The Brilliant Bobcats Webinars are a service provided by the the Dean of Students Compassion, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) Center. The CARE Center provides webinars as a service to help students build skills for a successful semester at Texas State.

Webinars are focused on teaching students various strategies and skills for college success. Webinars are self-paced learning videos that can be watched from anywhere at any time. Complete the associated webinar activities to practice your new skills. Watch our available webinars and recorded workshops below!

Surveys for extra credit, PASS requirement completion, or to provide feedback can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Study Skills and Techniques for Success (33:59 minutes)

Studying in college is no easy feat. If you find yourself struggling to study or develop effective study techniques, you are not alone. Watch this webinar to learn more about common reasons college students struggle with studying, followed by understanding how you learn, how to prepare for studying, the process of studying, and some study techniques.

Webinar Activities

Apply metacognition techniques to build awareness of your learning preferences through this journal reflection activity. 

How to Be a Self-Motivator (14:42 minutes)

Are you struggling to turn assignments in by the deadline or reach that new fitness goal you set back at the beginning of the year? We've all been there at some point. Watch this webinar to learn more about what motivation is, the role motivation plays in getting things done, and how you can increase motivation to achieve your goals. 

Webinar Activities

Increasing awareness of your personal motivational approach can be beneficial for reflecting on what behaviors may be helping or hurting your ability to accomplish tasks and reach your goals. Complete this activity to learn more about your motivation workstyle. 

Our habits can be incredibly powerful. Building new and healthier ones, however, is much easier when we understand how they work. Complete this activity to learn more about habit building and breaking old habits. 

Building New Habits (PDF, 141 KB)

How to Create a Study Space At Home (13:04 minutes)

When studying at home, it can be challenging to create the optimal study environment. Check out the webinar below to learn about tips for creating your at-home study space, staying organized, and limiting distractions while studying. 

Money Matters: Money Management During Times of Financial Strain (51:23 minutes)

When unexpected events occur in our lives that impact our financial stability, we can often become overwhelmed about managing our money. Managing finances during times of financial strain and uncertainty can be daunting, but we are here to help! Watch this recorded workshop to hear from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships about strategies for budgeting and managing your money when funds are tight.  

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Webinar Activities

Complete this budgeting worksheet to see how far your take-home pay can go each month. Then, think about how you may be able to reduce some expenses and increase your savings for the future.

Utilize this spending plan worksheet to determine your available monthly funds based on your income and expenses. 

Preparing for Finals (24:32 minutes)

As the semester ends, preparing for finals can become overwhelming, but don't fret. Watch this webinar to learn more about how to create a study plan, online resources, and resources here at Texas State. 

Self-Care & Academic Resiliency in Uncertain Times (37:44 minutes)

Taking care of your well-being is one of the most important aspects of being a successful student. In uncertain times, it can be difficult to implement a self-care plan. Watch this webinar to learn more about how to create a self-care plan and remain resilient during times of uncertainty. 

Webinar Activities

Character strengths provide a common language of positive traits that define your goodness. Awareness of your character strengths can provide a focus to help you deal with obstacles and barriers. 

Complete the free VIA Character Strengths Survey to get to know your greatest strengths. Once you have completed the survey, complete the associated exploration activity. 

This assessment tool provides an overview of effective strategies to maintain self-care. After completing the full assessment, you can move on to developing a full self-care plan. 

Valentine's Day Self-Care Workshop Featuring the Counseling Center (48:22 minutes)

In times of stress, taking care of yourself can become an afterthought. Show yourself some love this Valentine's Day (and any day)! Watch this recorded workshop to learn more about stress management, self-compassion, and how to create a self-care plan that works for you from the Counseling Center staff! 

Webinar Activities

This assessment tool provides an overview of effective strategies to maintain self-care. After completing the full assessment, you can move on to developing a full self-care plan. 

Looking to practice more self-compassion? Download the activity below to complete two self-compassion exercises that provoke understanding and compassion for yourself when you fail, make a mistake, or life is causing you stress. 

Feedback, Extra Credit, and PASS Completion Survey

Feedback and Extra Credit Survey

We appreciate your feedback! Please fill out our survey to provide us with your feedback on our webinars and what you would like to see in the future.

Note: If you are watching a webinar to receive extra credit for a class or at the recommendation of the Academic U-Turn program (College of Fine Arts & Communications), please fill out the survey so the appropriate contact may be notified. 

PASS Webinar Completion Survey

Are you watching a webinar to complete credit for the College of Applied Arts PASS Program? Fill out the following form to receive credit for webinar completion.