Academic Success Workshops

In addition to our knowledgeable students, we also have a team of insightful staff members who are up on the latest study strategies and life hacks. Whether it’s balancing a crazy college schedule, or keeping calm through a big exam, our experts present tips and tricks on how to not just succeed, but excel and thrive at Pitt, in a series of exclusive workshops. 

Students in Workshops

Choose the workshop style that suits you: online or in-person. Either way, these exclusive workshops deliver tips and tricks to help you not just succeed, but excel, at Pitt.

Online Workshops

  • Study Tips & Note-Taking Strategies
  • How to Reduce Test Anxiety
  • Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know
  • 10 Habits of Mind for College Success
  • Time Management: Strategies for Success
  • Setting & Accomplishing Realistic Goals

Get started! Just create an account using your Pitt e-mail address and access exclusive workshops when you want them.

In-Person Workshops

Please register for workshops by clicking on the date of the workshop you would like to attend and completing the form. All in-person workshops are held in G-1 Gardner Steel Conference Center.

Plan for Success
Start your fall term off on the right track. This workshop will take you through the important steps of planning and organizing your studies for the new semester along with some general tips to jumpstart your success. Please bring the syllabi for your courses and your planner for this interactive seminar. 

FRIDAY, September 7
2 p.m.

THURSDAY, September 13
4 p.m.

Time Management
This workshop will cover how to prioritize assignments and day-to-day tasks, and provide tools to help participants manage their time based on their personal style. 

MONDAY, September 10
12 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, October 10
12 p.m.

Study Skills Boot Camp
The broad scope of Study Skills Boot Camp is designed to present tried and true tools to get the most out of your PItt education, from your first day through graduation. This workshop covers methods for better note taking, studying, test taking, and post-exam analysis. 

WEDNESDAY, September 19
12 p.m.

FRIDAY, October 19
12 p.m.

Study Smarter, Not Harder
Understanding how your brain takes in and processes information can help you design a study strategy that is scientifically proven to be effective. This workshop provides inside info into the theory behind studying, and translates that theory into practical tools that will enhance your study skills. 


How to Succeed in the Sciences
This faculty-led workshop introduces basic strategies you'll need to succeed in your science courses: from committing to a study schedule, to balancing your time, to improving your study skills, to taking advantage of Pitt's many science-focused resources.


Stress Management
College can be stressful. This workshop will cover some tips and strategies to help you manage those times when you are feeling stressed out. Hear from experts from the University Counseling Center about what you can do to ensure stress doesn't take over your life. 


Overcoming Test Anxiety
Join us for a seminar given by the University Counseling Center which is designed to help participants discover ways to work through their anxiety when they are studying for and taking exams. 


Finals Boot Camp
This workshop covers strategies to do your best during finals, including how to manage your time, specific study skills to use, and ideas for minimizing stress during finals.

MONDAY, November 26
3 p.m.

THURSDAY, November 29
12 p.m.

Individual Academic Consultations

One-on-one consultations are available for the following topics:

  • Active study habits
  • Planning for mid-terms and finals
  • Reading strategies
  • Test preparation
  • Time management

Academic consultations are available Monday through Friday. For an appointment, call 412-648-7920.