About the Program

The Soft Skills program was founded with the goal of preparing high schoolers for college and beyond, after identifying a gap in education. The course tackles issues that are less focused on in typical core courses, including social and professional aspects of college and beyond.

The program, designed using the Quality Matters Rubric, asynchronously prepares students for professional, personal, and collegiate success. This course's overall intention is to provide learners with skills and knowledge in personal management. Students learn effective social interactions, self-regulation, motivation, goal setting, growth mindset, time management. Students strengthen academic skills necessary for higher education and long-term success (i.e., college writing, public speaking, asking questions, classroom interactions).

We encourage all questions to be forwarded to mentor@unm.edu or softskillsUNM@gmail.com. Allow 2-3 business days for a response.