​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oiler Success Card    2018-2019

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 18 through September 30, 2018.  Replacement cards available if you lose yours.

How do I collect Oiler Success card stars?

From August 19 through October 30 (date extended), 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 reaching 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 on-line 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 Expereince 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 
  • 10/30/2018 - Old Main Room 212 - 2:00 - 2:50
Memorization Techniques 
  • 10/12/2018 - Old Main Room 213 - 11:00am - 11:50
  • 10/23/2018 - Old Main Room 213 - 4:00 - 4:50
Reading and Learning from Textbooks 
  • 10/23/2018 - Old Main Room 212 -  2:00 - 2:50
  • 10/25/2018 - Old Main Room 212 - 11:30am - 12:20
Strategies for College Success
  • ​All workshops on this topic have concluded.
Time Management - Building a Study Calendar 
  • 10/17/2018 - Old Main Room 213 - 3:00 - 3:50
  • 10/18/2018 - Old Main Room 212 - 2:00 - 2:50 

​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

  • All workshops have concluded.
Test Anxiety
  • 10/17/2018 - Main 213 - 2:00 **
  • 10/22/2018 - Main 305 - 2:00 **

​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​ ferrisg@findlay.edu, or call 419-434-5798.

  • 10/12/2018 - Propel Ohio Conference - Cleveland State University - All day  ** RSVP Required
  • 10/23/2018 - Buford Dialogue Series - Buford Center - Noon to 1:00pm 
  • 10/26/2018 - Q Commons - Winebrenner TLB Auditorium - 6:00 - 9:00pm  **RSVP Required
  • 10/27/2018 - Mobile Food Pantry - Davis Street Building - 6:30am - Noon   ** RSVP to Volunteer 
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 

​To earn a Career Planning star, Complete an on-line  Personality Inventory, print out your results, and meet individually with Jan Taylor, Director of Career Planning, in the Oiler Success Center to talk about how your personality style fits with your career plans and interests. Appointments will be available Monday, September 10, through Friday, October 26. To make an appointment, please email jantaylor@findlay.edu. All requests for individual appointments to be completed by October 26 ​ must be received by 5:00 on Friday, October 19.

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​

  • 10/22/2018 - 4:30, 5:30

Career Options for Travelers

  • ​10/18/2018 - 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:00

Career Options in the Health Professions 

  • All workshops have concluded.

Do I Need to Change My Major?

  • ​​10/24/2018 - 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

Green Careers

  • 10/23/2018 - 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00

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!

  • 10/25/2018 - 10:00am, 12:30, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

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 21 through October 26

  • Monday through Friday, 8am - 6pm, the week of Monday, October 29, through Friday, November 2.

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 2, 2018, 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 29 through November 2. 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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