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College & Career Training in Alaska

Adapting to college life can be challenging. To make the best of your experience rely on the “go-to” people who can be a valuable resource to you. There will be a number of people you will meet throughout your college life but a few key people to keep in mind as you start your journey include the following:

 

  1. Academic Advisor- Your academic advisor helps choose and schedule classes. You should also talk to your advisor about your education plan, future goals, or major.

 

  1. Your Professors – Maximize your academic experience by connection with professors before, during, and after class. Participate in class and drop by your professors’ office hours if you have more questions.

 

  1. Health Services Staff- Sometimes you just need to go to the nurse. Whether you have an existing health issue or you wake up one day not feeling your best, you should always know where to go get help.

 

  1. Resident Advisor (RA) - If you live on campus, your RA is a walking, talking campus survival guide. RAs live in your residence hall with your and are always available to hang out, grab dinner at the dining center, or just talk.

 

  1. An Upperclassman with the Same Major- Connecting with a junior or senior in your program can help you understand what is ahead. Whether its good news or not-so-good news, someone who has come further along the pathway can offer valuable insights.

 

  1. Career Planning Staff- Starting your future should not wait until graduation. Be sure to stop at the career planning office to explore interview techniques, resume building, networking opportunities, and more!

 

For more helpful tips about college or career training, check out our College & Career Training in Alaska magazine! If you would like to schedule an appointment to go over your postsecondary options, contact the ACPE Success Center at 907-269-7980.

 

About the Author

Christina Campbell

Christina Campbell

ACPE: College & Career Specialist

Christina Campbell is a College & Career Specialist with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. She has a BS in Journalism and Communications from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Broadcast Meteorology Certification in Geosciences from Mississippi State University. Christina was on the original implementation team that brought College Goal Sunday to Alaska in 2005. 

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