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assessments and staff are available to help students. Academic advisors play a key role in helping students investigate academic options. Cooperative Education: Enrollment in an internship for academic credit provides students with career-related skills that can connect an academic major and the world of work (see Page 29). Employers have expectations that new graduates will have considerable career-related experience upon graduation and Cooperative Education is an outstanding means to gain experience. The Job Shop: The Job Shop is a student-operated employment listing service for any current Concordia student looking for part-time or temporary employment either on or off campus. Acting as the “connecting link” between students and potential employers, the Job Shop posts job listings online on CareerLink. The Job Shop is located on the first floor of Academy Hall for individual assistance. Graduate School Search: The Career Center assists students with searching graduate and professional school programs and with the application process. Other materials are available in individual academic departments and in the college library. Career Search: Individual appointments are available for those looking for assistance with all aspects of the career search — résumé development, interview preparation or targeting employers. Many employers post job openings on CareerLink, schedule on-campus interviews and/or participate in Career Centersponsored internship and career fairs. Networking: The Career Center provides services and events that provide students with the opportunity to meet alumni and other professionals working in their area of interest. These activities with other campus departments and civic organizations allow students to gain firsthand information about the world of work and they are able to make critical connections helpful for future considerations.
Cobber Cash Cobber Cash is an online declining balance account that is accepted instead of or in addition to cash at many locations on campus. Students use their ID cards essentially as debit cards for this account. Cobber Cash is fast, convenient and secure. Cobber Cash is accepted at all Dining Service operations, as well as the Cobber Bookstore, Library photocopiers, Information Technology Services and several vending locations. Addition of funds, balance information and transaction information are available through the online dining portal. Deposits can also be made at Dining Service locations and at cash-to-card load stations across campus. Cobber Cash is secure because fund balances are managed on a secure server. If you lose your ID card, your balances are not lost with it. All funds in excess of $5 are refunded when you graduate or leave the college.
Counseling Center and Disability Services Personal Counseling: The goal of the center is to assist students in growing emotionally, socially and educationally through increased self-understanding. The Counseling Center provides personal counseling to individual students, couples and groups at no cost for enrolled students. Psychological assessment is also available. The counseling staff will facilitate on-campus referrals; for example, they might refer students to the Academic Enhancement and Writing Center for academic counseling, or to the Office of Ministry for spiritual and grief counseling. In addition, the counseling staff will facilitate off-campus referrals to other mental health professionals and agencies in the Fargo-Moorhead area that specialize in such areas as chemical dependency, eating disorders, and rape and abuse issues. The center also provides consultation to faculty and staff regarding studentrelated concerns. The college retains a consulting psychiatrist who provides assistance to the counseling staff with evaluations, referrals and ongoing therapy. Students with temporary or permanent disabilities may be eligible for accommodations that enable them to more easily access their educational
programs. Students with any conditions that might actually or potentially limit their ability to achieve their educational goals should contact the Counseling Center for program information. Examples of conditions that might be considered permanent include learning disabilities; serious chronic health problems; seizure disorders and other neurological conditions; and vision, hearing and speech impairments. Students who become pregnant, undergo surgery, break a leg or an arm, or develop cancer or any other serious physical or emotional illness may be eligible for accommodations for the duration of their temporary disability. Services are dependent upon the needs of the individual student. Faculty, campus employers and other staff are asked to cooperate in implementing the accommodations for students verified through the special services program. For more detailed information about academic policies related to students with disabilities, see “Policy for the Accommodation of Students with Disabilities,” Page 39.
Dining Services and Meal Plans Concordia College Dining Services is college owned and operated. We have a tradition of providing high-quality food for the lowest possible price. Our meal rates are among the lowest of comparable and regional schools. We are committed to maintaining low rates, high-quality food, and service that is pleasant, courteous and efficient. Meal Plans: Meal plans can be used at the award-winning Anderson Commons, which offers all-you-care-to-eat meals served buffet-style. A wide range of entrées, side dishes, salads, baked goods and beverages is available daily. All students who live in campus residence halls are required to participate in the meal plan program. Most students who live in campus apartments and in offcampus housing also choose to participate because of the convenience, quality and value campus meal plans offer. Registered dietitians are available to provide nutrition counseling and to help with special dietary needs and considerations. This service is free for students on a meal plan. The following meal plans are available: • Unlimited Plan: Offers unlimited access to Anderson Commons. Includes $100 in Dining Dollars, travel meals and 10 guest passes. Available to all students. • Gold 255: Offers students up to 255 meals each semester; an average of 17 meals per week. Includes $125 in Dining Dollars and 8 guest passes. Available to all students. • Maroon 205: Offers students on this plan can eat up to 205 meals each semester; an average of 13.66 meals a week. Includes $150 in Dining Dollars and 6 guest passes. Available to all students. • Kernel 165: Offers students up to 165 meals each semester; an average of 11 meals per week. Includes $175 in Dining Dollars and four guest passes. Available to second-year, upperclass and off-campus students. • Cobber 110: Offers students up to 110 meals per semester; an average of 7.33 a week. Includes $200 in Dining Dollars and two guest passes. Available to upper-class and off-campus students. • Sweet Corn 85: Offers up to 85 meals per semester; an average of 5.66 a week. Available only to off-campus students and students in campus apartments. • Niblet 45: Offers students 45 meals each semester; an average of three times per week. Available only to off-campus students and students in campus apartments. To make our meal plans more flexible, most plans provide an allocation of Dining Dollars to pick up a quick snack or get a meal outside of residential dining hours. These account funds are specifically for purchasing food in Anderson Commons, The Maize, the Korn Krib, the Coffee Stop, concession stands and select vending machines using your ID card. Additional Dining Dollars can be added to any meal plan in $50 increments and are charged to the tuition statement.