and EAP services. When she is not working, Kristen loves spending time her husband, their six children, and their two Labrador Retrievers.

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