Dear Students,

As Student Success Coaches, we would like to take this opportunity to reach out and communicate with you directly. We understand that your academic journey can be challenging, but please know that we are here to support you every step of the way.

We want to remind you that your success is our top priority. We are here to provide you with guidance, resources, and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you need assistance with time management, study skills, or navigating the university, we are here to help.

It is important to remember that you are not alone in this journey. For this reason we have created this entry to provide you with a direct message and to be able to contact us more directly. We hope you enjoy.

Student Success Coaches

Making the Most of Summer Break-Part 2

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We have just about come to the middle of summer, and to those of you who are not in school, I hope you are kicking back, relaxing, and making the most of your well-deserved break. But we also want to help you ensure you have a fantastic post-summer experience, as well.  Last month, we encouraged you to take some time to reflect on the past academic year. Make sure you celebrate your accomplishments and learn from any challenges you faced and overcame. We also suggested that summer is a great time to build connections and expand your network. Attend networking events, finding internships, or industry-specific programs to enhance your skills and gain practical experience is a great power move. Build relationships that can help shape your career and open doors for future opportunities. In addition to those two, here are a few more:

Explore new areas: Use this free time to explore new places, whether it’s visiting a different city, embarking on a road trip, or even venturing abroad. Traveling not only broadens your horizons but also allows you to experience new cultures, make lifelong memories, and maybe even discover hidden passions.

Pursue a hobby or passion: Use the extra time to delve into a hobby or pursue a passion project that you’ve been postponing during the semester. Whether it’s painting, writing, playing an instrument, or even starting a small business, follow your passions and let your creativity soar.

Most importantly, Take care of yourself, Recharge:  Use this summer break as an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate your mind and body. Remember to prioritize self-care during this break. Get enough rest, eat healthy, exercise regularly, and take time for yourself. Engage in activities that make you happy and reduce stress. This way, you’ll approach the upcoming academic year with a refreshed mind and rejuvenated spirit.

Remember, this post-summer period is a unique chance for personal growth, exploration, and self-discovery. Make the most of it by trying new things, expanding your horizons, and taking care of yourself.

Team FocusQuest wishes you all an amazing and fulfilling summer break!


Ndala M. Booker, Ed.D.

Chief Student Success Officer

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