Success Skills

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Success resources can help you refine both academic, and life skills.  Individual sessions, self-help online tutorials, and active learning classroom experiences are available. Investing time into developing your skills will help you now, and with your future career. 

Services & Resources

Effective U

Effective U is a series of self-guided tutorials addressing a variety of study skills including:

  • time management
  • study habits, concentration, & memory 
  • note-taking
  • exam prep & test-taking strategies

Academic Skills Coaching

Academic Skills Coaching is a service for students who want to explore new skills for increased efficiency and effectiveness in their academic efforts. Coaching session topics frequently include:

  • reading & notetaking strategies
  • exam prep & test-taking strategies
  • time management
  • test anxiety

Academic Success Classes

Several academic skill courses are available for academic credit. These courses help you understand who you are as a learner and help to strategize ways to reach optimum success with your coursework. Course topics can include:

  • study strategies
  • time management & study schedule planning
  • reading skills
  • test taking, and more!

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is a community-based space focused on the academic experiences of first-generation students, students of Color, and American Indian students. MCAE offers holistic support, 1-to-1 mentorship, and guidance to help get you where you want to be. Find 1-to-1 help with topics including:

  • time management
  • study skills
  • cultural expectations
  • course work

Asian Pacific American Resource Center

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center is a community committed to affirming the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and their diverse communities.  Be apart of a community that supports you with resources to thrive in college, develop leadership skills, participate in professional development activities, and connect with other AAPI students.  

International Student and Scholar Services 

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is the office dedicated to serving the U's international community. ISSS offers counseling to international students and scholars about academic, career, personal, legal, and family matters.

Student Counseling Services

Individualized support is available to help you address factors impacting academic performance. Counseling session topics can include:

  • procrastination
  • motivation & lack of interest
  • perfectionism
  • anxiety & struggles with family, peers, professors, etc.