9 Surprising Student Resources You Didn’t Know Rasmussen College Offered
You might think of school as not much more than just attending classes and completing coursework, but there’s a ton going on in the periphery to make sure students succeed. Colleges have plenty of resources available to their students, both online and on campus. Whether you’ve got a technical problem with your device or you’re just in need of some writing advice, there’s a team of experts and resources at your school that will help maximize your return on investment.
At Rasmussen College, students and graduates have lots of options available. From chatting live with a career services advisor to 24/7 technical support, there are resources at the ready to help make your student journey a success.
“Our team of dedicated advisors serves as the student’s primary point of contact, with useful guidance and advice,” says Lamont Allen, Rasmussen College’s assistant vice president of student affairs. “They can also act as a liaison between the student and other departments.”
9 Student resources you might not have heard about:
1. Online tutoring services
Students can access academic assistance and tutoring from anywhere—day or night. Rasmussen College’s online services include 24/7 math help, tutoring assistance, a writing lab to help with papers or other assignments, archived tutoring sessions and flash cards to help study for upcoming tests and quizzes.
2. Live chat with a librarian
Whether you’re having issues with findings sources for a paper or you need assistance with proper citations, you can count on one of the College’s online librarians to help. Before beginning your live chat, sign in with your Rasmussen College email address and let the librarian know you’re a student. From there, you’ll have access to their wealth of knowledge and expertise.
3. Library & Learning Services live webinars
The Library and Learning Services (LLS) team offers periodic live webinars with topics of interest to the College’s new students like mastering technology, time management, test-taking skills, APA citations, online library resources and using the NoodleBib citation builder. Can’t make it during the scheduled time? No worries—each webinar is recorded during the live session and is available the next day for viewing on the Webinar Series Guide.
4. Career Services
Rasmussen College offers Career Services support to all students, with a wide variety of self-service resources like resume-building, interviewing techniques and job search strategies available through the Student Portal. They’re a valuable resource to train and empower students and graduates in their job search—providing valuable resources to help them succeed.
Career Services Advisors (CSAs) help you navigate Rasmussen College’s online tools and resources, with informative webinars, career fairs and services like JobConnect. You can connect with a CSA by using the live chat feature via the Student Portal or scheduling a mini appointment via email.
Rasmussen College’s own online employment database, JobConnect, is a free, easy-to-use resource that features job postings in campus communities and across the nation. It’s also available as an app, so you can search postings anywhere.
Career Explorer is another part of JobConnect. It’s linked to O*Net Online, a career exploration resource hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor. Career Explorer allows you to research your field, incorporate keywords into your resume and seek out transferable skills.
In addition to JobConnect, Rasmussen College students and alumni can utilize LiquidCompass to search for more job openings, primarily in healthcare organizations.
This resource provides an entire suite of career-launching tools to help guide students and graduates through their career search. Numerous templates help you develop your resume and cover letters in order to maximize your hiring potential. OptimalResume also walks you through creating important portfolio documents, which aligns with some of the College’s capstone courses.
OptimalResume also incorporates a mock interview tool where you can record yourself answering questions from a virtual coach. You can then send the recording, resumes and cover letters, etc. to a career services advisor, who will review your work and provide feedback.
7. Virtual Career Fair
Looking to make connections with future employers? Then you don’t want to miss the Virtual Career Fair at Rasmussen College. Network with local, regional and national employers, interact directly with career development professionals and attend mini, career-focused workshops—all free of charge and open to the public.
8. Quarterly job-search strategy webinars
The career services team produces quarterly job-search strategy webinars for students and alumni on a variety of career-related topics. Some of the topics include interviewing, LinkedIn tutorials, resume writing and career fair preparation. The webinars are broadcast live and later hosted on the College Life Blog, as well as Rasmussen College’s YouTube channel.
9. Personal Support Center
There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with technical difficulties in the midst of an important assignment. Whether it’s the dead of night or middle of the afternoon, the College’s support specialists are your first line of technical support. The Personal Support Center is available 24/7 to assist you with everything from software installation and online course access to password resets and other troubleshooting issues.
Rely on your resources
If you’re a new or returning student, it might be overwhelming as you start your next educational chapter, but there are lots of tools and support available to you—online and on campus. Make the most out of your college career and beyond by tapping into the team of experts at Rasmussen College.
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