Academic Support Services
The Academic Advising Center
The Academic Advising Center provides:
- Information about academic programs and policies.
- Assistance exploring or clarifying choice of major.
- Special advisors to help students who encounter academic difficulties strategize ways to improve their performance
- Evaluation of transfer courses and assessment of credits awarded.
- Information about petitioning the College Board for exceptions to academic policies.
- Advice and counseling regarding learning or physical disabilities.
- Assistance in conveying information about special needs to professors.
- Assistance in obtaining academic and classroom accommodations, if needed.
The Career Services Office offers:
- Help clarifying career goals by assessing interests, skills, and strengths in consultation with a career counselor.
- The Clark Career Exploration Program, a comprehensive plan designed to introduce students to a variety of liberal arts career options beginning in their first year.
- Free career or graduate school advising/counseling sessions throughout all four years of study at Clark and beyond.
- Talks by alumni about their careers through targeted career panels.
- Access to the Career Library, which contains information on career fields and graduate study.
- A variety of career-related workshops designed to assist students in all aspects of job-search readiness.
- Information on internship opportunities.
- Prelaw advising to help map out strategies for choosing and applying to law school.
- Meetings with representatives at on campus Career Fairs, Graduate School Fairs, and Law Fairs to discuss opportunities after graduation.
- Assistance preparing resumes and cover letters.
- Mock interviews with a counselor to prepare for real interviews.
- Networking events on and off campus to learn how to network effectively.
- Connections with employers through on-campus and off-campus recruiting.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides:
- Assistance with writing for any class in any discipline, at all stages of the writing process (trying to understand a writing assignment, brainstorming, composing, getting un-stuck, writing, revising, seeking citation information, editing, proofreading).
- Free, hour-long conferences with graduate-student writing consultants.
- Help revising personal statements, resumes, cover letters, study abroad and internship applications.
- Practice test strategies for the reading and writing questions on the Massachusetts Teacher Test or other standardized examinations (GMAT, GRE, etc.).
The Office of Study Abroad assists students in:
- Exploring the various options available for studying abroad and selecting the program that best matches a student’s interests.
- Negotiating the application process.
- Preparing for experiences abroad through pre-departure workshops.
- Selecting appropriate courses to take while abroad and registering for Clark courses to be taken upon one’s return.
- Facilitating contact with appropriate faculty.
- Maintaining contact with Clark while studying abroad.
- Insuring that academic credits completed abroad are evaluated and posted to the student’s Clark record.
- Addressing re-entry issues upon request and helping incorporate study abroad experiences into future plans.
Academic Advising x7468
Career Services x7258
Writing Center x7405
Study Abroad x7363