By Esperanza Poquiz
Student assistance and services are an important resource to know about when attending college. The staff is there to help make sure all aspects of schooling are managed. There are different branches to address specific needs, and below you can find information on the departments that help maintain order on campus:
- Librarian/ Learning Resource Center Assistant – Librarians and Learning Resource Center Assistants provide you with the proper tools, books and reference materials you need to help with your assignments and studying. This also can include tutoring services for when you are in need of extra support.
- Bursar – The Bursar Department is responsible for some of the financial aspects of a school. They assist with billing, monitoring account balances and collecting balances due.
- Veteran Services– Veterans Services helps veterans adjust in the transition from military life to civilian life. The department introduces veterans to benefits they have earned from their service to the country.
- Registrar – This department keeps track of all your student records and class enrollments. They are your go-to person to help you find any files, such as attendance records, grades and transfer/transcript information.
- Financial Aid – The Financial Aid Department provides you with information on what aid options you are eligible for. They can also offer suggestions for grant or scholarship opportunities.
- Career Services – If you are about to graduate, or have already graduated, the Career Services Department can assist in the search for a job. They perform mock interviews, help write resumes and coach you on interview attire and demeanor. Career Services also can arrange opportunities for you to meet with employers face to face at the campus.
- Student Services Coordinator – A Student Services Coordinator has established relationships in the community that you may use to your benefit. Through their connections, they can help you look for things like housing, transportation and daycare, all while you’re attending school. They are also in charge of the campus’s Office of Disability Services, so if you have questions about academic accommodations, you can speak with them.
This is just a glimpse of what college service departments can help you with. The next time you have a specific question, use this information to help guide you to the correct department!