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."
Apply to be a Senior Mentor for Project Success 2016!
Only students with at least 89 credit hours in good academic and disciplinary standing by August 2016, can be considered. Students selected as a Senior Mentor will be registered for EDUC 470: Peer Mentoring by the Facilitation Team and will receive one-credit hour. THIS APPLICATION IS CLOSED.
Course Materials for Fall 2015:
Facilitation Team for Fall 2015:
Courtney Jones Addison
Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Director for University Career Services
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs