Student Lingo is a series of free, online student success video workshops available to all Tulane students, faculty and staff. Student Lingo workshops are designed and delivered by experts to provide information and resources on topics critical to student success and can help you enhance your academic success, personal well-being and make the most of your college experience.
Getting off to a good start
How to email your professor
Making the most out of office hours
Success Tips and Skills
What Do Millenials Really Want at Work? The Same Things the Rest of Us Do
Cognitive Restructuring: Reducing Stress by Changing Your Thinking
Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?
9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity
ADHD: Stimulant Sharing in College: Oops (attention talk radio)
ADHD: Preparing Teens with ADHD/LD for College (attention talk radio)
ADHD: You Can't Go Off to School with Them But We Can (attention talk radio interview w/ founder of edge foundation
Tony Robbins: Amplify Your Strengths/ Todd herman on alter egos, secret identities and how to get out of your own way
Tim Ferris episode 147: How to Avoid the Busy Trap (And other Misuses of Your Time)
Soul Feed Podcast- How to Transition Into Anything New
Hay House World Summit Podcast- Brendon Burchard- The Secrets to Motivation and Achievement
ADHD and Technology: Task Automation vs. Task Management (Attention Talk Radio)
Design Thinking Could Help Those Who Want To Get Unstuck (NPR)
Simon Sinek Start With Why
Dr. Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability 2010
Tony Robbins Why We Do What We Do
Tim Ferris Smash Fear, Learn Anything
The surprising science of happiness
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Undiagnosed in Millions, Do You Have it? -Cause/Action: Alan Brown at TEDxSanDiego 2012
ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU
Mike Robbins- Bring Your Whole Self to Work
Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts *Scroll to #12
Ken Robinson: Schools Kill Creativity
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Angela Lee Duckwork: The key to Success: Grit
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk
Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfectionism
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast
Jonathan Mooney: "The Gift: LD/ADHD Reframed"
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
Brene Brown: On joy and gratitude
Professor Martin Seligman Lecture: Global Advances in Wellbeing Science
Richard Davidson: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain
Enhancing Learning Through Self-Assessment
How Full is your Bucket: Positive Strategies for Work and Life
What Color is your Parachute?
Richard Nelson Bolles
Now, Discover your Strengths
Go Put your Strengths to Work
This is Water
David Foster Wallace
The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Flourish- A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Wellbeing
Martin E.P. Seligman
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD from Childhood to Adulthood
Edward M. Hallowell, MD
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Neil E. Fiore
The 8 Cylinders of Success: How to Align Your Personal & Professional Purpose
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’S, Praise and Other Bribes
Getting to know yourself—your interests, your skills, and your values, is the first step toward deciding on a major and a career. Personal exploration can also play a key role in student success. By identifying and capitalizing on strengths and recognizing and learning strategies for minimizing barriers, students become better positioned to achieve personal, academic, and professional goals.
Below are some self-assessment tools and books that we recommend to get you started on your journey. For a more in depth evaluation of your needs and goals, please contact the Success Center to set up a meeting with a professional Success Coach or Peer Educator.
VIA Character Strengths Survey
The VIA Survey is a psychometrically validated personality test that measures an individual’s character strengths. Character strengths are viewed as our positive personality in that they are our core capacities for thinking, feeling, and behaving in ways that can bring benefit to us and others.
Do What You Are Assessment
Discover career fields that studies show are more energizing, fulfilling, satisfying - and ultimately more successful - for a particular personality type.
Helps individuals recognize their unique intellect, boost confidence, improve academic performance, strengthen intelligences, and examine recommended careers.