Student Success

Services

Our Staff

The Student Success Center team has a wealth of experience in academic advising, career development, and student services. The group of Student Success Advisors on staff includes masters-level professionals, licensed practitioners, and graduate assistants who are pursuing an advanced degree in a related field. All of our Student Success Advisors are credentialed Global Career Development Facilitators, and many are certified to administer and interpret standarized instruments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.

Academic Advising

The relationship you build with your Student Success Advisor can be key to reaching many of your goals and overcoming many challenges. Undeclared and GO students are assigned Student Success Advisors, but any student wanting advice and assistance is welcome. Get connected to on and off - campus resources, explore options for academic majors, and learn about opportunities to enhance your classroom experiences. Use our online Advising Network for an advising timeline, learning modules and forms most often used by students and academic advisors.

Career Coaching

Student Success Advisors can offer advice on how to begin creating a career path or to strengthen your marketability for a career already chosen. Make an appointment to determine the best course of action FOR YOU!

The plan may include:

Study Skills

Strengthen your skills and strategies for academic success by working with a Student Success Advisor. You can also download materials about effective academic strategies from our website to use on your own time and at your own pace.

Topics include:

  • Improving time management

  • Reading college textbooks effectively

  • Learning to take better notes on course material both inside and outside of the classroom

Navigating USM

Not sure what office or person to speak with? We can help! The staff of the Student Success Center will connect you personally to the person or department that is most appropriate for your needs and concerns.

Contact Us

An advisor can be found at any one of the three Student Success Centers. Need more info? E-mail: studentsuccess@usm.maine.edu or click here to meet the Student Success staff.