Being a full-time adult student can be challenging, especially when you are juggling other responsibilities. Sometimes trying to handle everything else in your life as well as studying and coming to class each day can seem overwhelming or even impossible. The Career Counselor assists students with managing or overcoming things in their lives that might make succeeding in school or in the workplace difficult.
Hurdles in any area of life can get in the way of your ability to do well in school and at work. It's important to address practical issues like finances, housing, medical and dental care, child care, and transportation so that you can maintain good attendance and concentrate on your studies. Some students need help with time management in order to fit their studies in and get to class on time; still others need to learn how to balance their responsibilities in order to be happy and successful in school, at home, and at work.
Your personal life can impact your ability to succeed in school and in your career, too. Things like your attitude, your moods, your mental health, your coping skills, your resources and support systems, personal losses or struggles of various kinds, low self-esteem, and alcohol or drug abuse or addiction can all have an effect on your ability to succeed at school and in your chosen career.
If you need guidance or referrals to prevent, manage, or overcome any type of barrier, please contact the Career Counselor for assistance.