The Advisement and Retention Center, located in the Student Services Building, brings together access to a full range of economic resources to help students address their needs and concerns. Referrals are made on campus and off campus accordingly. New students entering SEARK College will be advised for their first-semester coursework in the center. Assistance with enrolling through WebAdvisor will also be administered. The Center provides students with career planning assistance and job referrals when available. Utilizing various computerized career planning systems, guidance and information on selecting careers, related occupations, educational opportunities, and job-seeking skills are provided in the center.
Books, pamphlets, individual assistance, and Lecture Series are available to strengthen the students’ employability skills in the areas of interview preparation, resume’ development, and job search skills.
The Student Advising and Retention Office located in the Student Services Building, Room 160 assists students in applying for part-time and career positions. Also, full-time and part-time job openings are posted in the Center. Students interested in employment should contact the Center or review the job vacancies listed on the bulletin board. In addition, the Internet may be accessed to check career-related websites for job placement assistance.
Advisors are trained to provide academic and career counseling services. Personal counseling referrals are available to students in need. Students often seek counseling services for the following reasons:
- Academic degree and transfer planning
- Academic Probation and Suspension
- Test anxiety
- Study and note-taking strategies
- Time management
- Academic problems
- Strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and depression
- Crisis intervention
- Community referrals
- Career planning and exploration
Except for the designated holidays, Student Advising and Retention Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.