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To help our students achieve success, we offer a number of services that target academic and personal needs. Students in Project SUCCESS use some or all of these services depending on their own goals.
Academic Advising and Support
Project SUCCESS staff aid students by providing academic support and course advising. Prior to registration each semester, participants are encouraged to meet with their coordinator for an academic planning meeting. In this meeting students and their coordinator discuss potential schedules for the upcoming semester and courses needed for graduation and transfer.
Drop-In Tutoring: Project SUCCESS hires drop-in tutors each semester to work directly with PS participants. PS students can stop by to see the drop-in tutors for assistance in virtually any subject area. The tutors are also able to assist participants with study tips, note-taking, and computer basics.
Additional Tutoring Hours: The campus Peer Tutoring program is available to all students for one free tutoring hour a week for each course in which a student is enrolled. Project SUCCESS students can utilize additional tutoring hours by speaking with his/her Program Coordinator. Participants may eligible for up to three additional tutoring hours each week per class.
As part of our goal to assist students in graduating from Jefferson College and transferring to a 4-year college or university, Project SUCCESS Coordinators offer transfer counseling and assistance to participants. This assistance includes research of potential transfer institutions, academic planning and course selection to ensure transferability of classes taken at Jefferson College, guidance in scholarship search, financial aid application assistance, transfer portfolios, and campus visits to St. Louis-area colleges and universities.
Project SUCCESS regularly visits local four-year institutions each semester. Program participants are encouraged to attend these campus visits and benefit from the information given on the campus tours. It's a great way to learn more about schools in your area rather than simply depending on brochures, catalogs, or websites. Many of our program participants have changed their minds about transfer schools just by attending a campus visit.
Project SUCCESS staff understand that many of our students attend school, work and have families, which can be stressful to a college student. We like to help our participants by offering a variety of services that focus on one's emotional well-being as well as academic success. In addition to the support students receive from Project SUCCESS staff, the College offers professional counseling. Please contact the COMTREA counselor on campus at 636/481.3000 extension 3209 or 3215.
Cultural Events and Trips
Each semester Project SUCCESS organizes a field trip for participants. These trips are a terrific way of getting to know other students participating in the program. Students will have the opportunity to experience something new and to explore the community and city around them. The cultural field trips are free to active participants in Project SUCCESS.
A wide variety of topics are covered in workshops each semester. The workshops are intended to assist students in accessing information, as well as learning from their peers in the program, about strategies and resources that will work for them. Some of the workshop topics include financial literacy, study skills, stress management, and transfer assistance.
Employment Services at Jefferson College is an invaluable resource to Jefferson College students and area residents searching for positions in the workforce. Project SUCCESS works with the Employment Services office to provide participants information on resume writing and interviewing techniques.
Team TRIO is a fantastic leadership opportunity which can add a great deal to the Jefferson College experience. Team TRIO members are consulted when decisions made by Project SUCCESS staff are directly related to enhancing participants' experience in the program, such as our transfer visits, cultural events and workshop topics. Team TRIO members also have the opportunity to mentor new students, while being mentored by Jefferson College leaders.
GUD 140: Community Exploration: Understanding Diversity through Service
The focus of Community Exploration is to gain a richer understanding of diversity in one’s community through the participation in 10 Service-Learning hours and through in-class lectures and activities. This course is designed to encourage students to develop the leadership skills and a pluralistic worldview necessary to be successful in today’s global society and market. This course is offered free to Project SUCCESS participants.