Unlocking the Best of You: The Elements, Myths, and Truths of a Successful College Transition

Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

Instructor: Matthew Shannon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

College can be the most exciting and most rewarding time of your life; however, it can also be a very demanding, emotional, and challenging time of your life. In this open-dialogue course, we will explore both the academic challenges and personal challenges young adults may encounter in college and how to OVERCOME those challenges. The prime focus of this three-hour per day, four-day, engagement course is to develop strategies that work for YOU because every one of us learns differently, thinks differently, behaves differently, reacts differently, etc. In this multi-day course, I will use recent anecdotal evidence from my own and my college friends’ experiences, as well as the experiences of my students to facilitate discussions on the topics below:
  • Scheduling and time-management skills       
  • Getting involved in the RIGHT activities for YOU on and off-campus
  • Finding time for your hobbies and discovering new hobbies
  • Developing an ADAPTABLE plan to graduate and to build a successful career
  • Building inclusive relationships with your peers and professors
  • Budgeting as a college student and beyond
  • Exploring DeLand and beyond (beaches, parks, amusement parks, historical sites, etc.)
  • Building a resume for YOUR desired career path
Meets Monday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 21, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.