On January 30, Professor Maddie Ranade presented methods of succeeding in college, a topic that is on every college student’s mind. Her discussion began with how a fixed or growth mindset affects how students think about their new situation and how they act in the college environment. Allowing for audience input, Professor Ranade was able to show how mindsets that can adapt will make a student’s transition into college easier. She left her audience with tips on how to perform better in academics. Professor Ranade concluded by saying that mindsets can change, and believing that anything is possible and being open to opportunities can create a healthy growth mindset.