University life presents students with all sorts of challenges as well as amazing opportunities for learning and growth. While there are many different ways to define a “successful student”, the goal of this seminar is for everyone to develop the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to make the most of out of the university experience. Students will discover what research in psychological science has to say about facing and overcoming common academic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal challenges, as we cover topics including deliberate practice, imposter syndrome, and belongingness. Students will also learn evidence-based strategies for better managing their attention, energy, and emotions so that they may thrive (rather than just survive) in university. In addition to learning about psychology, students will develop useful skills in scientific literacy, critical thinking, self-reflection, written and oral communication, and teamwork. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.