Step 6A - FT MBA
Academic Success & Campus Support Services
The Mihaylo Graduate Business Program's priority is to help you prepare for and graduate from college. Student success represents academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities, satisfaction, acquisition of desired knowledge, skills, and competencies, persistence, and attainment of educational objectives (Kuh, Kinzie, Buckley, Bridges, & Hayek, 2007).
At Cal State Fullerton there are several departments on campus to facilitate your success. In addition, our office has created a Resource Guide that includes a list with contact information for multiple departments on campus that can assist you with your success here at Cal State Fullerton. We have highlighted some areas on campus; so please take a minute to read through each of the services offered.
Academic Support Services - Graduate Studies, EPOCHS
Graduate Studies offers
Graduate Academic Support Services and has Graduate Learning
Specialists devoted exclusively to tutoring and coaching graduate students.
Graduate Learning Specialists also specialize in building study skills for
those that are on academic probation. Graduate Learning Specialists
are available for free! Graduate Learning Specialists are devoted
exclusively to coaching graduate students in graduate-level academic skills
including studying, presenting, and writing. They also specialize in
helping those that are on academic probation.
In addition, throughout the semester you will find workshops tailored to the specific needs of graduate students. Past topics have included: Making and giving effective presentations; Overcoming Writer's Block; Citation vs. plagiarism; Editing for coherence and cohesion in writing; Building a CV; Effective communication in collaboration
Introducing the Graduate Learning Specialists click here:
- Dr. Gerardo Arellano | email@example.com
- Gina Armendariz | firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Donley | email@example.com
To schedule an appointment please contact Catalina Olvera at (657) 278-4976 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details on upcoming services check out the Graduate Studies support website. (This service is funded by EPOCHS grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education awarded to Office of Graduate Studies)
Counseling Services and Student Health
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) strives to help students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Counselors can help students improve coping skills, strengthen personal relationships, navigate the college transition, recover from traumatic experiences, and engage in self-exploration. CAPS offers brief counseling for individuals and couples, group counseling, psychiatric services, referrals, crisis intervention, and workshops to eligible CSUF students.
CAPS staff members are required by law and professional ethics to protect the confidentiality of all communications with clients. Client information and client records cannot be released to anyone outside of CAPS without the client’s written permission. Client records are kept separate from academic, administrative, disciplinary, and medical records. No information about a client’s contact with CAPS (including whether a student is a client at CAPS) is released without the written consent of the client.
Disability Support Services (DSS)
The mission of the Office of Disability Support Services at California State University, Fullerton is to increase access and retention for students with permanent and temporary disabilities by ensuring equitable treatment in all aspects of campus life. The program acts as a catalyst and agent for compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations mandating equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities. Disabled Student Services provides co-curricular and academically related services which empower students with disabilities to achieve academic and personal self-determination.
Graduate Programs Mentoring Program for Graduate Students (EPOCHS)
CSUF's Faculty/Graduate Student Mentoring Program, established in 2011 and sponsored by EPOCHS (Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Opportunities at CSUF for Hispanic Students), a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, aims at helping graduate students—in collaboration with their professors—grow academically, professionally, and personally. The Mentoring Program differs from "regular" academic advising in that students and faculty participate in mutually beneficial relationships by discussing research, career development, and "life" in graduate school. The Mentoring Program is a joint effort between students, faculty, and administrative staff. NOTE: There are a limited number of mentee slots available. In addition you can find online the Disabled Student Services Handbook
This service is funded by EPOCHS grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education awarded to Office of Graduate Studies
Health Awareness & Medical Services
The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) is the organization responsible for the health care of the students on campus. The SHCC is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care. the mission of the Student Health and Counseling Center is to improve and support the overall health and wellness of all CSUF students. The Student Health and Counseling Center offers basic medical services, physical therapy and sports rehabilitation, as well as a variety of specialty services – all right here on campus!
In addition, part of living a healthy life is a healthy diet and exercising regularly. There are a variety of dining options on campus please check them out and check out the Gastronome. As part of your tuition the Student Recreation Center offers you racquet ball, basketball, and volleyball courts; drop in fitness classes, free weights, stationary machines, a pool, and a rock wall.
International Programs Office
The Office of International Programs is dedicated to promoting the exchange of knowledge and experiences within the multicultural campus community and with the world at large. IEE provides information and assistance to (i) international and exchange students attending Cal State Fullerton; (ii) CSUF students planning to study abroad; and (iii) exchange visitors including research scholars and visiting professors.
The mission of IEE as a collaborative and creative resource center for the campus and community, is to strive to:
- Provide a welcoming environment for international students, faculty and visitors transitioning between countries and cultures;
- Uphold the highest professional standards in an environment of mutual understanding and respect;
- Empower students to reach their full educational and professional potential through participation in international and intercultural experiences.
Veterans Student Services
Veterans Student Services (VSS) assists veterans at CSUF in successfully navigating the academic environment through guidance, support services, and resources. Transitioning from military service to university life presents challenges and stressors not experienced by the general university population. Therefore, VSS is committed to providing personalized services to veterans from the orientation to graduation. The primary goal is to provide seamless transition for veterans and to assist them in becoming engaged and well prepared citizens in the community.
The WoMen's Center
The WoMen's center provides programs, conferences, workshops, counseling, groups, advocacy and research opportunities for students in the university community as well as community members. Both women and men are encouraged to utilize the center and contribute to its mission to disseminate information on the status of women and men in society. The center functions to provide a fair set of programs on gender awareness as well as issues with which women and men struggle in society.
The Women's Center and the Human Services Department collaborated to create a brand new service for our students and staff: Universityblues.org. This website, was designed to assist students who are confronted with emotional and social problems that might, if left unaddressed, result in students leaving school. If you have an emergency, please call 911.