By Brittany Vinson
Courier staffer and BHC Career Development Center employee highlights useful resources and services offered in the Students Services Center .
Career Development Center – S065
The Career Development Center is not only available to students but to any individual. The carrer center offers mock interviews, assistance with résumés and cover letters, and career advising.
Career planning assistant Marilyn Cunningham said, “In my opinion, the ultimate goal of our department is to assist students and help community members secure employment and/or internship opportunities.” The Career Development Center also holds events on campus, such as job fairs and workshops covering career-related skills.
Multicultural Center – S124
In the Multicultural Center, advisers tend to the needs of international students enrolled in classes on campus. Lau said: “The Multicultural Center is committed to the highest standard of performance in all areas of assessment and academic advising that affect students whose first language is not English.”
Tony Luke Thomas, recent Brookhaven College graduate and former international student, said the Multicultural Center is “the first place an international student goes … Apart from handling all our paperwork details, that’s where we get an academic plan that helps us finish our courses in the right time.” He said that together with providing information on what steps to take to transfer out, are probably the most useful things he found about them. “Over my time at Brookhaven, I got to know two advisers pretty well, and it helps to have that connection.”
Student Support Services – S136, S124
Student Support Services consists of three departments: Veterans Affairs. Disability Support and Counseling Services.
Dr. Rhonda Dalrymple, professional counselor in Student Support Services said the center “provides individual personal counseling for concerns such as stress management, depression, anxiety, or academic concerns such as test anxiety, study skills and time management.”
Disability Support Services is located in the same room as the Multicultural Center, S124. It coordinates assistance for students with disabilities, including registration and test taking.
Additionally, student veterans can visit the Veterans Affairs office for help utilizing GI Bill benefits. Veterans Affairs also offers tutoring, VA work studies and holds a college orientation specifically for student veterans.