The Student Success component of SEE EC is designed to help first time students integrate into the college environment and learn academic strategies that will help them succeed. This is an activity-based component, not a lecture class, covering such topics as note-taking, test taking, learning styles, study strategies, career choice, time management, goal setting, critical thinking, personal responsibility, listening skills, and communication skills.
Jennifer DeCapria, Director of Student Success and Advocacy at Elmira College, will be the main facilitator of the Student Success component. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from SUNY Brockport. She holds her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo. She has extensive experience teaching courses in success strategies and Human Services on an adjunct basis, while working as a counselor providing both academic and personal counseling.
During the two weeks of SEE EC, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of social and academic activities. These include off-campus trips, movies, games, and more. More specifically, our SEE EC students are personally invited to “mocktails” and dinner at the President’s Home. We have traveled to Darien Lake Theme Resort for an incredible day of daring rides, games, food, and a memorable laser light show at dark. We attended and Elmira Pioneers baseball game and visited the National Soaring Museum. After a breathtaking view of the overlook, we had a picnic barbeque at Harris Hill Amusement Park where we played mini golf, rode go carts, and tested our skills at the driving range and batting cages. Other activities have included: Therapy Dogs, Bowling and an Ice Cream Social, Team Trivia, Lawn Games, Karaoke, Movie and Video Game Nights, and more.
In addition to fun activities, we also offer our students several interactive workshops: “Student Success: How College is Different from High School,” “Career Choices,” and “Understanding the College Admissions Process.”