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Confessions of a College Liaison

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Mar 1, 2018

“I never had to study in high school”. “My high school did not prepare me for college-level work”. These are two of the most common phrases I hear from the students I work with on a regular basis. As a College Liaison, I work with students who are referred to the Student Success Center for any number of reasons. My role is to then reach out to the student, discuss the referral, and create a plan to get back on track. Most often, referrals come after an exam has been given. Other referrals can be related to absences, classroom behaviors and concerns, and if a student is considering changing their major or transferring to another institution.

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Topics: Student Services

Five Questions with a Writing Tutor at Misericordia University

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Feb 27, 2018

Briana Scorey is a senior who works as a tutor and writing tutor in the Student Success Center. She answered five quick questions about her time at Misericordia University and working in the Writing Center for past two years. She can recite the alphabet forwards, backwards, and in French.

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Topics: Student Services

Job Fairs - The Hidden Job Market

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Jan 22, 2018

It is said that one of the most effective ways to locate job opportunities is through networking.  Many job vacancies are never even advertised and often referred to as the "hidden job market".  So, how does a candidate learn about the opportunities and secure one?  Networking can go a long way in learning about job opportunities both directly and indirectly.  Networking can take place in person or on-line.  Job fairs are a great way to meet professionals in your field, network with recruiters and have conversations that set you apart from other candidates.

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Topics: Student Services

The Best Job on Campus is at Base Camp

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Jan 16, 2018

Often when I first meet parents either on campus or in the community, their first question is, “What do you do for MU?” The reply for me is easy, “I have the best job on campus!” Describing that job is a bit more complicated, because between the wide array of services offered in the Student Success Center (SSC), and the diversity of our work, it is hard to recap in just a sentence or two.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud, Student Services

Eleven College Concerns Addressed by Misericordia Admissions Counselors

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Dec 7, 2017

Going to college may seem like an overwhelming and even intimidating experience. There are so many unknowns that can potentially make for an uneasy transition. With the exception of maybe a few brief visits to campus and the student orientation, it is a completely new environment and culture to learn as you are basically starting over. While this is a great opportunity to become anything that you want, there are also the fears and insecurities of what can go wrong. You know that mom and dad aren't going to be there to ask the questions on your behalf and help you navigate the difficult decisions. For possibly the first time, your future is in your hands. This is why we want to set your mind at ease and share our experience with you by addressing eleven of the most common concerns of incoming first-year college students.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear, Misericordia Proud, Student Services

Adult students find support through Center for Adult and Continuing Education

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Jan 19, 2016

The thought of starting college can be intimidating, even a bit frightening. There are concerns about meeting academic challenges and demands, managing time and workloads, fitting in, making friends, and handling the stress that comes with it all.


Adult learners, like traditional students, share many of these same concerns. However, they also need to consider how they will pay for college while supporting a family, balance the demands of work and school, and still make time for their families.

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Topics: Student Services

Use the Force (of the Student Success Center)!

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Oct 16, 2015

Next week, midterm grades will post and many students may be feeling like they successfully flew in and destroyed a Death Star, while others may wonder if their academic career is in a Darth Vader chokehold. The Student Success Center (SSC) offers a variety of resources to help students perform at their best.

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Topics: Student Services

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You are reading the official blog of Misericordia University. Here you will find insights from students, faculty, staff, and alumni about what it's like to be here and be #MisericordiaProud.