The Next Step

A Seminar Series for College Men on Becoming Professionals

Getting into a great university like Notre Dame is only the beginning.  A motivated student will wonder, “What’s next?  Where am I headed?” A wise student will begin with the end in mind.

 

Your university years are the time to grow in knowledge and to prepare for your future profession.  The way you live these years will affect not only your academic and professional success, but also your ability to integrate work and life, to follow the highest ethical standards, and to serve others through your profession.

 

The Next Step is a seminar series designed to help college men become dedicated professionals who thrive in life and advance their profession as a service to persons and society.

Seminars

SATURDAY August 26, 2017
10 am – 1:30 pm

A successful and fulfilling college experience goes far beyond a high GPA. It involves developing excellent work and study habits, building deep and lasting friendships, and pursuing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities outside the classroom. The Next Step will help you:

  • Increase your efficiency and effectiveness in learning
  • Develop effective study habits
  • Reduce stress by teaching good habits of planning ahead
  • Increase free time
  • Build deep friendships with peers and professors

Michael Seelinger

Mike Seelinger, Ph.D.
Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Dunn Family Professor of Engineering
Teaching Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Craig Iffland
Assistant Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Ph.D. Candidate in Moral Theology
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Fellow
University of Notre Dame

Recent Seminars

View September 2016 Seminar

SATURDAY September 3, 2016
11 am – 1 pm

“Focus”

As with an athlete, top performance doesn’t just happen: it is created. Achieve peak performance in your studies by learning how to set the stage for your work. Get tips on training your brain to:

  • Strengthen comprehension and retention
  • Overcome distractions
  • Work more intensely
  • Defeat procrastination
  • Save time

Michael Seelinger
Michael Seelinger, Ph.D.
Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Associate Teaching Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Peter Ladwein
Peter Ladwein, J.D.
Assistant Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Associate Attorney, Parkman Law Offices
Graduate of University of Notre Dame Law School

View August 2015 Seminar

SATURDAY AUGUST 29, 2015
11 am – 1 pm

 

“Focus”

 

As with an athlete, top performance doesn’t just happen: it is created. Achieve peak performance in your studies by learning how to set the stage for your work. Get tips on training your brain to:

  • Strengthen comprehension and retention
  • Overcome distractions
  • Work more intensely
  • Defeat procrastination
  • Save time

Michael Seelinger
Michael Seelinger, Ph.D.
Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Associate Teaching Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Peter Ladwein
Peter Ladwein, J.D.
Assistant Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Associate Attorney, Parkman Law Offices
Graduate of University of Notre Dame Law School

View 2014-15 Seminars

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

 

“How To Make The Most Effective And Efficient Use Of Your Time: Study Habits For The Distracted Millennial”

 

The best students are not workaholics. They have surprisingly rich social lives and extracurricular experiences. They do not spend their college lives playing catch-up. In fact, they devote less time to study than their fellow students. They have mastered the art of studying efficiently.

 

This seminar will address the best practices for excelling in college.  Key study habits to be covered include:

  • Efficiently mastering course material
  • Effectively managing one’s time
  • Working with focus
  • Choosing the right times and places to work
  • Combating procrastination

Michael Seelinger
Michael Seelinger, Ph.D.
Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Associate Teaching Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Peter Ladwein
Peter Ladwein, J.D.
Assistant Program Director, Windmoor Study Center
Associate Attorney, Parkman Law Offices
Graduate of University of Notre Dame Law School

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2015

 

“Professionalism: Now and in the Future”

 

Does professional life begin when college ends? No. You need to be thinking about your future profession and about becoming a good professional while you are in college.  Waiting until after college is too late.  The habits and attitudes that you will bring to your future work are being formed right now during your college years.

 

This seminar will address the meaning of your future work as a professional and will provide you with some foundational ideas for discerning what your chosen profession will be.

 

 

David Gallagher
David Gallagher, Ph.D.
Former Professor of Ethics
The Catholic University of America

 

 

 

The Next Step Focus Seminar
Download the August 26, 2017 flyer

Format and Times

Saturday, August 26, 2017
from 10 AM to 1:30 PM.
Lunch will be provided.

 

Location

Windmoor Study Center
1121 N Notre Dame Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
574-232-0550

 

For More Information

Contact Mike Seelinger at info@windmoor.org