11:25am

Fri January 17, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosts Free Student Success Conference 1/25

An interview with Tom Bissonette, founder of Young and Wiser.

Young and Wiser, a Chattanooga nonprofit helping students succeed, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Public Education Foundation and other organizations for a conference on January 25th.  The free conference is open to current college students, prospective college students, parents and teachers, and will help students deal with the challenges of higher education.

Topics at the conference include:

Application process issues

Academic issues

Financial issues

Confusion about what major is right for you

Emotional and Social challenges

Delays in personal development (7 different areas that can affect readiness for college)

Alcohol and drug abuse

Getting into problem relationships in college

Communication issues between parents and young adults

(Source: Youngandwiser.org)