Throughout the SSS experience, program participants will be assisted in setting educational and life goals and will understand the importance of completing an education in order to achieve those goals. Planning for the next step is vitally important and is helpful in staying motivated to finish a degree.
If you are planning to graduate from VSCC and transfer to a four-year institution, there are Advisor/Counselors available in the Advising Center to help you plan your transfer. Also, the SSS staff is willing to assist you in any way in order to make your transfer to another institution smooth. During each spring semester the Office of Admissions sponsors a Transfer Day activity. Area and regional colleges and universities come to the VSCC main campus to speak with interested students and to hand out information about the respective schools. Also, several representatives from surrounding colleges and universities are available at different times each semester in the Advising to speak with interested students.
Choosing a major that increases the likelihood of job placement after graduation is an important decision for students. Not only is this an important decision if you are graduating from VSCC and going straight to work in your chosen career field but it is also important if you are transferring to a four-year institution. During the time you are participating in the TRIO SSS program you will have the opportunity to complete several career assessments and speak with the TRIO SSS Counselor about the results. This will assist you greatly in determining your specific areas of interest and your aptitudes.
VSCC has for the past several years had a placement rate of 90% or higher of graduates from our Associate of Applied Science degree programs. If you will be pursuing your career upon graduation from VSCC please make sure that you maintain close contact with the Office of Career Placement. The Office of Career Placement can assist you with resume writing, interviewing techniques and the search for employment. Each year the Office of Career Placement sponsors a Career Fair. This is an opportunity for local area employers to provide information to students about their companies and the jobs they have to offer.