Continue on your journey to academic success
The Success Matters Part 2 – building on your successes workshop series is Durham College’s FG program for returning students.
This program consists of a series of workshops that build upon the topics covered in the Success Matters Workshop Series. It is being designed to provide continued support to returning first generation students’ and to provide them with skills to help them launch their careers.
There will also be opportunities for students to gain leadership skills through involvement in the FG Peer Mentoring program. This program also consists of additional social programming to help students remain connected to their campus.
Workshop schedules and passports will be available through the First Generation Student Co-ordinator and/or through Student Academic Learning Services (SALS).
Students choose which sessions they would like to attend. Each session represents an entry into a monthly draw for $50 Aramark gift card.
Students will also receive a Certificate of Achievement, recognizing all of the sessions that they participated in. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions.
Passports are to be submitted to the First Generation Student Co-ordinator by the end of the semester.
For more information or to arrange to pick up your Success Matters Part 2 – building on your successes workshop series passport, please contact the first generation student co-ordinator.
Tips for continued success, because your success after college matters to Durham College!
- Remember why you came to college;
- Plan ahead and don’t lose sight of the end result;
- Participate in the Success Matters Part 2 – building on your successes workshop series;
- Accept that your time at college is going to fly by, it’s up to you to make the most of your time here;
- Continue to go to every class;
- Divide your workload into manageable tasks and focus on the task at hand;
- If you find yourself falling behind, take action right away;
- Maintain or establish a good support system and make a list of people you can go to for help;
- Make contact with people that can help you; classmates, faculty, the first generation student co-ordinator, your student advisor and other staff;
- Don’t be afraid to talk to faculty, stop by during office hours;
- Find ways to take care of yourself;
- Get involved;
- Make friends with others that have something in common with you;
- See your previous experiences as strengths;
- There will be good times and hard times, so expect tensions to arise; and
- Don’t give up.