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We will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally, and our caring and knowledgeable staff will be by your side to support you every step of the way.

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    You have a team of dedicated advisors who will help you explore majors and map out your academic career. Our academic advisors are available to all students and can help with scheduling classes, time management, college adjustment, study habits, becoming the best version of yourself and more. Meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester to plan your classes.

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    Visit the Career Development Center as early as your freshman year to take advantage of the many services available, including career assessments. We'll take time to explore your personal values, interests and skills, so our coaches can match you with a career path that fits your goals. The team at the Career Development Center can also lend a hand with interview techniques, resume building and networking with employers. Every year, thousands of jobs are posted directly to our students and hundreds of employers interview our students on campus.

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    Technology is central to your success, and we support even your personal devices. The Help Desk can help you set up your Global ID, connect to Wi-Fi, access Microsoft Office 365, access Blackboard (where instructors will post course materials, tests and quizzes, and grades), see your PrintQ balance and more. The Help Desk is available by chat, phone or in person at Park Library 101. Personal computers and/or mobile devices can be repaired by Help Desk employees and on-site Technical Service technicians for a nominal fee.

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    Our Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) can help with everything from basic algebra to intermediate-level statistics. Tutoring focuses on MTH 101-132, MTH 233 & above, STA 282/382, BUS 300, PSY 211 and SOC 200. Locations include Park Library and the Towers residence hall complex.

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    Trying to determine if an online course is right for you? The Online Learning Resource Center can help you decide. For the thousands of students taking an online course, the term online never means on your own. CMU faculty and staff work to accommodate your busy schedule and assist you every step of your journey with a variety of support services at your fingertips.

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    The Charles V. Park library offers more than books you can check out. You’ll likely meet for group study sessions in a study room. One of our desks or lounge chairs will become “your” reading spot. And if you need to access our services from anywhere, you’ll appreciate thousands of electronic articles and books you can download with your global ID and password. Staff at the library look forward to helping you.

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    We can help you achieve independence, academic success and career goals. Student Disability Services is committed to providing the academic accommodations and auxiliary aids necessary to ensure access to all university services, programs and activities.

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    Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available for students taking challenging classes. If SI is offered for your class, you can attend a series of review sessions, led by an SI leader, who creates a review based on the instructor’s lecture.

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    ​Free tutoring is available in many subjects and classes. Check the tutoring website for times and locations of tutoring in these subjects: accounting, chemistry, computer science, geology, physics and psychology. For one-to-one tutoring and to request a tutor in other subjects not listed here, visit Academic Advising and Assistance in Ronan 250. The Mathematics Assistance Center and Writing Center specialize in those services for these core subjects.

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    The Veterans' Resource Center helps active military and veteran students get the most out of their experience here. This includes assistance in accessing educational benefits and building academic and social networks. We help you make the transition from military environments to our centers across the U.S., our main campus or online learning.

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    Our Writing Center assists with any writing, at any level, from any discipline. You can come in with only your assignment and brainstorm, or you can come in with your final paper and polish. The Writing Center is located in Park Library 360. You can also access Writing Center help online.

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