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.
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.
|Get Connected: Campus Involvement and You||Wednesday, September 10, 2014||6-7 p.m.||3-3.1 LBJSC|
|Mentoring: A Relationship for Success||Tuesday, September 16, 2014||7-8 p.m.||3-15.1 LBJSC|
|Where Does the Time Go?||Wednesday, October 01, 2014||7-8 p.m.||3-13.1 LBJSC|
|Making the Grade: Test Taking Strategies||Wednesday, October 08, 2014||7-8 p.m.||3-13.1 LBJSC|
|Ace that Essay||Tuesday, October 14, 2014||6-7 p.m.||3-15.1 LBJSC|
|Creating a Comeback: From Probation to Success||Wednesday, October 22, 2014||5:30-7 p.m.||3-3.1 LBJSC|
|Comfortable with Conflict||Wednesday, October 29, 2014||7-8 p.m.||3-13.1 LBJSC|
|Staying Healthy in College||Wednesday, November 05, 2014||7-8 p.m.||3-13.1 LBJSC|
|Driven to Succeed: Maintaining Motivation||Wednesday, November 12, 2014||7-8 p.m.||3-13.1 LBJSC|
Workshop registration is recommended, but not required. To register click on the workshop title.
Get Connected: Campus Involvement and You
Are you having a hard time finding a club/organization that sparks your interest? Not sure how to join an organization? Come and get informed about how you can get involved on campus. This session is co-sponsored by Connected.
Mentoring: A Relationship for Success
“YOU’RE THE REAL MVP!” That’s what you will say to your mentor on graduation day before you jump in the river, but first you need to find a mentor. Come to this workshop and learn how! This session is co-sponsored by Bobcat Bond and Connected.
Where Does the Time Go: Time Management Strategies
We know how busy you are: class, work, extracurricular activities, family, friends, fun … and oh, yeah – studying! This workshop will help you develop a strategy to manage your commitments, prioritize your course work, and create a weekly game plan that works as hard as you do. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Second Year Experience.
Making the Grade: Test taking Strategies
This is a test – repeat, this is only a test. This workshop will help you take charge of your study time and develop strategies to tackle that test. Join us and you’ll learn helpful test taking tips.
Ace that Essay
Come and get some great tips on how to make your papers clear, direct, and interesting by beefing up your writing style. #nailedit (no really … you’re going to nail it!!)
Creating a Comeback: From Probation to Success
Have you hit a stumbling block this semester? Concerned about being placed on academic probation? Stop in at this workshop to create a comeback – develop a strategy for academic recovery, learn about campus resources, academic probation and its influence on financial aid.
Comfortable with Conflict
Your roommate drinking all your Gatorade is not cool, but neither is putting their dirty side of the room on Instagram. Sounds like you need some help dealing with conflict. Attend this session and we’ll give you tips to be more comfortable with conflict.
Staying Healthy in College
Social connectedness, exercise, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, stress, tobacco, and sexual health. This session is a Cliff's Notes version of maintaining overall health and wellness as a Texas State student.
Driven to Succeed: Maintaining Motivation
Do you lack motivation, or wish you had more willpower? You aren’t alone. Attend this workshop to learn practical ways to stay motivated!