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

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And just like that, the semester is over. Can you believe it? It feels like only yesterday we were opening our laptops and diving into the syllabus. Now it’s time to take a deep breath and reset. We know there are some of you who are going to just keep going through the summer, taking classes and continuing your path to graduation. But for others of you, classes are over until fall. While it’s important to take this time to rest and recoup, let’s not forget to keep our minds active. Between the trips and the fun, take a little time to casually review what you’ve learned throughout the school year. It will help reinforce your knowledge and keep your brain in tip-top shape for the next semester.

Summer break also presents fantastic opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider applying for summer internships in your field of interest. They can provide valuable experience and propel you closer to your goals. Summer is also an ideal time to seek out mentors. Connect with professionals in your industry or alumni who can offer guidance and insights into your chosen career path. The wisdom of mentors can be invaluable as you navigate your academic and professional journey.

Additionally, don’t overlook the possibility of securing scholarships. Look for scholarships tailored to students in your field or at your college level. Every little bit helps when it comes to covering the cost of education, and many students have managed to finance their entire education by just dedicating time to finding scholarships during the summer.

So, take the time to rest and recharge, but don’t drop it all. Ask yourself, what will your September self say to your June self once September arrives?  Will you look back and say, “I’m really glad I did what I did to help get myself ready!” Or will you say, “I wish I had done more to prepare myself.” Dedicate a little time to prepare yourself for the upcoming semester. Trust us, you’ll be thrilled that you did when the new academic year rolls around.

So, from the whole FocusQuest Team…Enjoy your summer break and make the most of it!

Ndala M. Booker, Ed.D.

Chief Student Success Officer

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