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Preparing students for professional futures

Posted by on November 25, 2013


Reference librarians help students navigate the Phillips Library collection of more than 92,000 books and 8,000 multimedia materials. The library’s electronic resources include 125,000 ebooks and an online catalog networked with 76 academic and research libraries in the state.

Individualized attention goes beyond the classroom at Aurora University. Several departments and offices serve as resources to ensure a positive college experience for all students.

Career Services
630-844-5403 |

Preparing undergraduate students for a successful transition from student to professional, Career Services coordinates up to 500 on-campus jobs for students every semester and offers career development assistance, such as interview training, resume writing tips and job search resources.

All students, especially those who graduate this May, are encouraged to visit the office for career planning, especially if they have not started their job search. Students may call the office to make an appointment; otherwise, walk-in hours are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Center for Teaching & Learning

The center provides professional and peer one-on-one tutoring across the curriculum, and offers guidance on note taking, time management and test-taking.

As the semester comes to a close, students can consult with a writing specialist prior to submitting a final paper or project; talk through the content of a particularly challenging textbook chapter or reading; and review mathematics homework assignments, quizzes and tests in preparation for final exams.

Crouse Center for Student Success

Crouse Center academic advisors guide and mentor students as they plan, build and complete a bachelor’s degree that reflects their talents and aspirations.

Students who haven’t already done so should register for spring 2014 classes. First-year students can schedule an appointment with their advisor (Eckhart Hall 310/312); sophomores, juniors and seniors can register online via WebAdvisor. Juniors and seniors also are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a Graduation Check with their advisor before the start of the spring 2014 semester.

Phillips Library
630-844-5437 |

During most of the semester, the library is open seven days a week (102 hours) for researching, checking out books and media, studying and utilizing the computer lab.

Students are invited to use the new “Historical Statistics of the United States” database, which contains data that is placed in historical context by an expert in the field. An expanded eBook collection can be accessed from computers, and in many cases, downloaded to eReaders, such as Kindles, Nooks or iPads.

Wellness Center
630-844-5434 |

The Wellness Center provides college-specific nursing care and promotes health, wellness and preventive care for the AU community.

This time of year, in addition to students visiting the center with cold/flu symptoms, a number of them are seen with suspected “stress-related illnesses.” To help promote good heath, the center is featuring stress relief activities leading up to finals week. The center also sponsors free on-campus exercise classes Monday–Thursday.