6 “Must Know” RVCC Services Designed to Help Students Succeed

Monday, October 7, 2019
6 “Must Know” RVCC Services Designed to Help Students Succeed

From the time that you register as a student until the moment you graduate, RVCC offers a variety of resources designed with your success in mind. Are you interested in speaking with a College Transfer Advisor to learn how to transfer credits earned elsewhere to RVCC? Do you need help with your resume? Or perhaps you are uncertain of which classes you need to satisfy the requirements for your major? No matter what your career or academic need, RVCC offers academic advising that will help you succeed. Here are 6 “Must Know” services below that are designed to get you on track and moving forward toward your goal. Be sure to share these RVCC resources with your friends!

#1: Advising and Counseling

Are you looking to transfer credits earned at another school? Or are you a high schooler interested in taking college classes at RVCC? Maybe you are returning to the classroom after many years in the workplace and find college challenging to navigate. Regardless of your situation, RVCC’s Advising & Counseling Services empowers you to determine your personal and career goals and take responsibility for accomplishing the necessary action plan. Workshops, offered throughout the year, help you deal with the pressures of college life. Free, short-term personal counseling is also available. Click here to contact Advising & Counseling today!

#2: Tutoring

At RVCC, your success is paramount! The Academic Support Center offers free online and in-person tutoring services from seasoned tutors in a comfortable, welcoming environment. You can also take advantage of the educational software, participate in a tutor-assisted study group, and more! From Biology and Engineering to Mathematics and Writing, the Tutoring Center has you covered! To learn more, call 908-526-1200 x8393.

#3: Library

RVCC’s Evelyn S. Field Library is the College’s center for research and information. Whether you are conducting research, require access to computers, or simply need a place to study alone or as a group, you can find it at the Library. Research assistance is available in person and online during hours of operation. Be sure to make the Library part of your RVCC experience!

#4: Career Services

RVCC’s Career Services offers a wide range of career services that help you identify your interests and skills and make informed career decisions. You can attend workshops on insightful topics such as resume development, effective interviewing skills, and employment trends. You can also check out FOCUS, a handy, online self-assessment tool that helps you select a major and a career path. Or, you may prefer to meet face-to-face with a career coach who can help you map out your career trajectory. Click here to schedule your appointment.

#5: Jobs/Internships

It’s no secret that having real-world work experience makes you more marketable to future employers—especially in this ever competitive marketplace. Internships are a great way to gain an understanding of your major field and whether it’s the right fit for you. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 95% of employers said that prior work experience is a factor in hiring decisions. Other benefits of experience include earning a higher salary, differentiating yourself from other job candidates, and growing your professional network. Learn about how internships can benefit you here!

#6: Service Learning

Service learning makes it possible to serve the community as part of your classroom instruction. From libraries and schools to senior centers and animal shelters, RVCC students provide service to more than 250 local community organizations within 85 different courses through RVCC’s award-winning Service Learning Program. To learn more, click here.

To learn more about all of the services RVCC offers, please join us on Saturday, October 12, from 10 am to 12:30 pm, for our Fall Open House. Click here to register!

RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, Schools.com, and Niche.com. Washington Monthly ranked RVCC eighth in the country in the category of “Best Colleges for Adult Learners (2 Year Colleges)” for 2018. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit www.raritanval.edu.