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Bobcats Beyond the Classroom is available to all Georgia College & State University undergraduate students and is comprised of 10 categories focused on helping students develop and articulate essential life and workplace skills needed to be successful personally, academically, and professionally. 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Learning Objective: Students will build interpersonal, management, and conflict resolution skills along with how to motivate others to reach a common goal.

Examples: 

  • Officer position in a club and/or organization
  • Community Assistant position
CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Learning Objective: Students will clarify their values, interests, and strengths; articulate their transferable, liberal arts and work-related skills, and identify and research a wide variety of career fields and opportunities.

Examples: 

  • Participate in an Internship
  • Career Fair Attendance
INTERCULTURAL AND GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

Learning Objective: Students will participate in activities or experiences that aid them in becoming informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences and seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities.

Examples: 

  • Study Abroad
  • Times Talk
COMMUNICATION SKILLS (WRITTEN AND VERBAL)

Learning Objective: Students will demonstrate effective communication through a variety of contexts and modes.

Examples: 

  • Publishing article or research
  • Communication focused workshop
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Learning Objective: Students will raise their awareness about the mental health continuum, resources available on campus and virtually, reduce stigma associated with mental illness, promote help seeking behaviors and emotional well-being practices through individual education and outreach events.

Examples: 

  • "Resilience" program series
  • Complete Kognito
PHYSICAL HEALTH, FITNESS AND WELLNESS

Learning Outcome: Students will learn the value of nutrition, healthy sleep patterns and behaviors, and physical activity for physical, emotional, and mental health.

Examples: 

  • Exercise is Medicine
  • Intramurals
FINANCIAL LITERACY

Learning Objective: Students will recognize the importance of one's financial situation and how it impacts their future (i.e. post-graduation), understand the fundamentals of a budget, including income, expenses, and savings., and be introduced to the implications of credit.

Examples: 

  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Financial Planning/ Budgeting Workshop
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Learning Objective: Student will participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.

Examples: 

  • Anti-Hazing Education
  • GC Gives Day and Community Service
APPRECIATION OF THE ARTS

Learning Objective: Students will engage or observe a variety of art forms

Examples: 

  • Attend theater, concert, or other fine or performing arts program
  • Visit an art exhibition
BOBCAT PRIDE/CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

Learning Objective: Students will take part in activities that increase their engagement with the GCSU community and school spirit.

Examples: 

  • Attend athletic events or social programming
  • Participate in a RSO