Student Success Workshops

No matter the area of life, success depends on both working hard and working smartly.

As is true in other fields, success in academia requires the development of particular skills that improve one’s effectiveness and efficiency. Working hard at college studies is futile if you are not making the most of your learning and study time.

Succeed at Pitt Tool Kit

Doing well in college means staying engaged, staying focused, and staying motivated.  The Succeed at Pitt Toolkit is an in-person training experience that will walk you through 5 essential non-cognitive skills for success in college. Through this interactive workshop, you will learn about the specific strategies empirically proven to predict better student outcomes, giving you the competitive advantage you need to succeed in college.

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How to Succeed in School and in Life

October 11, 4 p.m.–5 p.m., Langley A224
We all aspire to do more, to be more, to contribute more. And yet, many of us consistently fall short of our desired goals and allow our performance to be dampened by external demands or reduced motivational forces. To perform at a higher level of performance, we must first identify those barriers, and then begin the intentional process of fostering more adaptive mindsets that allow us to succeed. In this training, you will learn about insights from social psychology that can help to give you the competitive edge you seek.
Presented by: Omid Fotuhi, Research Associate, Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), University of Pittsburgh

Academic Self Care for Test Anxiety

November 9, 4 p.m.–5 p.m., Langley A221
Especially in preparation of finals, students at Pitt may experience increased levels of stress, leading to feelings of overwhelm and burnout. In this workshop, you will learn reflective practices and strategies to incorporate into any course to increase conditions for academic success. Students will be able to identify and apply techniques to manage stress and test anxiety. You will also learn how to improve your study skills and motivation.
Presented by: April Belback, Director for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, University of Pittsburgh