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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
kpalmer@txstate.edu

Doria Wormbly
Graduate Research Assistant, Special Populations
studentsuccess@txstate.edu


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.

Fall 2014 College Success Series Schedule

Workshop Titles Date Time Location
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!


Archived Workshop Materials

2013-2014 College Success Series