What is Project Success?

EDUC 205: Project Success Life, Leadership, and Career Preparation.  More commonly known as "Project Success," EDUC 205 is a long standing, one-credit elective course for sophomores that focuses on personal development, civic engagement, career planning, and leadership.  In a highly interactive classroom setting, sophomores in good academic standing work in groups with pre-selected Senior Mentors to complete a community partnership project.   Side by side, students engage in activities that promote a sense of direction, resiliency, and social responsibility which is essential for success at Longwood and beyond.  The class is only offered each fall and capped at 55.  1 credit.

EDUC 470:  Senior Mentoring for Project Success.  In EDUC 470, pre-selected seniors are taught fundamental mentoring and guidance skills and paired with sophomores in a highly interactive "Project Success" class that addresses personal development, civic engagement, career planning, and leadership.  All students complete a community partnership project and engage in activities that promote a sense of direction, resiliency, and social responsibility which is essential for success at Longwood and beyond. 1 credit.  Following a spring selection process, enrollment is by instructor only for the fall semester.

Highlights of the class include a Challenge-by-Choice Group Building experience, the Clifton Strengths-Finder Inventory, resume preparation and critique, mock interviews, student intern and alumni career panels, and a variety of guest speakers.  There are no tests or final exam but four graded reflection assignments and a culminating small group community service project and presentation.

What students are saying about Project Success

"I learned the deeper meaning of community service and why it is important.  I feel empowered and ready [to be] a citizen leader after Project Success!" 

"I learned there is not one type of leader.  In fact, there are multiple styles of leadership all of which have their own unique qualities." 

"Of all the things we covered in Project Success, I have to say that I learned to trust in myself and my abilities rather than simply relying on the strengths of others.  I learned that I have a voice and should use it much more often.  I should never feel as if my opinion doesn't matter because it can have a great impact and make a huge difference."