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Class Workshops

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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 literacy.


Academic Workshops

"168" Prioritization

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. 

Academic Study

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 units.

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 budget.

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.