The Academic and Career Advising office is an important resource for every Salt Lake Community College student. No matter how far along a student may be in their SLCC journey, advisors can offer guidance in whatever direction a student needs in order to succeed.
General advising is available for walk-ins or appointments at the Taylorsville and South City campuses. These advisors can answer many questions students have about different degrees, or offer referrals to other departments for any specific problems or questions.
Elizete Bond, one of the advisors at SLCC, says she is available to help in any way she can.
“We’re here first to guide students,” she says. “We guide them according to [their] major.”
General advisors can help with a variety of issues, from searching for a tutor to mapping out a course schedule. They can also share information on what kind of careers or transfer options are possible with a certain degree.
Program advisors are specific to a major; they give guidance and answer questions for a particular degree or course of study.
Program advisors are commonly located at the campus that houses a particular program. However, some of these advisors may be booked weeks in advance.
Bond says that students may have to schedule ahead and recommends they take their time and schedule an appointment early to avoid feeling rushed.
For those who are undecided on a major but have some ideas, career advisors can explain what a program or career in that area might be like and can help students decide if it might be right for them.
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Students who have very busy schedules and cannot visit an advisor during office hours can make use of online advising through email or online chat.
There are also several advisors – like Elizete Bond – who are bilingual and can help students with language barriers. These advisors are sensitive to the cultural and social issues these students may face and can help them succeed.
Any student who has questions may contact Academic and Career Advising for more information.