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About Success Coaching

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Mission

The Student Success Coaching Program facilitates the transition and promotes the success of a cohort of incoming and continuing first-generation college students at UC San Diego. Students are part of a collaborative, holistically supportive and validating environment that applies a strengths-based approach.

Vision

The Student Success Coaching Program will catalyze all first-generation students to develop as self-assured leaders who leverage their strengths to impact their local and global communities. The Student Success Coaching Program will pave the way for a thriving culture of support for first-generation students that intentionally eradicates historical institutional barriers.

Program Goals

  1. Be a source of support for first-generation students by valuing their strengths and validating their unique identities. (Sense of Belonging/Validation & Support)

  2. Foster skill development that increase students’ self-agency/advocacy through programming, individualized referrals, and individual coaching. (Skill Development)

  3. Empower first-generation students to create their own definition of success. (Self-Authorship)

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to build academic skills inherent to their success.
  2. Students will participate in academic and co-curricular experiences that align with their goals.
  3. Students will be able to apply self-reflection in pursuit of their goals (personal, academic, and/or professional).
  4. Students will be able to articulate the strengths of their first-gen identity.
  5. Students will be able to devise a dynamic success plan towards their goals (personal, academic, and/or professional).
  6. Students will be able to activate a support network inherent to their success.

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