Skill Development

Social Skills

Knowing how to interact with the people around you is an important element to success. Getting out of your study space and interacting with your fellow students is equally important to thriving in college as your academics. Socialization is just another skill that takes practice, and can make your college experience easier and more enjoyable.

The Importance of Being Social in College (Centennial College)
Effective Communication: Improving your Social Skills (Anxiety Canada)
Succeed Socially ( – A free guide to getting past social awkwardness)
Improve Your Social Skills (
Improving Social Skills with Social Anxiety Disorder (
6 Common Challenges for New College Students with Social Skills Issues (
Social Skills for First-Year College Students (
Social Skills Training (SST) (

Coping Strategies

Having health-promoting coping strategies is important when experiencing any form of stress, be it academic stress, test anxiety, grief or loss, anxiety, depression or challenges in your life. Here are some useful links with some healthy coping strategies for managing life challenges.

Coping with Everyday Issues (
Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress (
7 Tips to Help with Stress and Anxiety (
Coping with Anxiety (
Coping with Depression (
Coping with Grief and Loss (
Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Depression (
Tips for Coping with Depression (
Self-Help for Depression (
Self-Help: Managing Anxiety (
Self Help for Self Harm (
Test Anxiety (
Tips for Managing Test Anxiety (