Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success


Developing good academic, wellness, and mental health skills can help improve your academic performance and overall well-being. These workshops have been designed for you to find success and enjoy your time more thoroughly during your years here at Michigan Tech.  

Check out our main workshop series of rotating topics every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. in Rekhi G05 or register for one of our specialty workshops offered throughout the semester (listed below).

For questions, please email workshops@mtu.edu.

Motivation: How to find it and keep it

What is motivation? Where does it come from? Why does it seem like some people have it and others don’t? We get it - motivation is not as easy at is sounds. Whether you’re looking to strengthen yours or find it to begin with, this workshop on motivation is a great place to start!

Register here for Motivation Series A: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. – Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb 12 – Administration Building 201 
Register here for Motivation Series B: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. – March 19, March 26, April 4 – Administration Building 201

Mindful Living

Tired of being tired, overwhelmed and behind? It’s easy to feel drained while you’re a student. Mindfulness can help eliminate this negative cycle and connect you with your inner-self, even in the most stressful of times. Meet with a community of others who are interested in building mindfulness and meditation skills to help reduce stress and increase joy in your life this semester.

Register here for Mindful Living Series A: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. – Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – Wadsworth G17/19
Register here for Mindful Living Series B: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. – Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 – Van Pelt and Opie Library 234
Register here for Mindful Living Series C: Thursdays at 1 p.m. – March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 – Van Pelt and Opie Library 234

Building Emotional Resiliency

Life keeps happening even when you're in school, sometimes bringing situations that cause lots of distress. Learn emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills that can help you feel more in control. This workshop will include information that will help you to better understand your emotions and how to keep them from taking over your life. Offered three times during the semester, this workshop is a 3-week series of 60-minute sessions.

Register here for Building Resiliency Series A: Mondays at 11 a.m. – Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 – Administration Building 311
Register here for Building Resiliency Series B: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Feb. 27, March 6, March 30 – Wadsworth G12
Register here for Building Resiliency Series C: Fridays at 1 p.m. – April 5, April 12, April 19 – Administration Building 201

Stress Less

Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this 4-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness.

Register here for Stress Less Series A: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. – Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – Administration Building 311
Register here for Stress Less Series B: Thursdays at 7 p.m. – Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 – Wadsworth G12
Register here for Stress Less Series C: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 – Administration Building 201

Maximizing Your Connections

Learn how to use resources and relationships to meet your academic and professional goals.

Register here for Connections Series A: Thursdays at 2 p.m. – Jan. 24, Jan. 31 – Fisher 126
Register here for Connections Series B: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. –March 27, April 3 – Fisher 126

Committed Action: Take Steps to Make Change in Your Life

This workshop is focused on utilizing the process of “committed action” from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sign up if you’re not just contemplating but READY to make change in your life! We will focus our time on utilizing your values and goals and helping you to design steps that you are willing to take to put those into action.

Register here for Committed Action Series: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. – Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 – Fisher 125

Learn Well: Setting Learning Goals

Having trouble staying motivated, getting work done, or seeing the benefits of your work? Attend this workshop to explore strategies to help you learn better by setting and tracking learning goals.

Register here for Learning Goals Series: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. – March 26, April 2 – Wadsworth Cherry Room

Your Major: A Good Fit?

Have you ever wondered if you chose the ‘right’ major? Whether you’re looking for other options Michigan Tech has to offer or simply looking for confirmation that you’re on the right path, this workshop will help you explore your strengths and goals as a learner and help you reflect on your academic and life goals. Dig even deeper by signing up for the Exploring Majors class next semester!

Register here for Your Major: A Good Fit Series: Thursdays at 5 p.m. – April 4, April 11 – Fisher 125