After Graduation Goals
Planning for the time to follow graduation is an important aspect of TRiO Student Support Services. Students are encouraged to explore and investigate future options that may further enhance personal goals and achievements by working with their Peer Coaches and staff members.
TRiO SSS actively promotes the investigation of graduate school options for its participants. Students are invited to participate in TRiO SSS-sponsored graduate school visitations, attend the APSU Career Fair & Professional Schools Day, attend the Nashville Area College-to-Career Fair and Teacher Recruitment Fair, and/or individualized sessions with TRiO SSS staff in coordination with other campus resources. Resources for students on the Council of Graduate Schools provide general information about the graduate school process. TRiO SSS encourages students to seek assistance and ask questions from program staff members as future options for the time after graduation are considered.
Choosing a major that increases the likelihood of job placement after graduation is an important decision for students. When a student is first starting their academic program, personalized emphasis is placed on making academic progress in a degree program that will ultimately lead to job placement after graduation. Students in TRiO SSS are encouraged by program staff to utilize campus resources that will increase the likelihood of job placement after graduation. TRiO Student Support Services facilitates student interaction with Counseling Services, Career Services, and other services to explore choosing a major, identifying career interests, developing a resume and understanding their major that will assist in the job search.