Jump Start is a King*Chavez*Parks Initiative of the State of Michigan designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities.
Jump Start students are teamed up with upperclassmen peer mentors. Peer mentors design programs to meet the specific needs of their students, including study sessions, career exploration sessions, and social activities. These programs help participants become acclimated to life as a college student, life at NMU, and life in the city of Marquette.
You are a Jump Start student if...
You entered the university on probationary status and you are a Michigan resident.
Want to join us at one of our events?
Reserving a spot for any event can be done by e-mailing the host or by calling the Student Equity and Engagement Center at (906) 227-1554.
- Cupids Consent - A discussion about consent, healthy relationships, and loving yourself and others.
- Staying Fit and Healthy at Home - Tips and tricks you can use to stay active at home.
- Self Care & Confidence - A lesson in self care and why it is so important.
- Home Grown -The benefits plants can have on your mental health.
- Stress Less - A number of ways to reduce stress in your daily life.
- Peer Mentorship
- Career Exploration
- Academic Skill builders
- Social Activities
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- Time Management: A key skill for successful students is good time management. Utilize the weekly planner to assist you in scheduling a balance between classes, homework, and activities. Remember schedule plenty of time for sleep.
- Tutoring: The tutoring center at NMU is focused on assisting students in succeeding academically. Tutoring is available for most academic programs.
- GPA Calculator: Visualize what various grade combinations may do to your GPA.
- Degree Evaluation: Check the status of your academic progress. Ensure that you are on track for graduation.
- What to do with a major in: Are you having trouble deciding on a major? Explore potential degrees and what future careers they may result in.
- Skill Development: Need some help with college success strategies or academic skills? Here are several presentations and sources to help you out.
- FOCUS2: Take this assessment to help you successfully select a career and academic avenue.