Academic Success Coaching

Set yourself up to succeed

At Cape Breton University, we want all of our students to find success—and working with an academic success coach is a great way to get started. This one-on-one meeting gives you the chance to examine the big-picture goals of your university experience and determine the best way to reach them.

During this coaching visit, which will last between 30 and 45 minutes, you’ll work with your coach to create an academic plan and discuss your strengths and areas in which you could improve.

Why meet with an academic success coach?

Develop new skills: Our academic success coaches will help you learn new skills—like note-taking techniques and time- and stress-management skills.

Ease the transition: Get the guidance you need to easily adjust to university life and familiarize yourself with on-campus resources.

Become a better student: Learn new study techniques and develop an effective study schedule and plan.

Get to know yourself: We’ll help you identify what you do well, and what you can improve on.

Define your goals: Not only will we help you create your personal definition of success, we’ll help you figure out how to achieve it.

Book an appointment. 

Contact us

Holly MacDonald, Academic Success Coach
(902) 563-1815
holly_macdonald@cbu.ca

Find us

The Learning Commons, Room B134-J

Faculty, Help your students thrive

Are you a faculty member? If you think one of your students needs a little guidance to get back on the right track to success, consider referring them for academic success coaching. Contact Holly MacDonald for more information.

Holly MacDonald
Student Development Officer - Academic Success Coach

Office: B-134-J

Phone: 902.563.1815