“I enjoy helping students get through roadblocks that might get in the way of their goals,” says Chris Emery, Student Success Advisor at South College. “Seeing students work through hard times and reach their educational goals is what motivates me the most.”
At South College, every student is paired with a student success advisor who supports them throughout his/her program. Advisors are there to answer questions, offer advice and guidance, and be an encouraging voice cheering you on as you pursue your goals. When needed, they can even direct you to additional resources offered by South College, including tutoring, financial aid advisors, and career services.
As a student success advisor, Chris reaches out to South College students daily via phone and email to discuss how he can help them succeed throughout their educational journey. He provides assistance whenever needed, including counseling students in selecting and scheduling courses to ensure that they can graduate on time.
“I do my best to give students the support and knowledge to make the most informed decisions regarding their education. Every student’s situation is different, so I am also always trying to come up with a solution to fit different student needs,” says Chris.
Having worked for five years in advising college students and previously as a high school science teacher, Chris finds it rewarding to mentor students as they pursue both their professional and academic aspirations.
“Education can be a powerful tool to help individuals reach their full potential. Education gives us knowledge about the world that helps us make the most informed decisions on things that affect our lives,” he says. “It can also allow us to identify our individual strengths and weaknesses so we can work towards becoming a more well-balanced individual.”
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