Academic Resources

Academic Resources

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Academic and Program Support

The Office of Academic Services facilitates student learning beyond the classroom by offering one-on-one and group sessions in many course subjects, as well as in time management, study skills, and writing. Through these programs and services, students can develop the skills they need to become effective independent learners and be able to thrive at the College and beyond.

In addition, the Office holds workshops on a variety of topics, all of which are geared toward helping students enhance and improve their learning skills. The Office organizes workshops at the request of any student group or professor and can customize a workshop to fit student needs. Workshops cover topics such as time management, textbook skills, test taking, test preparation, memorization strategies, learning styles, critical thinking skills, writing, and note taking.

The Office also has an interactive student retention program designed to ensure that students are successful in their studies at the College.

The Office of Academic Services offers the following tutoring and mentor services to students. Please see the office for more information.

Career and Professional Services

The Office of Academic Services is the College’s central resource for information on career options, internships, employment, and graduate and professional school programs. Individual career counseling, workshops, and programs on a wide variety of careers assist students with career information gathering, exploration, and decision-making processes. Students are encouraged to participate in career-interest assessments to identify specific career options. Students are also encouraged to register with the Office early in their academic careers and use its resources.

The staff in the Office strive to ensure that all graduates will have access to a wide variety of careers and professional development opportunities; a greater understanding of the professional world; and a fuller awareness of their personal attributes, values, interests, and skills and how they relate to career options. To help graduates prepare for the professional world, the Office provides information on job fairs, internships, winter term jobs, campus student employment opportunities, and full-time employment opportunities. Students get one-on-one help from staff in identifying career options, preparing a comprehensive job search, polishing their résumés, writing effective cover letters, and preparing for job interviews. The Office also helps locate appropriate employment opportunities for students, including internships.

Library

The library maintains an extensive collection of open-stack books, CDs, and DVDs. to support its arts programs and the course offerings of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College also boasts a collection of rare and limited-edition traditional Chinese literature and arts books.

Library hours

Regular hours: Mon – Sun 8am – 10pm

Winter hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 7pm