Freshmen college students have a great opportunity and challenge in front of them. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 university students will drop out of college, and up to 33% of students quit during their first year. According to a 2011 study conducted by Standford University freshmen college students who received life coaching were 15% more likely to remain in university, and 13% more likely to graduate. You can download a copy of the study here. Please note that this file is large and may take a while to download.
The first year of college is a major transition in a young person’s life, and even the highest achieving students are faced with many new and seemingly overwhelming changes. And for the first time, most are doing this without the daily guidance of their parents.
A life coach can help students deal with all the new skills they must use to not only survive, but also succeed during their freshman year. The resulting impact is that students are less likely to drop out, setting them on the path to attaining their college degree.
As a student life coach I will:
• help the students create their personal plan for success
• help the students create a weekly action plan
• meet with them on a weekly basis
• hold them accountable to their action plan
• help them create a workable time management strategy
• help them to deal with stress and self-care
• guide them to all the university’s resources
• guide them to connect with their college in a way that makes them happy
• help them realign quickly when needed
• be the students’ personal supporter
• be a nonjudgmental, supportive, positive listener who has a vested interest in their success.