5 Strategies for Academic Success: Using Your Strengths

The start of the semester can be a hectic time. You’re juggling your career, classes, family, and friends. Deb Levy, a certified life and business coach, and a Harvard Extension career workshop leader, offers five tips in this video to help you be successful this semester.

These five tips can help you stay sane during the school year:

  1. Know your strengths
  2. Set specific goals
  3. Be positive
  4. Be resilient
  5. Make time to recover

You can learn more about your own strengths by going to authentichappiness.com and taking the strength-finder test. Once you know your strengths, you can use positive psychology tactics to create a more productive work, class, and home environment. 

Also see Levy’s blog post To Conquer Stress: Manage Mood, Mindset, and Sleep.

Free career and academic workshops

If you are currently registered for a class at the Extension School, you can attend our free academic, graduate school, and career workshops this fallSee registration information and the list of workshops.

Many workshops are held via teleconference or webinar, so you can participate no matter where you are.