The University of Massachusetts Amherst

College Success Workshop

The College Success Workshop, held on the final day of Power Up, will help you and your peers develop a sound educational plan.

Work with your classmates to interact & strategize on how to successfully navigate your freshman year and start planning a meaningful and successful college experience.

We will overview the technologies prevalent on campus. You’ll learn about online & blended instruction, how to communicate effectively with your professors, how to best present yourself on social media & how to best communicate a positive student image.

We’ll talk about the opportunities on and off campus that will help you grow as an individual. You’ll discover how the perfect internship can support your career ambitions. You’ll explore the possibilities of independent study, study abroad programs, domestic exchange programs, and community service programs to deepen your learning experience.

We’ll give you advice on finding the right extracurricular activities in the Pioneer Valley and surrounding communities (student clubs, intramurals, concerts, festivals, and other events).

You’ll finish up the College Success Workshop learning about methods and practices to promote physical & emotional health & wellness. From where and how to find academic support, to nutritious eating & managing stress, we’ll give you guidance to keep you on track, and connected to resources that will help you enjoy a successful college experience.