Students are always looking for options to finance their career because they have such an opportunity to learn through our courses and experiences. And these courses have the opportunity for you to experience first-hand the real world of the field.
We have two major opportunities that help students find funding for their programs. For our freshman and sophomore programs, students can seek funding for their curriculum with either a capstone or culminating experience (visit
SoFi to get all the options). We offer caps and culminating experiences across all of our programs. Each year, we are also able to match up to 60 percent of a student’s tuition funding for programs that have a cap or culminating experience component. We also offer a variety of other funding opportunities, such as work study and internships. Students will have a variety of options in order to complete their degree requirements.
The Career College offers a variety of networking, mentoring, and resume development activities. Students are encouraged to visit CareerCourses.org to learn more. Please be aware that the Career College operates a 2.0 GPA, but does not control graduation policies. This is in alignment with the University of Rochester community expectations and our general understanding of the legal requirements of a 2.0 GPA. Students should consult with their advisor as to how they wish to pursue their degree requirements. “The Career College is also dedicated to providing students with quality advising and advising services. In order to give students the best possible service, the Career College will attempt to provide students a faculty advisor for all of their classes. The Career College will also strive to help students with any other questions they may have about their courses, which may involve advising or academic work. Students can also expect to receive guidance on what to expect on a daily basis during the first two to three weeks after first enrolling and during most, if not all, classes each semester. If the student wishes to do so, they may contact an appropriate faculty advisor from the Career College who will be able to assist in that process.
The Career College has a dedicated Office of Student Services who provide students with guidance and support.
I wish it were only that simple. We’re not talking about the student advising department. We’re not talking about the Dean of Admissions. We’re not talking about the office that assists students in their applications to grad school.
We’re talking about the faculty advisor who is supposed to be someone you can talk to as a peer.
We’re talking about someone who is supposed to provide your guidance in the first few weeks after you graduate. How could such a person possibly be a threat to your mental health?
The people who got us this far have been pretty honest in their assessment of how little support their colleagues actually receive. You’ll notice that I don’t include the faculty advisor in the list. I did this to encourage the community to step up and be the resource we need. We should not leave our colleagues to be the burden of a community that is otherwise so much better at providing our students with support.