​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oiler Success Card 2019-2020

Whether you are participating in the Oiler Success Card program for one of your classes (like your first-year seminar) or doing it on your own, everything you need to know is here for completing your 5 card stars, earning a chance for great prizes, and building your skills for success at Findlay. 

​How do I get an Oiler Success Card?

Cards are being distributed in many of the First-Year Seminars during the first two weeks of classes. Cards will also be available in the Buford Center (1222 N. Cory Street), Academic Support Center (Old Main, ground floor), and the Oiler Success Center (122 Old Main, first floor) from August 16 through September 30, 2019.  Replacement cards are available if you lose yours.

How do I collect Oiler Success card stars?​

From August 18 through October 30 complete 5 stars on your Oiler Success Card by attending events and activities offered by the Oiler Success Card sponsoring offices. All of the activities will help you to build the skills you need to make this year a success and take your first steps to reach your goals at Findlay.

The five​ stars can be earned by participating in designated 'Success Card' programs sponsored by the following areas. 

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Support Center
  • Accommodation and Inclusion
  • Career Planning
  • Intercultural Student Services​
  • International Education
  • Oiler Success Center/Starfish
  • Service and  Community Engagement

You must have your Oiler Success Card with you to validate a star for completing an activity. Always bring your Oiler Success Card!

Take your card to your classes. If a Success Star Sponsor is presenting in one of your classes, you may be able to earn a star.

CARD TIP: Every time you earn a success star, mark the date or event name on your card and take a picture of your card. If you lose your card, the Oiler Success Center in Old Main can replace it.

INVALID STAR ALERT: If you received your Oiler Success Card and a heart-shaped card punch at the 'Strategies for College Success' workshop offered by Jackie Stephenson Sunday, August 19, during Orientation weekend, that is the only valid workshop star from that weekend. Stars initialed at the ITS, Jobs, and other workshops that afternoon are not valid and will not be accepted toward completion of the 5 stars for the Oiler Success Card. 

Academic Advising

You may earn up to 2  success stars from the Academic Advising area.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY  POLICY TRAINING - You may earn 1 success star when you bring your completion certificate for the online academic integrity training to the Oiler Success Center (Old Main, first floor, 122).

DEGREE AUDIT OR FOUR YEAR CLASS PLAN - You may earn 1 success star for a degree audit review OR 4-year class plan.

To receive a success star for this area, schedule an appointment with your advisor to review your graduation requirements and bring a printed copy of your Degree Audit to the meeting.  After you review your degree audit, ask your advisor to sign and date it. Bring your Oiler Success Card and your signed/dated  Degree Audit to the Oiler Success Center in Old Main to get your card punch.    


If you are enrolled in a First-Year Seminar for Animal Science majors ANSC 110 OR CSCI 110 First-Year Experience for the Analytical Sciences, and are required to print a degree audit and develop a four-year class plan for your major and degree, you may bring your completed audit and course plan, signed by your Seminar Instructor, to receive your Success Card star for academic advising.

Academic Support Center

Seating is limited.  Doors will close at the session start time or when all seats are taken.
You may earn up to 3 success stars by attending workshops on different topics sponsored by the Academic Support Center.

Improving Notetaking Skills 

Memorization Techniques 

Reading and Learning from Textbooks

​Strategies for College Success

Time Management - Building a Study Calendar 

​Accommodation and Inclusion

** Advance Sign-Up is required for these workshops. Please call The Office of Accommodation and Inclusion to sign-up  419-434-5532.

You may earn up to 2 success stars from Accommodation and Inclusion by attending both workshop topics.

Disability Awareness Project

Test Anxiety

​Buford Center for Diversity and Service​

  • Intercultural Student Services 
  • International Education
  • Service and Community Engagement

Advance Sign-Up required for events with **. To RSVP, stop in the Buford Center (1222 North Cory Street), email Gabi Ferris at​ [email protected], or call 419-434-5798.

  • All Buford Center programs listed for the Oiler Success Card have concluded.  
You may earn up to 3 success stars by attending the events sponsored by the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. Each Buford Dialogue and each International Cooking Demonstration counts as a separate star.

Career Planning 

Meet with Jan Taylor to review career inventory results and learn about the connection between personality types and career choices. Email [email protected] to set-up an appointment and get the link for the online inventory. Meetings are 30 minutes. Earn 1 star for this meeting.

You can attend one or more workshops.  All workshops are 30 minutes.

All workshops are held in the Oiler Success Center Conference Room, Old Main 122, first floor.  Seating is limited.

You may earn up to 3 stars from Career Planning.

Career Options for Animal Lovers​

Career Options for Travelers

Career Options in the Health Professions 

Do I Need to Change My Major?

Green-Up your Career Plan

Oiler Success Center / Starfish


​To complete a star for Starfish, attend one of the Starfish workshops. Bring your laptop!

All sessions will be held in the Oiler Success Center Conference Room, Old Main First floor 122.

Seating is limited!

You may earn 1 success star from the Oiler Success Center / Starfish area.



Turn in your card at the Oiler Success Center (Old Main 122, first floor) during any of these times:

  • Fridays from 8am - 5pm, September 20 through October 25

  • Monday through Friday, 8am - 6pm, the week of Monday, October 28, through Friday, November 1.

Enter your card in the raffles - lots of great prizes! Have a treat! Spin the prize wheel!

The deadline to turn in your card for the prize drawings is Friday, November 1, 2019, at 6:00pm.

​What if I don't complete all 5 stars?

Everyone who participates in the Oiler Success Card program this fall will have a chance for prizes.  As long as you have at least one star completed, you can turn it in for prizes during Prize Week October 28 through November 1. Don't miss it!

There are also prizes for the three First Year Seminars with the highest participation levels - more ways to win for building success skills!​

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