Growth mindset, as defined by researcher Carol Dweck, is the belief that talent, ability, and intelligence can be developed with effort, effective strategies and support from others as opposed to being fixed qualities that are unchangeable.

Cultivating a growth mindset can help you transform the beliefs you have about yourself, change your response to challenges, and optimize performance. Applying a growth mindset will make you more likely to navigate the ups and downs of your college experience, embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, and persist in the face of setbacks. Learn more about how to begin cultivating a growth mindset!

Submitted by: Jamie Kardelis