In what is the most viewed TED talk of all time, Anthony Robbins argues that the defining factor of success is not resources, its resourcefulness. Robbins wonders: Why do people fail to achieve things? The common answers: didn’t have the time, didn’t have the money, and didn’t have the knowledge. He goes on to argue success isn’t about what you don’t have it’s about what you do have, and furthermore it’s about how you use those resources.
As students of Palm Beach State College, we are lucky to have an amazing academic support system. Tutoring for almost any subject, accessible professors, and lots of places to get engaged on campus. I challenge you to ask yourself, “Am I taking advantage of all the resources that will help me succeed?” Determine your needs, find your resources below and do what it takes to be successful!
There is a Student Learning Center on every campus, geared toward helping you be successful in your classes. The centers offer a variety of options to meet the academic support needs of individual students, including: Personal and group tutoring, study areas, seminars on special topics, organized study sessions and much more!
That’s right! Your professor’s office hours can be one of the most useful resources in helping you succeed in your class. Have a question on the upcoming test? Want to know how you should be studying? Your professor is the perfect person to ask! All office hours are posted on syllabi, and of course don’t be afraid to ask in class when office hours are!
First Year Experience
First Year Experience is your home for information, programs, services and resources for first-year students. They will help to orient you to Palm Beach State College and guide you as you make the adjustment to your new environment. They offer amazing services such as the Peer Navigator Program, which matches you with a Peer Mentor. Check it out!
TRiO Student Support
TRiO helps low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities graduate from college. Services include assistance with securing financial aid; personal, academic and career counseling; academic instruction; assistance with transition to four-year programs from two-year institutions; and assistance with applying to graduate and professional programs.
The Palm Beach State Foundation
Interested in scholarships? Check out the Palm Beach State College Foundation, which supports students through scholarships. Scholarships are provided to students through donations from generous individuals, organizations and foundation within our community. Be sure to check it out this link if you’re interested!
Honors College Looking for a greater challenge in your classes? How does more creative and comprehensive coursework sound for you? The Honors College might be for you! The purpose of the Honors College is to provide a challenging and supportive academic environment in which students are encouraged to think critically, demonstrate leadership, and develop ethical standards.
Clubs and Organizations
Student Government, Engineering Club and Black Student Union are only three examples of the dozens of clubs offered at PBSC. Student activities are a great way to surround yourself with those with similar interests and aspirations.