Support Student Support!

You are the mighty instructor! You wield a powerful presence in your students’ lives, offering education and enabling growth. As a sorcerer of learning, it’s no wonder students turn to you for guidance in their academic or professional careers.

SuperSupportBut … what if you’re unable to help? You don’t want to let them down, and you certainly don’t want to give inferior advice or assistance. Here’s the exciting part – not only does Macomb employ knowledgeable faculty; the college also has a great number of support staff dedicated to helping students in their courses, their degrees, and even their future careers! And even though students may know about these departments, it may be easier for them to go to a teacher they know and trust.

Our advice? Check out the list below and get to know the student support areas at Macomb.

Career Services 
Helps students with:
Finding an internship or job and preparing application resources.
Location:
Center Campus H-109 and South Campus S-147
Phone Number:
 586.445.7321
Email Address:
careerservices@macomb.edu
Editor’s Suggestion: 
Students will be best helped if they come to career services with a USB containing a resume, or at least a summary of their work and educational history.

Counseling and Academic Advising
Helps students with:
 Choosing courses and transferring credits.
Location:
Center Campus H-103 and South Campus H-316
Phone Number:
Center Campus 586.286.2228 and South Campus 586.445.7211
Email Address:
askanadvisor@macomb.edu
Editor’s Suggestion:
 One of the most helpful resources a counselor can provide for students is a degree plan. Whether the student is planning on earning an Associate’s Degree at Macomb or transferring credits to a university, he or she would benefit from having this information on hand.

Financial Aid
Helps students with:
Scholarship and monetary aid information.
Location:
Center Campus G-130 and South Campus H-305
Phone Number:
586.445.7228
Email Address:
finaid@macomb.edu
Editor’s Suggestion: 
It’s important for students to be aware of the aid that is available and the consequences for misusing it. Those who receive grants or scholarships can find themselves owing the government their aid money if they drop a class or fail to earn a passing grade.

Library
Helps students with:
Researching for a paper or project.
Location:
Center Campus C Building and South Campus J Building
Phone Number:
Center Campus 586.286.2104 and South Campus 586.445.7401
Email Address:
libraryaccess@macomb.edu
Editor’s Suggestion:
 Schedule a guest visit from a librarian when you first introduce a research assignment. He or she can demonstrate how to access the wealth of information stored within Macomb’s databases and entice students to drop by for a visit.

Tutoring Sessions
Helps students with:
Understanding course concepts, studying and completing homework.
Location:
Center Campus C-116 and South Campus J-325
Phone Number:
Center Campus 586.286.2203 and South Campus 586.445.7400
Email Address:
tutor@macomb.edu
Editor’s Suggestion: 
Before you suggest Tutoring Sessions to your students, check the Group Tutoring Schedules page on the MyMacomb Portal and look at what times, days, and campuses tutoring is offered for your course.

(Click here to download the handout version of this information.)

One last tip – If you can, visit these departments and meet some of the staff. Get to know them on an individual basis. Citing specific staff members as particularly helpful when talking to students will make your suggestions all the more reliable; giving these staff members names helps eliminate their intimidating anonymity.

Are there any student support services we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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