Persistence

Maintaining effort in spite of challenges

College is not going to be easy. There will likely be many times when a course challenges you with concepts you’ve never encountered before. Managing a schedule that could include courses, work, and lots of other things will be a significant challenge. This is completely ok! Every student deals with these issues at one point or another.

What is vitally important is how you respond in those situations. Maintaining your effort and commitment to your goals will be an immense help, as will other factors discussed on this assessment (such as reaching out for help). While there are many resources that can help you in these difficult times, what’s most important is that you keep pushing forward toward your goals.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. 
The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time. 

Thomas Edison

How can I improve my Persistence?

Resources at Creighton

  • An Academic Coach can help you manage your time, study smarter, plan for exams, minimize test anxiety, identify the ways you learn best, and get connected to other resources on campus. Even if you aren’t struggling, Academic Coaching is one of the best ways to personalize your education and stay on track from start to finish. Just like athletes need coaches to reach the next level, students become smarter, stronger, and more successful with coaching.

  • If you have any obstacles or questions about your success at Creighton, the Office of Student Retention offers students assistance in navigating their way at Creighton through support, resources, and advising. The Office of Student Retention coordinates with campus academic and emotional support resources to ensure that students have the information and resources they need to help reach their academic goals at Creighton.

  • Student Counseling Services compassionately addresses student concerns and provides valuable self-care tools. Typical concerns include self-esteem issues, relationships, stress and anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Most counseling services are provided free of charge to all full-time students at Creighton.

Online Resources