Carnegie Mellon University

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Academic Coaching for Graduate Students

Academic Coaching is an assistance program that helps students acquire more effective and efficient study skills. The program is designed to help both students who are having academic difficulty and students who just want to improve their study skills. Student Academic Coaches (ACs) conduct group workshops throughout the semester and weekly individualized sessions that focus on various skills such as:

  • Managing your time:
    • Balancing coursework, research and professional development opportunities
    • Applying for jobs and internships
    • Techniques for comprehending course content
    • Maintaining accountability
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Managing priorities
  • Becoming more productive
  • Preparing for exams

The Academic Coaching program collaborates with various graduate programs to offer workshops in a variety of study skills topics. Students can choose to attend one or more workshops that are available year-round.

Watch for emails about our workshops designed specifically for grad students and how to register for them.

Individualized Sessions

Individualized sessions with an Academic Coach (AC) are available to students who want more intensive help with study skills than a single workshop can provide.

Sign-up for an consultation.