Take care of your mind, body, and spirit to accomplish your goals.

By Paul Gore, PhD, Wade Leuwerke, PhD, and A.J. Metz, PhD
Emotional Intelligence

During stressful times, learn to identify your emotions so you can better manage them. In this video, A.J. provides an overview on how you can develop your emotional intelligence.

3 mins
Selfcare and Adaptive Coping

Defending yourself against stress includes selfcare strategies, like making sure you get enough sleep. In this video, check out A.J.'s 7 strategies for preventing and managing stress.

4 mins

Having the right mindset can help you successfully overcome challenges. In this video, Wade offers some advice on how to cultivate a mindset for success.

2 mins
About Paul

Paul’s efforts to promote college and career readiness, high school and college student persistence and academic success are informed by over twenty-five years of research, program development, implementation, evaluation, consulting and teaching. Paul currently serves as the Provost at Bellarmine University. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in student career development, academic success, and transition, from Loyola Univeristy - Chicago.

Read more about Paulhere.

About Wade

Wade is an associate professor of counseling at Drake University. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale. Wade has authored over fifty journal articles and book chapters, as well as national and international conference presentations. One of his areas of research is the assessment and development of student and employee non-cognitive skills.

Read more about Wade here.

About A.J.

A.J. is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah and serves as director of the master’s program in school counseling. She earned a M.Ed. in rehabilitation counseling in 1997 and a Ph.D. in urban education (with a specialization in counseling psychology) in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Read more about A.J. here.


For more help on getting the most out of your first semester of college, see Paul, Wade, & A.J.'s book, Connections, Second Edition.