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Brilliant Bobcats College Success Series

The Brilliant Bobcats program was launched by the Retention Management and Planning Office during Spring 2013 to teach students strategies and skills to be successful Bobcats.

Brilliant Bobcats Staff

Katie Palmer
Coordinator, Retention Management and Planning

Doria Wormbly
Graduate Research Assistant, Special Populations

Brilliant Bobcats: College Success Series

The Brilliant Bobcats: College Success Series is a workshop series focused on teaching students various strategies and skills for college success. The College Success Series is a collaboration between the divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. The series features speakers and facilitators from academic advising centers, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Healthy Cats, PACE Mentoring and Academic Coaching, Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC), and Writing Center.

Attendance Policy and RSVP

We are excited to see our Brilliant Bobcats workshop series growing in attendance and in order to maintain quality workshop we will be enforcing the following attendance policy. If there are any questions or concerns about the following policy please email Doria Wormbly at drw111@txstate.edu.

  1. Students will not be permitted into the workshops 15minutes after the workshop has begun.
  2. Students must sign in and out of each workshop in order to be counted as present for that workshop. If you leave the workshop early you will not be counted as present.
  3. Students that are seeking extra credit for class must RSVP through your iCAT 24 hours before the workshop in order to guarantee a seat for each workshop.


Summer 2015 College Success Series Schedule

Workshop Titles Date Time Location
Nutrition 101 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 12-1 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Money Matters Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2-3 p.m. 4-1.9 LBJSC
Putting Off Procrastination Thursday, July 9, 2015 12-1 p.m. 4-1.6 LBJSC
Ready, Set, Resume Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2-3 p.m. 4-1.9 LBJSC

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop registration is recommended. Click on the workshop title to register. 

Putting Off Procrastination
Are you a member of Procrastination Nation? Is your motto, Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? Then this workshop is for you. Stop looking for your daily distraction and attend this workshop to learn why we procrastinate and what you can do to put off procrastination. 

Ready, Set, Resume
Are you having trouble putting together a resume you feel is job search ready? Come and learn how to create a resume that highlights your best professional self.

Money Matters
Learn to manage your money while on a tight college budget. Uncover ways to provide yourself with necessities (food, shelter, tuition) while balancing small treats for yourself.

Nutrition 101
When your choices are Jones, the Den, Harris, and the Lair, it's often easiest to go for the burger and fries.  This presentation teaches students about the food guide pyramid, my plate, and gives great ideas for healthy eating to promote life-long wellness.

Archived Workshop Materials

2013-2014 College Success Series