Student Success Workshop Series

Welcome to our Spring 2024 Wednesday Workshop series! We have a variety of workshops planned with our CNMS Student Success Coach Emma Barnaby and Assistant Director for Student Success Christine Powers. Check out our upcoming workshops below and look for our weekly reminders on myUMBC and Instagram.

All workshops take place in UC115 from 12-1PM. Check out our myUMBC posts for joining details! If you’re not a member, you can find the CNMS Advising myUMBC Group here.

Wednesday, January 30
Semester Renewal: A Workshop on Crafting your Academic Blueprint

Through interactive activities, group discussions, and personalized reflection, you will gain insights into effective time management, productivity hacks, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. Whether you’re aiming for higher grades, improved study habits, or enhanced focus, this workshop provides the tools you need to turn your academic resolutions into actionable plans.

Wednesday, February 7
HabitCraft: Cultivating Positive Routines
Join us in this empowering session and transform your college experience by cultivating habits that not only support your academic endeavors but also contribute to a fulfilling and balanced lifestyle. Unlock your potential, embrace positive change, and set the stage for a future marked by sustained excellence.
Wednesday, February 14
Will You Be My Study Buddy: How to Study Better with Others
Whether you’re preparing for exams, working on group projects, or seeking a more engaging study experience, this workshop provides practical tools and skills to ensure that studying with others becomes a powerful asset in your academic journey. Join us and discover the power of collaborative learning to achieve your academic goals and build a supportive community of peers.
Wednesday, February 21
Tiny Triumphs: Small Changes, Big Impact
Discover the science behind microhabits and how they influence your daily routine, productivity, and overall well-being. The CNMS Success Team will guide you through practical exercises to identify specific microhabits tailored to your goals, whether it’s boosting focus, enhancing study efficiency, or fostering a healthier lifestyle.
Wednesday, February 28
Priority Power: Understanding Decision and Focus
Equip yourself with the skills to thrive in the college environment and beyond. Join us for this workshop and take control of your college journey by mastering the art of prioritization. Your path to success starts with effective time management! Through interactive exercises, real-world case studies, and group discussions, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your own time management style and learn customized techniques for optimal efficiency. Explore tools and methods to overcome procrastination, stay focused, and strike a balance that fosters both academic excellence and personal well-being.
Wednesday, March 6
Overcoming Obstacles: A Workshop on Facing Academic Challenges
College life often presents a variety of academic hurdles, and this empowering session is designed to equip students with practical strategies to overcome obstacles, bounce back from setbacks, and achieve success. this workshop delves into the common academic roadblocks faced by students and provides a plan for developing resilience in the face of adversity. Participants will explore effective problem-solving techniques, stress management strategies, and methods to stay motivated in challenging situations.
Wednesday, March 13
Spring Break Mastery: Srategies for a Productive and Refreshing Break
Make the most of your spring break! Designed for college students seeking a perfect balance between relaxation and productivity, this session provides valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure your break is not only rejuvenating but also sets the stage for a successful return to academics.
Join us for this workshop and discover the secrets to making your break both restful and rewarding. Equip yourself with practical tools to maximize your time off, ensuring you return to your academic pursuits with renewed energy and a sense of accomplishment.
Wednesday, March 27
Enduring Excellence: A Workshop on Building Academic Resilience
College life is filled with challenges, and this workshop is tailored for students seeking to develop the mental and emotional strength needed to navigate obstacles and thrive in their academic pursuits. We’ll delve into the principles of academic resilience while we explore strategies to overcome setbacks, manage stress, and bounce back from challenges. Through practical exercises, participants will gain insights into fostering grit, enhancing problem-solving skills, and building a helpful support network.
Wednesday, April 3
Beyond Boundaries: Conquering Motivational Challenges
Geared towards students seeking to reignite their passion for learning, this workshop offers practical strategies and insights to fuel your academic journey. Together we will explore the science of motivation and identify personalized sources of inspiration. Through discussion and self-reflection exercises, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what drives you, and how to leverage that motivation to propel yourself through academic challenges.
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 17
MindShift: Nudging Success through Sustainable Strategies
This workshop explores the power of subtle, intentional nudges in creating and sustaining positive habits that lead to academic success and personal well-being. First, we’ll work on understanding the science behind habit formation and the role of nudges in steering behavior. Following this, you’ll identify key areas where small nudges can make a significant impact on your daily routine. Learn how to leverage environmental cues, social support, and cognitive triggers to establish and reinforce positive habits. From effective study routines to self-care practices, discover the art of incorporating nudges that align with your goals and values.
Wednesday, April 24
Spring Into Summer: Unleashing Productivity in your Break
Wednesday, May 1
MAYDAY MAYDAY: Mastering the Last Lap of the Semester
Gear up for academic excellence as you approach the final stretch of the semester. While navigating the challenges of the concluding weeks, this workshop empowers you with strategies and tools to finish strong and achieve your academic goals. We’ll cover effective time management, stress reduction techniques, and goal-setting strategies specifically tailored to the demands of the last couple of weeks of the spring semester. Discover how to prioritize tasks, effectively review course material, and develop a strategic approach to exams and assignments. Whether you’re aiming to boost your GPA, complete a major project, or simply maintain momentum, this workshop provides the guidance and support for you to give it your best effort for that final lap.
Wednesday, May 8
The End is Near: Conquering the Final(s) Battle

Empower yourself to face final exams with a sense of preparedness and resilience. In this workshop, we will guide you through proven techniques for effective exam preparation, stress management, and performance optimization. Learn how to create a comprehensive study plan, conquer time management challenges, and implement efficient revision techniques. From mastering exam formats to cultivating a focused mindset, this workshop equips you with the skills needed to excel during this crucial period. Turn the challenge of exams into an opportunity for academic achievement, setting the stage for success in your college journey.


Feel free to email to request any further information and stay tuned for dates of future success workshops!


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