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Success Coaching

This program offers Southern Miss students one-on-one academic support with a success coach trained to maximize students' strengths to improve skills needed to excel in college. Some of the skills discussed throughout the program include goal-setting, time management, study skills, and social skills.
Students are asked to meet with their success coach four times throughout the semester. During each session students will be guided through activities and conversations designed to improve time management, study strategies, and knowledge of campus resources. 

Meetings are personalized to meet each student’s individual needs and will focus on motivating the student towards achieving their personal definition of success by accomplishing academic and personal goals. 

Priority consideration for this program is given to first-year, first generation, underrepresented minority, and transfer students. 

The Success Coaching application for fall 2022 is closed.

If you have any questions about the program, please email successFREEMississippi.  

All Success Coaching students are required to attend a mandatory welcome session. More information about this session will be sent to students as they apply. 

  • Build connections with students
  • Provide success skill development support to students
  • Increase department awareness
  • Offer mentorship to students through building their strengths
  • Provides one-on-one connections with faculty, staff and graduate assistants
  • Helps outline and make progress toward academic and personal goals
  • Connects students with on-campus academic and social resources
  • Offers accountability and support for success skill development
  • All Success Coaches must attend a required training before being assigned students
  • Online resources for coaches are stored on the program's Canvas shell in which coaches will gain access to following training

Testimonials by Success Coaching Participants

"My Academic Coach helped grow and develop skills I never thought I could achieve, but with her help and motivation I have a much better outlook on college than I did at the beginning of the semester."

"My Academic Coach was extremely passionate about helping students find their way through college. She helped me grow in a lot of areas, and I can tell she really cared about my success at this university and in life in general. I thoroughly enjoyed having her as my academic coach, and I am extremely grateful for all the advice she has provided me." 

"Academic Coaching helped me improve my grades and have a better outlook on not only my school, but also my future."

"My academic coach really pushed me to do my best at all times. She helped me throughout my entire semester and I appreciate her so very much!"

"My experience with Academic Coaching motivated me to continue to strive for greatness but do so in a well organized manner."

"She was great and definitely helped me feel like I wasn't in this alone."

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Cook Library Room 138

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