Presentation on theme: "Pathways to Success: Services and support from the Student Success Center Presenter: Melissa Mouhelis, Assistant Director, Career Development."— Presentation transcript:
Pathways to Success: Services and support from the Student Success Center Presenter: Melissa Mouhelis, Assistant Director, Career Development
What is the Student Success Center? The Student Success Center (SSC) is Benedictine University’s support center for tutoring and learning enhancement, career development, special needs services and student leadership and engagement programs.
Academic Support Services Learning Support Learning Specialists assist students with written and quantitative skill development. - Ms. Anne Marie Smith – Writing Specialist - Mrs. Hillary Holecek – Math Specialist Students can make one on one appointments with these individuals for math, statistics, and writing as well as time management skills and test preparation strategies.
Academic Support Services Study Sessions with Peer Tutors The SSC’s peer tutors offer special study sessions in a variety of disciplines, including: –Biology –Chemistry –Physics –Economics –Accounting –Psychology –Writing
Academic Support Services Study Zone The Study Zone is a place for quiet study, student computers and tutoring. Tutoring schedule is available on our website. Structured Learning Assistance Special sections of writing and math courses that offer support workshops on a weekly basis. Workshops Topical workshops cover study habits, time management, test taking tips, managing stress, monitoring performance and other subjects.
Academic Support Services Bridge to Success Program – Summer 2014 Bridge to Success program is designed to help students who may need additional academic and career support or opportunities to build confidence and prepare for the challenges of college learning. There is no cost to students. For additional information visit www.ben.edu/sscwww.ben.edu/ssc Week-long program with two options in August.
Special Needs Services Services for Students with Disabilities –Under ADA, students with documented physical or mental disabilities may be eligible for academic accommodations –At the college level, students must self-identify need for special services, including physical disabilities, learning disabilities and psychiatric conditions, and provide documentation to support the request. –Students have the right to choose whether or not to use accommodations from class to class and semester to semester.
Special Needs Services Services for Students with Disabilities Examples of Accommodations include: –Extended time on testing –Distraction-reduced test environment –Peer note taker –Classroom accommodations –Recorded lectures –Flexibility in due dates –Standing appointments with Learning Specialists –Sign language interpreters
Special Needs Services Emergency Services The Student Success Center helps students in the event of injury or accident, including: –Contact with faculty members –Testing accommodations, such as extended time, scribing exams –Peer note taker –Classroom accommodations –Assistance navigating the campus J ennifer Golminas – x6512
Student Leadership and Engagement Leadership Series (Leadership 101, Professional Development, Step up Training, Leadership Challenge) Clubs and Organizations Fall & Winter Quad Days Joan Henehan – Director, x6617 Danny Turano – Coordinator, x6620 Turano
Career Development Services Career Counseling –Students who are Undecided majors or those who are unsure about their chosen major. –Students who know their major but are unclear about their career direction or unaware of the scope of career opportunities available to them. –Students who want to do research careers, employers, industry trends, etc.
Career Development Services Career Assessments: Help students explore/clarify work interests, work values, personality characteristics and strengths. –FOCUS II –Strong Interest Inventory –Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Career Development Services Career Exploration Resources: –Career Exploration Links and “What can I do with a major in…? links –Career Resource Library –Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing
Career Development Services Preparation for the Job, Internship andPreparation for the Job, Internship and Graduate School Search –Resume, Cover Letter and Interviewing Assistance –Job Search Assistance –Graduate School Preparation (researching graduate schools, practice tests for GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc., personal statement assistance)
Career Development Services Career Development Services CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ISCPA TO… Search for internships and jobs Get information on upcoming job fairs, on campus interviews and career-related events Post your resume for employers to view Benedictine Virtual Career Center www.ben.edu/career Exclusive posting for Benedictine students and alumni for part-time jobs, internships, full-time, degreed jobs plus seasonal, temporary and volunteer opportunities. ISCPA Online Career Center The ISCPA Online Career Center was created by its membership of 26 small colleges and universities in the state of Illinois; its strength lies in providing services to connect students and employers. Includes a database of internships and full-time, degreed positions. www.collegecentral.com/iscpa The ISCPA Online Career Center was created by its membership of 26 small colleges and universities in the state of Illinois; its strength lies in providing services to connect students and employers. Includes a database of internships and full-time, degreed positions. www.collegecentral.com/iscpa Internships and Job Postings Internships and Job Postings
Career Development Services Programs and EventsPrograms and Events –Workshops and Seminars on career topics –Career-related programs –Job Fairs (CareerFest, Jan. 31, 2014) –On campus Interviewing/Recruitment –Networking Events (“Coffee House”) –Webinars