Career and Student Success Services provides resources and programs to foster student development, empowering students to identify and explore their academic and professional passions while acquiring the skills, experiences, and connections needed to meet and exceed their academic and professional goals.

  • Create equal opportunities for all students to learn and participate. Increase students’ knowledge of academic and professional success behaviors and habits. Increase access to and facilitate use of success resources at Columbia College as well as in the community.
  • Assist underprepared, prepared, and high-achieving students in developing the skills necessary to achieve their academic and professional goals.
  • Provide individual learning strategy instruction, ongoing support via peer mentoring assistance, and referral services for students seeking to improve their learning and communication skills.
  • Develop, support, and help implement college-wide learning initiatives, especially in the areas involving retention, at-risk student populations, and students on early alert status. 
  • Conduct outreach efforts to enhance the learning environment, including student workshops, classroom visits, presentations, fairs, and information sessions.
  • Provide individual student success coaching and career coaching support for all students, and individual staff advising for students on caseloads.
  • Career Coaching – Including individual career guidance and planning, resume critiques, mock interviews, and assistance finding and applying to internships, jobs, and graduate programs.
  • General Academic Advising with staff (major/minor selection, course withdrawal, medical withdrawal).
  • Academic Coaching and assistance w/accessing campus resources 
  • Peer Mentoring– Connect with a Peer Mentor for study skills, time management, and campus acclimation support
  • Academic Probation and Early Alert Recovery Guidance
  • Accessibility Accommodations- In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended 2008), Columbia College recognizes a student with a disability as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.  All reasonable accommodations are individualized, flexible and confidential based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment. To receive services, students must provide current documentation of their disability from a qualified health professional and complete an application for program eligibility. To make an appointment for accessibility accommodations, contact the Director of Student Success.


new student orientation - available dates

2024 New Student Orientation

Orientation Dates

Transfer Students: 

  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 9

New Students: 

  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 9

Contact Us

Navigate – Make appointments for career coaching, student success coaching, or staff academic advising 
Handshake – Search for employment opportunities, find resources, and register for events

Drop-in – Visit us in Edens Library Suite 109 or in the Center for Career and Professional Development