Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

Academic Coaching

The Academic Coaching Program provides holistic one-on-one peer support and group workshops to help undergraduate and graduate students find and implement their conditions for success. We support students with:

  • improving time management
  • forming productive habits
  • creating an organizational system
  • improving stress management
  • developing study skills

You can choose to attend one or more workshops that are available throughout the fall and spring semesters or request an initial consultation with a staff member who will then set up individualized sessions with a student Academic Coach.

Request an Initital Consultation

For Graduate Students

We support you with:

  • 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

We collaborate 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.

Request an Initital Consultation

Workshops

All in-person workshops are cancelled until further notice. Any future workshops will be held remotely via Zoom.

Ph.D. Student Workshop

Time management, productivity, motivation and organization skills development for Ph.D. students.

Master's Student Workshop

Time management, productivity, motivation and organization skills development for Master's students.

Time Management & Productivity Consultations

Students engage in a 30-minute, 1-on-1 session geared towards helping you effectively manage your time, eliminate distractions, balance your campus involvement without neglecting your ongoing coursework and have a productive semester.

Time Management & Mid-Term Prep

Small group and individualized support focused on helping you prepare for mid-terms efficiently and effectively, without neglecting other work and projects.