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Sample Classes for Prospective Students

Get to know Geneseo from home by attending one, two, or all of the sample classes offered. The classes are free, hosted on Zoom, and approximately 1 hour in length. See you soon!

Looking for more? Explore other ways to get to know Geneseo or contact one of our admissions counselors directly.

*Please keep checking this page for updates as we add more exciting sample classes for you to attend!

***UPDATED Summer 2021 Sample Classes

Tues, July 13: 4:00-5:00pm: Our Speech and What It Signals: Speaker-Receiver Dynamics and Implications of The Words We Choose

The topic is related to the psychology of language. Dr. Pastizzo will share two experiments that Geneseo students enjoy. One is on how hedge word usage (um, uh) actually helps the listener, and the other is on how negative framing to express something positive like competance (e.g., not stupid) can actually perpetuate stereotypes.
Most students will take a psychology course at some point in their college career, so this will be a great introduction to some of the fascinating subjects you might learn about!

Register for July 13th webinar

Thurs, July 15: 4:00-5:00pm: How To Start A Business: Facts, Fiction and Myths

If you want to learn how to start a business, there are dozens of books you can buy and read. But, if you want to learn about the “real world” of starting a business, informed by over 40 years of business experience starting and running startups, then join me as I share my thoughts on “Startup Business Facts, Fiction and Myths”. This is a practical review of new business “do’s” and “don’ts” that you won’t necessarily find on bookshelves.

Register for July 15th webinar

Thurs, July 29: 4:00-5:00pm: Protecting Your Film, Song, Book, Art or Product: Some interesting facts about the law of Copyrights and Trademarks

Protecting Your Film, Song, Book, Art or Product: Some interesting facts about the law of Copyrights and Trademarks

Register for July 29th class

Tues, Aug 10: 5:30-6:30pm:The Importance of Social Media Marketing

Social networks are one of the fastest growing industries in the world. As a result, social media is quickly becoming one of the important aspects of marketing. The purpose of social media marketing is to build a brand and increase a brand’s visibility, through building relationships and communicating with potential customers. Yet, using social media for the purpose of marketing is a challenging task. In the class, we will explore these challenges and the best practices for effective social media marketing techniques.

Register for August 10th webinar


Who can attend a sample class?

If you are in high school, you're welcome to attend a sample class!

Is there a fee?

No! The sample class is free

Is it in person?

All sample classes are virtual at this time. You will receive a Zoom link when you register.

Can I attend more than one class?

Yes! Attend any/all that you would like!

How long is the sample class?

Each class is approximately 1 hour. 

How do I register?

Just click the class you're interested in on the menu above. At the bottom of the drop-down description, you will see a link to register. You will receive a confirmation email and Zoom link for the class. 

What if I have additional questions?


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