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Available Workshop Topics
Student Success Center workshops are facilitated by trained professional and graduate
student staff. They are available for academic classes, campus departments and undergraduate
student organizations on campus. Each workshop lasts 45 – 50 minutes.
You can choose from more than 15 different academic success topics, including: developing
study plans, time management and prioritization, active study skills and financial
Every week has 168 hours. Sometimes, that just doesn't seem like enough. We can't
add more hours to the week, but we can show you how to make the most of the time you
have. Time management is critical for personal and academic success, and it is something
well within your control.
Students have many different approaches to learning and studying. Recognize the active
study skills that work best for you and build upon them to take your success at USC
to the next level. You’ll learn active reading comprehension and how to identify successful
study behaviors, and those that can be improved.
Preparing for Exams
Students will build a practical study plan for their final exams by exploring personal
study strategies and practicing how to break exam materials down into smaller study
To Drop or Not to Drop
To Drop or Not to Drop? That is the question. Think carefully before you make a permanent
decision, and consider taking this workshop, which offers essential information to
help you weigh your options and make the choice with the most favorable impact on
your academic progress.
Financial Literacy Workshops
Basic Budgeting and Financial Goal Setting
Are you interested in setting financial goals but unsure where to start? Learn how
to develop a budget and get tips for long-term budget maintenance.
Get Smart About Credit
Explore the basics of credit and discuss credit reports and credit scores. We will
help you determine whether or not you're ready for a credit card and take next steps
with you from there.
How to Pay the Bills
Moving off-campus for the first-time? Have a tighter budget than last year? This is
an interactive workshop designed to give you tools to pay the bills and balance a
How to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment
Learn more about the student loan process and prepare for successful repayment.
Identity Theft 101
Millions of Americans have been victims of identity theft. It is important to arm
yourself against this very real threat to your personal information. Learn about the
warning signs of identity theft, how to take preventive measures and strategies for
how to resolve it if it happens to you.
Planning to Finance College for Next Year
This workshop offers essential information to help you determine the best methods
to pay for your education.
Planning Your Finances for Study Abroad
Allocate funds for every stage of your trip by taking into account your needs before
departure, during your stay and upon your return.
Start Smart Salary Negotiation for College Students
Combat the gender wage gap by approaching the job market armed with the knowledge
and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits and receive fair and realistic compensation. This
two-hour workshop, developed to empower college women starting out in their careers,
can also be broadened to include men. For more information or to request the workshop,
please visit the University of South Carolina Start Smart Workshop Series
Working While in College
It is important to consider the pros and cons of working while earning your degree.
For some students, working in college is a necessity. We can walk you through the
steps to determine whether or not a job is a necessity for you.
What You Auto Know About Buying a Car
Buying a car can be exciting, but it can also involve some complicated financial decisions.
This workshop will help you navigate your car buying experience.