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Success Experts

The Success Experts presentations are mini sessions open to any USM student wanting some information about improving their academic skills. These sessions are approximately 30-45 minutes with one of the Center for Student Success staff members. These free sessions are hosted throughout the academic year in order to help students learn new strategies in managing their academic success.
Sessions will be hosted virtually as well as in person in Cook Library room 206Z!

Register for our events here!

Fall 2022 Success Experts Schedule

Success Experts
Goal Setting

September 13, 2022, 2:00pm

What is a goal and how do we find the motivation to work toward achieving that goal? How do we really set a goal? Join our Success Expert to learn more about the art of goal setting and set a few goals yourself.

Success Experts
Prioritizing your Time

September 20, 2022 at 1:30pm

This is the first session in a two part success event! Learn what it means to prioritize your time, how to do it, and learn strategies to keep you going when you feel like you have no time to spare.

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Success Experts
Building your Schedule, One Block at a Time

October 4, 2022 at 3:00pm

This is the second part of a two part series! Time blocking is extremely valuable when learning how to create your schedule. If you struggle with sticking to a schedule or even knowing where to start, this session is for you!

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Success Experts
College 101

October 18, 2022 at 11:00am

College can be overwhelming at times. With the additional terms, processes, and resources, it can be difficult to understand what to expect and when to expect it. Join us to learn the ins and outs of college life!


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Success Experts
The Study Cycle

November 1, 2022 at 10:30am

Still trying to figure out the best way to study? Unsure what studying is supposed to look like? Join our Success Expert to learn more about the study cycle and get a minute by minute breakdown of what to do and when!

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Success Experts
Academic Networking and Communication Skills

November 15, 2022 at 4:00pm

Navigating College can be difficult to do at times, but knowing your audience and how to speak with them can certainly help. Join our Success Experts as we talk with you about ways to talk with your professors, study groups, and classmates.

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Success Experts
Exam Prep

November 29, 2022 at 10:30am

Do you struggle with test taking?  Do you often feel like you completely forgot everything as soon as you see the test, even after you spent hours studying? Come and learn more about new ways to prepare for your tests and exams.

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Spring 2023

Success Experts


Planner Party

January 25, 4 pm:  Planner Party

Bring your syllabi, digital or paper planners, and other important schedules to this workshop and let the Center for Student Success show you how to maximize your time management skills this semester. 

How Ya Preppin'

Feb 15, 4 pm:  How Ya Preppin’

Midterms are right around the corner so it is important to make sure you are prepared! Come try out some new ways of studying and preparing for your tests.

Get Your Ducks in a Row Before You Go!

March 8, 4 pm:  Get Your Ducks in a Row Before You Go!

Spring break is almost here and your motivation is dwindling more each day, but who wants to come back from spring break feeling stressed out and behind? Let CSS help you develop a plan to prioritize your academics before heading out.

Getting Back on Track

March 29, 4 pm:  Getting Back on Track

Between breaks and midterm stress, you may find that your schedule is a little out of whack or your grades are not where you’d hope. Join the Center for Student Success in learning about the best ways to get yourself back on track with your routine and how to make the most of your academic resources.

De-Stress with CSS

April 19, 4 pm:  De-Stress with CSS

The spring semester is wrapping up and finals are too close for comfort! Come enjoy some fun with the Center for Student Success and let go of some stress before preparing for your finals.

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Cook Library Room 138

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