Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Perkins Initiative

Student Success Program

The Student Success Program is designed to support Perkins eligible students by focusing on academic success workshops, academic coaching/mentoring, and career development.

Academic Success Workshops

Working with the Academic Success Center and other university partners, the workshops are designed to provide skill-building activities. The Steps to Success series focuses on Topics that lead to scholastic achievement anf the ultimate goal of graduation. Workshops include:

  • I Never Learned How to Study: Where Do I Begin?
  • Writing with P.I.E. (Point, Information, and Explanation)
  • No More Stage Fright
  • How to Engage Your Professor

Academic Support

As a Career and Technical Education (CTE) student in the Student Success Program, you'll benefit from the expertise of an academic coach and/or peer mentor. Academic coaches will offer resources or referrals to other university departments offering appropriate services.

Career Development

As a CTE student, you'll gain valuable experience that will impress employers by taking full advantage of workshops and other learning-related activities in cooperative education and internship/externship opportunities. You'll also interact with local professionals and develop mentoring relationships. ODMA facilitates this component in partnership with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education and Service Learning. Worksops include:

  • Conquering the Job Market: The Art of Résumé Writing and Interviewing
  • What Recruiters Look for on Résumés
  • Transition Out of College—What's Next?

If you are interested in the Student Success Program, contact Chrisopher Riley at 260-481-6847 or rileyc@ipfw.edu


Have any questions? Contact us!

We are located in Walb Student Union, Room 118

Phone: (260) 481-6608
Fax: (260) 481-6951
E-mail: dmaservices@ipfw.edu
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., M-F

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