Academic & Career Exploration Coaches

Need help with your academics or choice of major/career? The Center for Student Excellence now has Academic & Career Exploration (ACE) Coaches!

 ACE Coaches assist upper-class students (and freshmen who have progressed from their Freshmen Advisors) in reaching their academic goals and choosing their major/career.

For students interested in improving their academic performance, Coaches aid students in developing study strategies, study structure, and study habits.

Students who are having a hard time selecting a major/career or who feel less confident about their choice can take a series of assessments to learn more about themselves, access tools for matching their personalities/interests to career paths, and delve into the specifics of a particular profession.  Coaches will guide students through these processes and help them integrate all they learn about themselves and the world of work into a more fulfilling career decision.


Learn more and make an appointment >> 


Academic Connect Groups

New for the fall semester, the ACE Coaches will be hosting Academic Connect Groups. These student-centered support groups will provide a safe place to allow for sharing of academic successes and obstacles, while being guided by their academic coach. Students will be encouraged to reflect on behaviors that may be inhibiting them from achieving their highest level of success, and they will discuss tangible goals to implement on a weekly basis.

Academic Connect Groups will focus on encouragement and accountability, with students having the opportunity to mentor each other. The groups are open to undergraduate students committed to working toward their own academic progress. To ensure the same level of commitment from all participants, there will be a screening process to determine if a student would be an appropriate addition to the group. Groups will be limited to 4-6 students, who will all be expected to commit to the group for 12 meetings during fall semester.

Interested in participating in the Academic Connect Groups? Complete the intake form >> 


Thursday, September 10, 2020 
by: Ashley Richardson