Success Coaching

A Raider Success Coach is a collaborative relationship between a professional staff member from the MSOE community and an incoming student to support their transition to the university, recognize and maximize their potential, connect them to MSOE resources, and empower personal accountability in their learning and development. Your coach will work one-on-one with you to achieve your personal and academic goals, such as:

  • Time management
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Test preparation
  • Note-taking and Reading strategies
  • Study Strategies
  • Communication with Faculty and Staff
  • Personal WellTH (well-being & health)

Request a Raider Success meeting.

Raider Success Ally

A Raider Success Ally is a current MSOE student working to support an individual student’s ability to not only survive but thrive at the university.  The Success Ally supports another MSOE student in achieving their stated goals in overcoming hurdles, obstacles, and adversity.  Success Allies share personal knowledge of success strategies through the following means:

  • Accountability Partner Program - Having trouble staying on top of your work?  Lack the motivation to get things done?  Request an Accountability Partner 
  • Students Leading Students Skills Sessions - Does it seem like everyone else finds college easier than you?  Join a Students Leading Students session to learn the Raider Way!
  • Success Course Mentor - The MSOE Success Courses help students intentionally explore a path to long-term success and confidence.  Participate in one of our success courses and be paired with an upperclassmen to help navigate MSOE.  Request an OR course.

Success Courses

The Raider Success Courses are designed to support a student in their individual reflection, implementation, and assessment of strategies that help achieve desired goals.  Utilizing tools found in corporate industry, counseling and developmental psychology, the courses aid in personal empowerment on overcoming adversity. Courses may be required as a result of academic performance but enrollment could be considered as a result of advisor/coach referral or personal interest.

OR-0911 Foundations of Student Success
Utilized by students who are struggling with achieving their goal grades, the course is part strategy introduction, part individual goal setting.  Instructors teach core components of learning and development for science-based subjects while advising on best-practices for time management, organization, study habits and prioritization.  Utilizing the process improvement planning model, students will work with one another to identify, implement and assess strategies that address personal obstacles that prevent academic success.

OR-0912 Student Support and Academic Intervention
Referred to by a Raider Success Coach or OR instructor, students work on achieving personal goals by working one-on-one with Raider Success staff member on academic coaching.

OR-0913 Perspective, Potential & Purpose
During a student’s college tenure, motivation can fluctuate as a result of personal and academic hurdles.  Loss of motivation can often result in a lack of clarity for long-term goals and/or academic performance.  Students enrolling in this course will work on building internal motivation towards long-term goals through a variety of strategies with the intentional exploration of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

OR-0914 Mind, Mood & Movement
Energy is a vital component of learning and productivity.  Given the academic requirements of pursing a college degree, students may experience a loss or lack of energy in their progress towards degree completion.  Students enrolling in this course will explore the dimensions of wellness as it relates to building energy for the tasks required to complete a degree and maintaining healthy habits for long-term goals.

To register for an OR course, use the Course Scheduler or contact the Course Coordinator: Cassie Vosters.