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Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) curriculum is supported by the LEEP Student Success Network, a constellation of academic advising and support staff that complements the work of faculty advisers.

Throughout students’ academic experience and career development, they may connect with advisers in the following offices for sustained and coordinated guidance.

The Academic Advising Center helps undergraduate students plan their academic programs and navigate registration processes, credit evaluations and transfers, University policies, graduate school eligibility, self-designed majors, and more. The Center also administers faculty advising evaluations and supports faculty advising of the LEEP curricular experience.

All incoming first year students begin their Clark journey with an assigned summer adviser in the Academic Advising Center who helps them select first semester courses, including a First-Year Intensive (FYI) course. After a student has registered for classes, the FYI professor becomes the student’s pre-major adviser. When the student has formally declared a major, typically in the sophomore year, the pre-major adviser is replaced by faculty advisers in the student’s major department and supported by faculty advisers for minors and interdisciplinary concentrations.

For more information, contact Evette Walters, Interim Director of Academic Advising | ewalters@clarku.edu.

For appointments, contact the center at Advising@clarku.edu.

Career Connections Center offers undergraduate students a suite of resources to explore, prepare for and develop their post-graduation plans. Career Connection Center advisers help students clarify their life after Clark path and develop a general strategy for moving forward. Through the Career Connections Center, starting in the first year, students can find a job or internship, connect with employers and alumni career professionals, work on their resumes, practice interview skills, obtain advice, research careers, and much more. Our offices include:

  • Career Development (drop-in hours at the Career Lab Monday through Thursday, noon-4 p.m.)
  • ClarkCONNECT
  • On-campus student employment
  • Project, Internship, and Research Funding
  • Employer Engagement

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The Community Engagement and Volunteering Center supports Clark’s commitment to the community by connecting students with local organizations for community-based learning courses, volunteerism, and internships. They also coordinate co-curricular programming that helps students develop knowledge and skills for socially responsible, global citizenship.

For more information, visit clarku.edu/community or contact Ben Gardner, Associate Director bgardner@clarku.edu.

Peer Success Advising and Tutoring provides drop-in support in academic skill building for students who are seeking to improve time management, organization, and study skills. This program also provides support for additional non-quantitative courses such as biology, chemistry, and computer science. These services are available in the Academic Support Center (Academic Commons 104), and a detailed schedule is also available on the Office for Academic Support website.

For more information, contact Cherilyn Bonin, Director of the Office for Academic Support | cbonin@clarku.edu.

Clark University encourages students to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships to advance their research, teaching, and career trajectories. The Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships Office will advise and assist interested students in the various phases of the application process, from planning, writing personal statements and proposals, to interviewing.

For more information, contact Jessica Bane Robert, Director | jrobert@clarku.edu.

The Quantitative Skills Center (or “Q Center”) provides drop-in one-on-one peer tutoring in math and statistics subjects. The center is located within the Academic Support Center (Academic Commons 104), and a detailed schedule is available on the Office for Academic Support website.

For more information, contact Cherilyn Bonin, Director of the Office for Academic Support | cbonin@clarku.edu.

Clark University’s Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support for qualified students who seek accommodations due to a documented disability. SAS reviews accommodations requests, documentation, and approves reasonable accommodations for enrolled students. SAS is located in the Alumni and Student Engagement Center. The goal of SAS is to make sure that students with documented disabilities are afforded the opportunity to achieve their potential both in and out of the classroom by insuring equal access through reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

For more information, contact Thomas Sawicki, Director | tsawicki@clarku.edu.

The Office of Study Abroad and Away Programs connect students with opportunities that align their academic and co-curricular interests with credit bearing experiences beyond the Worcester campus. The staff works with students to identify, apply for, and participate in one of our more than 50 programs approved around the globe, including in Boston and Washington, D.C. Students studying abroad or away must fill out an “Intent to Study Abroad” form at least one year in advance, attend a Study Abroad 101 session and have declared a major in order to be eligible.

For more information, visit our website or contact studyabroad@clarku.edu. | Alissa Kramer, Director

The Writing Center offers students one-to-one assistance with any piece of writing at any stage of the writing process. Conferences can focus on all aspects of writing: from grammar and style to thesis development and overall organization.

Visit https://clarku.mywconline.com to make an appointment.

For more information, contact Jennifer Plante, Director of the Writing Center | jplante@clarku.edu.

How does the First-Year Experience Program work for students?