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Success on the Road

Success on the road is a collaborative initiative between a variety of departments. This program offers faculty the opportunity to invite professional staff into the classroom to present several topics relevant to college success. This is a great option for a faculty member who might have to cancel class due to a personal or professional obligation. However, these presentations are also available for faculty who simply want to supplement their course instruction with one of the options listed below.


Academic Success Center  / First-Year Success Center

  • Introduction to the Centers for Academic Success and Advising (CASA): Students will learn about the services of the First-Year Success Center, the Academic Success Center, and the Center for Learning Resources.     
  • Making the Transition to College Level Learning: We can help students begin to think critically and understand classroom expectations
  • Taking and Utilizing Class Notes: Provides students with an effective way to take notes, helps students become active listeners, and helps students increase the amount of information they can recall and utilize from lectures.   
  • Academic Integrity:  Helps students to understand the many sides of academic integrity and realize that cheating is not only about copying others’ work    
  • Time Management: Helps students evaluate how they currently spend their time and to look ahead and break down tasks to make them more manageable. 
  • Memory Strategies: Students will learn memory principles and the stages of learning, student will learn memory techniques for learning information, and how to apply the memory principles to coursework.    
  • Understanding Degree Audit, GPA, and Transcripts: Students will be introduced to Degree Audit.  The differences between, core curriculum (CC) requirements, major requirements, restrictive electives, and electives will be explained.  Students will be taught how to use a GPA calculator and how to interpret their transcripts.      
  • Reading Strategies and Learning New Terms: Helps student increase their understanding of why students remember things that are interesting to them, experience active reading with questions, practice extracting main ideas from texts, and better understand the format of textbooks.  
  • Exam Preparation Strategies and Post-Exam Review: Helps students to be more strategic in how they prepare for exams and to understand how to best review and learn from returned work.  

Campus Recreation  

  • Controlling Chaos: Provided by Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness
  • Get a Quickie: How To Get an Effective Workout in Short Amount of Time: Provided by Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness
  • How To Grocery Shop For a Healthy Lifestyle: Provided by Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness
  • Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Provided by Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness
  • Proper Nutrition for Fitness Junkies: Provided by Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness
  • The Power of Prevention: Provided by Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness

Career Development

  • Career and Major Exploration: Students will learn about the process of self-assessment as it relates to career development.  The online assessment FOCUS will be discussed.
  • Resumes and Cover Letters: Students will learn industry standards on resumes and cover letters as well as how to market themselves effectively through these documents.
  • Interviewing Techniques: Strategies for a successful interview will be reviewed as well as the various types of interview techniques students may face.
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies: The effective methods for conducting an effective job or internship search will be discussed.
  • Graduate School Preparation: From the search process to application materials, the steps to research graduate schools will be reviewed.
  • Personal Branding: Students will learn how to develop their personal brand to market themselves for future career opportunities.
  • Career Fair Preparation (Prior to scheduled Career Fairs): Tips on how to succeed at a career fair will be provided.
  • Identifying Transferable Skills: Students will learn about the concept of transferable skills as well as complete a worksheet to identify the skills they possess.
  • LinkedIn and Networking: Students will learn the importance of LinkedIn and networking when conducting a job or internship search.
Financial Aid  
  • Financial Literacy: Provides information regarding satisfactory academic progress as it pertains to financial aid or filing the FAFSA.


  • Information Literacy Basics: Teaches students to think about the information they find and to critically evaluate information to determine its suitability for the information need at hand.
  • Demystifying Databases: Students will learn the benefits of using library databases for their information needs. Covers the different types of information found in databases. Discusses internet research vs. Databases.
  • Finding Resources in the Library: Students will complete activities to enable them to become proficient in using the library to find information, both in the library and online.
Please contact Diane Spinato at for other library-related activities not posted.  

Office of Intercultural Relations

  • Speak Up and Take a Stand: Student Leaders' Roles in Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment. This interactive presentation will help students understand the impact of biased language and stereotypes; explore barriers to speaking up; develop and practice ways to respond; and learn about University of New Haven campus resources which support the creation and maintenance of an inclusive campus.


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If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Mastrobattisto at