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Great Advice: Three Ways Advising Helps College Students

January 31, 2018

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Welcome to college! You’ve done the heavy lifting of completing your college search, applying, and being accepted, but for many students, the first day of college classes leaves them wondering what to do next.

With a host of educational and extra-curricular decisions to make, it’s important that students are armed with the valuable information they need to help them take the next steps on their journey to graduation.

That’s why advisors are so important; they’ve been there, done that and can equip students with the resources they need to succeed. At GGC, academic advisors play a key role in student success. Learn how your advisor can help:

  1. Match your strengths and interests with opportunities at GGC
    If choosing a major has your head spinning, your advisor should be your first stop. Advisors can help you match your interests with the major or minor that’s a good fit. Get a head start by exploring degrees and programs at GGC.
  2. a young woman sits opposite a counsellor and chats happily . They are sitting on armchairs in the counsellor's office . The young woman is smiling as she listens to the advice.Understand and chart your requirements
    The road to commencement can be complicated, so having a clear plan of action can help you monitor and celebrate your progress. Don’t worry if you get off track a bit, your advisor is there to help you make the necessary changes to keep you moving toward your goals.
  3. Build important relationships
    Navigating college life can be tough, so it’s important to have someone you can call on when you need sound advice. Scheduling regular check-ins with your mentor can help you stay up-to-date on important changes and access the resources you need to succeed.
  4. GGC students can locate their mentor using DegreeWorks. Need help? Contact the Mentoring and Advising Center.