CollegeCountdown

What Are Soft Skills and Why Are They Critical for Success in College?

A college degree can open doors to a successful, fulfilling career, but students require more than a solid academic foundation to be successful in college. As the first semester of freshmen year gets underway, many previously high-performing high school students fail to thrive academically in college, or find it difficult to cope with new stressors in an unfamiliar environment. What is often lacking is the proper development of soft skills that affect interpersonal interactions.

Syntero’s CollegeCountdown course teaches college-bound students and college freshmen how to effectively overcome obstacles, adapt to new environments and form productive relationships, and helps them develop the soft skills needed for success in college and beyond:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Conflict management
The CollegeCountdown program includes workshops for students and parents. Click here or email collegecountdown@syntero.org to contact a representative from our team for more information.