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Vanguard’s Support Team is Here for You

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Last week, we posted a blog about Commencement Excitement and the support team that each student has at home.  This week, I wanted to remind every SPS student that you also have a support team here at Vanguard University.  I used to be the assistant for a few shared Student Life offices:  the Career Center, Counseling Center, and Office of Disability Services.  Did you know each of these offices is here for all Vanguard students, including you?


Counseling CenterVanguard’s Counseling Center is the perfect resource to help adult learners cope with the stress of balancing family, job, and school.  The therapists are psychology graduate students and have similar schedules to yours, including evenings and possibly weekends.  You may request an appointment by filling out the online application or email your questions to counselingcenter@vanguard.edu.  The Counseling Center is located in Scott, right across from the SPS Office.

 

Career CenterOur Career Services staff loves meeting with SPS students since you have already been out there working.  Career Services offers resume and cover letter assistance to help you on the way.  Schedule a mock interview before you need it, to hone those conversation skills and help you with your 30-second elevator speech.  Don’t know what a 30-second elevator speech is?  Make an appointment by emailing careercenter@vanguard.edu to find out.  The Career Services Center used to share the office with the Counseling Center, but they have relocated to the first floor of the Smith Building next to Newport Boulevard.  The office is open until 6:00 pm on weekdays or 7:00 pm by appointment.

 

Office of Disability ServicesDo you have a documented physical or learning disability?  Did you break your leg just before midterms or have another short-term disability?  The Office of Disability Services is here to help.  Email disabilityservices@vanguard.edu to set an appointment and let the Office of Disability Services work with your professors and Vanguard staff to help you succeed.  You will need a note from your healthcare provider which states your diagnosis and recommended accommodations; our staff will take it from there and will keep the details confidential.  The Office of Disability Services shares their office with the Counseling Center on the second floor of Scott, next to SPS.

From the SPS website, you can always click on the Student Center page on the sps.vanguard.edu for these and other offices on the Vanguard team.  Go Lions!

Have you been helped by one of these offices?

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