CAREER COUNSELING The Dean of Students provides assistance to students to help maximize their personal, career, and academic competencies. Services offered include personal, career, and academic development activities. The Dean of Students office is located in Walton Hall 121, room A. The business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students can walk in for services, but appointments are preferred. Appointments may be made by calling 870-512-7890. The last appointment of the day is 4:00 p.m. Persons having questions may call or come by the office.
Services offered include: 1. Assistance & Referrals. Adjustment to college life is a prerequisite to academic success. A student who has the necessary academic skills may find adjustment problems are the major reason for college failure. The Dean of Students is available to assist students who seek increased understanding and insight into academic, career, and personal problems. An excellent relationship is maintained with mental health providers in the community. Students with special needs that would be better served in another setting may receive a referral to community based services. 2. Career Counseling and Development. Students are offered the opportunity to investigate and define educational/career/life goals. The Dean of Students office assists students to better understand their interests, abilities, aptitudes, and personality traits in relation to career goals and academic major. Various interests, abilities, and personality instruments are used in this process. The Counselor will assist in identifying the individual studentâ€™s needs in order to provide a comprehensive assessment. This assessment serves as a starting point for the career counseling process. 3. Student Development Programming. Workshops designed for students are offered throughout the year that focus on such issues as student leadership, communication skills, alcohol and drug abuse, selfesteem, assertiveness training, study skills, time management, and various other topics.
CAREER FACILITATORS The Career Facilitator program is a grant funded program that is designed to support and assist high school students and adults to obtain the education and skills required for employment opportunities. Career Facilitators provide information about the importance of postsecondary education, facilitate the development of individual career plans and portfolios, assist students with enrolling in education or training programs, provide information about career options, career pathways, and educational requirements, provide opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, internships, and other career awareness activities, provide or connect low- income students to support services that will ease the transition to postsecondary education, connect students to academic enrichment activities such as study groups, tutoring, and workshops on effective study skills, connect high school students to early college programs, the Smart Core