Connect with our Advocates, a community of mentors that support and promote student academic success. Advocates are available to answer questions and provide the guidance to connect you with our college resources.
LOCATION: Student Services Wing - Student Success Center (Upper Level)
Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 - 5:00p.m.
(WALK-IN Hours Monday, Thursday 8:30 - 4:30)
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 - 7:00 p.m.
(WALK-IN Hours Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 - 6:30)
Offers advising, guidance and career assessments for those who need assistance in career decision- making; help with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, job shadowing, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Orientation for new students, course selection, program planning, college transfer guidance, pre-graduation audits, and personal counseling referrals.
Credit for Prior Learning
Coordinates the assessment of previous experiences such as work place training, seminars, military services and hobbies that may qualify for college credit. Help clarify educational goals and review educational plan.
Academic monitoring; Achievement celebrations; Financial Aid Advising; Peer mentoring; and visits to WMU are additional benefits.
Internships and Apprenticeships
Arranges supervised, on-the-job learning experiences with local businesses. Assists students interested in employment with the goal of becoming an apprentice. Encourages students to volunteer as a way to increase their career opportunities and build their resume while benefiting their community.
Offers a variety of services to enhance student learning and create independent learners. Assistance is available in math, reading, writing, business, sciences, study skills, foreign languages, economics, computers, and other academic areas on a drop-in basis and by appointment. One-on-one and group tutoring is available as well as course specific study groups and workshops.
Links students to resources that will enrich their college experience and helps them find solutions to housing, personal finance, time management, nutrition and health related issues.
Provides individualized assistance and academic accommodations for students with documented physical, learning, or psychiatric disabilities.
Student Activities and Organizations
Offers fun and educational activities for students, including stress relief days, visiting authors and speakers, and workshops designed for financial and personal wellbeing. You are invited to join one of our many existing student organizations or start one of your own.
Student Strengths Development
Uses the Gallup Strengths Quest tool to help students discover their “Top Five” strengths and apply those strengths in academics, career planning, and personal goal setting. Help students develop and apply their strengths through coaching and employability skills development.
Student Veterans Support
Assists students who have served in the Armed Forces, the Reserves or the Guard to access resources at the college and in the community. The office is dedicated to identifying individual needs to ease the transition into school.
Offers a mentoring partnership with students, providing one-on-one support and guidance to ensure student success. Assists by providing updates on academic progress, appropriate referrals to departments and services, educational action plans, and coaching for strategic time management and goal setting.
Administers tests for Kalamazoo Valley students and the community: including COMPASS (placement assessment), make-up exams, on-line testing, exams taken for college credit, and as directed by instructor, and an assortment of nationally recognized tests.
Transfer Resource Services
Helps by offering information, referrals, campus tours and services to assist students in successfully transferring to Michigan colleges or universities during or after completing their education at Kalamazoo Valley.