Alma College provides a wide range of developmental and remedial services designed to enhance the ability of students to participate in and benefit from their total college experience. Some of the services provided include individual and group counseling for personal, educational and career concerns; academic support services; major exploration and career services.
At the time of the printing of this Catalog, student support and career services are being expanded and the responsible offices will be established by Fall 2007. For additional information on these services, please contact the Provost's Office or the Student Life Office.
Academic Support. Alma College offers a variety of programs on transitioning into campus life, academic assistance, major and minor exploration, career development and providing support to students throughout each year of their campus life.
Student Disability Services. Alma College is committed to helping qualified students with disabilities succeed in its challenging academic environment. For further information, please see Alma College's policy on learning disabilities in the Student Handbook and the Manual of Organization and Operation.
Personal Counseling. Through the normal process of growth and development, individuals often experience concerns about themselves or their relationships with others. The College has trained staff to assist with transitional, personal and academic concerns. Personal counseling is available for students concerned with relationships, peer, family, roommate or transition issues.
Internship and Off-Campus Opportunities. All students are encouraged to consider seeking a practicum or internship during their years at Alma. Whether paid or unpaid, credit-bearing or not, such opportunities provide students with valuable experience which assists them in clarifying career interests as well as obtaining employment after graduation. Alma assists students to identify experiences such as off-campus studies, internships or research opportunities that will prepare them for their post-Alma goals.
Career Services. The College provides extensive career services for students, including individual assistance developing a job search plan, cover letters, resumes and graduate-school applications. Throughout the year, programs on job search strategies, applying to graduate schools and effective interviewing techniques are offered, as well as individual assistance on a variety of career-related topics.