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The Gator Success Center offers a variety of academic success workshops for students each semester.  The workshops are aimed for students to improve their academic status and progress towards their degrees at UHD.  Workshops are scheduled to coincide with key items on UHD's Academic Calendar.  Workshops are led by Peer Mentors in the freshmen seminars and by the Academic Success Coaches throughout the term and in freshmen/sophomore level   courses at the request of faculty.

Peer Mentor Led

All Gator Peer Mentors are trained to provide five success presentations/workshops for your class.  They can customize a presentation to fit your time frame.  Each session includes presentation material and activities for your students.

​Gator Success Center 
gsc@uhd.edu
713-221-5805

  • Welcome to UHD: Transitioning to College

First time students to UHD will understand the expectations of their new endeavors and responsible behaviors at UHD. This workshop will explore the transition to UHD, characteristics of successful students, and techniques for a smooth adjustment.

  • Finding Your Focus: Time Management 101

This workshop helps students learn best practices in time management and how to successfully incorporate academic strategies into their daily and weekly routines.

  • Developing Successful Habits: Note-Taking and Study Skills

The workshops helps students learn best practices in notetaking, maximizing lectures, and adopting success strategies outside of class to make the material stick.

  • Goal Setting

This workshop focuses on how to set goals that are specific, measurable and realistic. Students can take advantage of this workshop by setting quality academic, career, and personal goals.

  • The Gator Way: Developing a Sense of Belonging

Once a Gator, Always a Gator! This workshops is to familiarize students with their UHD campus, faculty, staff, and peers. It will promote connectedness, bonding activities, group advising, and interactions with mentors and faculty.

Don't Cancel Class

Occasionally you may need to miss a class for professional development, important obligations, or personal reasons. Please invite an educator into your classroom instead of canceling your class. Professional staff from the Gator Success Center, Academic Advising Center, and the Career Development Center can provide educational workshops for your students.


​Gator Success Center 
gsc@uhd.edu
713-221-5805

  • Welcome to UHD: Transitioning to College

First time students to UHD will understand the expectations of their new endeavors and responsible behaviors at UHD. This workshop will explore the transition to UHD, characteristics of successful students, and techniques for a smooth adjustment.

  • Finding Your Focus: Time Management 101

This workshop helps students learn best practices in time management and how to successfully incorporate academic strategies into their daily and weekly routines.

  • Developing Successful Habits: Note-Taking and Study Skills

The workshops helps students learn best practices in notetaking, maximizing lectures, and adopting success strategies outside of class to make the material stick.

  • Goal Setting

This workshop focuses on how to set goals that are specific, measurable and realistic. Students can take advantage of this workshop by setting quality academic, career, and personal goals.

  • The Gator Way: Developing a Sense of Belonging

Once a Gator, Always a Gator! This workshops is to familiarize students with their UHD campus, faculty, staff, and peers. It will promote connectedness, bonding activities, group advising, and interactions with mentors and faculty.

Academic Advising Center (AAC)                                                
uhdacademicadvising@uhd.edu  
  713-221-8006

           

  • Advisor Classroom Visit (Introduction)

Each freshman seminar has an assigned academic advisor. During the Advisor Classroom Visit, Advisors will introduce themselves, discuss the importance of students working closely with their professors and advisor, and important academic dates.

  • Major and Career Connection

This workshop gives students the opportunity to connect and expand their career options with their chosen major. The Academic Advising Center works in tandem with the Career Development Center to get students to start considering how their major choice can enhance their professional future.

  • Roadmap to Successful Change

This workshop is broadly designed for students who are experiencing various academic difficulties. This workshop collaborates with the Gator Success Center, Academic Support Center, Counseling Services, Career Development Center, Disability Services and Men of LEGACI.

  • Advisor Classroom Visit (Check In)

This second classroom visit is another opportunity for the seminar advisor to answer general questions that students may have; as well as inform students of important end of term dates, and registration for the following semester.

Career Development Center (CDC)                                                                 
uhdcareer@uhd.edu 

▪  713-221-8980

The CDC has put together a number of presentations to assist you in infusing career and professional development objectives into your syllabi. Presentations can be 15 minutes in length up to 1.5 hours in length depending on the topic. Request a presentation as soon as possible, since presentation slots fill up fast! Below you will find the options for the upcoming year:

  • Career Development Center Overview
  • Focused Resumes: Writing a Resume for the Job You Want
  • Career & Major Planning
  • CV's and Personal Statements for Graduate/Professional Schools
  • Interview Success Tips
  • Personal Branding: Creating a Powerful Online Identity (i.e., LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  • Networking - Cultivating Professional Connections
  • Leveraging the Career Marketability of Your Major
  • Regional Job Market Trends
  • Making the Most of a Career Fair

Last updated 10/22/2020 9:05 AM