Student Resources

There are many resources to help you successfully transition to Ohio State, find your way around the campus, get involved, succeed in your classes, explore opportunities in and out of the classroom, address personal concerns and stay healthy. Selected resources are listed below with a sampling of their services.

Academic Support & Tutoring

Many students find the academic demands of a university to be very challenging.  Resources to help you meet these demands include one-on-one tutoring, workshops designed to help you develop more effective study skills, and your advisor who can help you to select a balanced schedule of courses.

Academic Advisor
Help with course selection, graduation requirements and referrals to campus resources.

Course Instructor
Talk directly with your instructor and check out office hours whenever possible.

Writing Assistance (CSTW)
Help writing research papers, lab reports, resumes and application materials.

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center
Tutoring in math and statistics as well as practice exams. Mathematics tutoring is also available through the Younkin Success Center.

General Chemistry Learning Resource Center
Assistance with chemistry courses 1110, 1210, 1220, 1250 and 1610. Chemistry tutoring is also available through the Younkin Success Center.

French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese
Foreign language tutoring and conversation practice.

Economics Learning Center
Peer tutoring in Economics 2001, 2002, 4001 and 4002 (and other courses as available).

Dennis Learning Center
Academic coaching, test taking, test anxiety, note taking strategies, long-and short-term memory and procrastination and decision making.

Physics
Free as well as private, paid tutoring. Physics tutoring is also available through the Younkin Success Center.

Younkin Success Center
Tutoring, academic services, career services and wellness services.

Student Support Services & Resources

The university offers a wide range of services to support and engage you as you transition to college and throughout your enrollment.  This support includes numerous offices that coordinate services for a diverse student population.

Transfer Students
Transfer Student Activities Board programs and social events; transfer credit information.

Office of Student Life Disability Services
Register with ODS, accommodations, and services.

College of Arts and Sciences Recruitment and Diversity Services
Selective first-year academic learning community.

Multicultural Center Programs and Resources
African/African American, Asian/Asian American, American Indian/Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Women, Men and Faith communities.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
Initiatives in support of ODI Scholars and students from underrepresented groups focusing on retention, community building and academic success.

First Generation Student Information
Advice and guidance to help navigate campus, ways to get involved and mentoring opportunities.

Veteran and Military Students
Resources to help make the transition and to get involved, as well as career counseling, counseling and support services for veterans.

International Student Information - Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Global Engagement nights, English Conversation Program (ECP) and academic and professional growth workshops.

Student-Athlete Support Services (SASSO)
Resources for student-athletes.

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement
Events, resources, lockers, lounge, kitchen, study space and newsletter.

College of Arts and Sciences Career Services
Explore career options, internships, strategic job search planning, mock interviews, and employment related resume and cover letter review.

Career Connection
Career decision making, resume writing, networking, interviewing, how to conduct a job search, applying to graduate/professional school, and graduate/professional school resume review.

Alumnifire
Online professional networking and mentoring tool to exchange industry expertise and career advice.

Student Advocacy Center
Helps students navigate Ohio State’s structure and resolve issues that students may encounter at the university.

Student Legal Services
Advice, representation, education, and resources for eligible students.

Undergraduate Research Office (URO)
How to begin a research project, resources and funding.

Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Education abroad program information and assistance for international students.

Health, Fitness and Wellness Resources

The Office of Student Life offers a range of services to support student wellness.  Counseling and Consultation Service provides counseling, workshops and resources to help students address a range of life concerns.  The Wilce Student Health Center provides services related to student health.  Recreational sports offers equipment and classes at a  number of locations across campus.

Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS)
Comprehensive individual and group mental health services, psychoeducational prevention and outreach programming. Among other areas, their services address stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, transitions in life, identity exploration, substance use, eating concerns, feeling overwhelmed and academic adjustment. CCS staff offer therapy in numerous languages.

Student Wellness Center
Resources support nine dimensions of wellness including:  emotional, career, social spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, creative and environmental wellness.

Student Health Services
Health care services, women’s services, men’s services, optometry services, dental services, nutrition therapy including eating disorder treatment, a full-service pharmacy and over-the-counter products among many other services.

Ask BuckMD
Ask BuckMD questions about general health, nutrition, dental, optometry or wellness related topics.  Generalized responses will be posted on the BuckMD blog. Submit a question.

Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)
Fitness, wellness, intramurals, and sport clubs.

North Recreation Center (NRC)
Fitness equipment, basketball courts and sand volleyball courts.

Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)
Hardwood basketball courts, indoor turf fields, free weights, strength training machines and cardio equipment.

Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)
Climbing Center, outdoor equipment rental, adventure trips and clinics.

Academic and Administrative Offices

Whether you need assistance paying your fees, choosing a meal plan, connecting online or navigating the campus, there is always a resource to help you. Learn more about central offices, online resources, how to locate people and places, and important academic dates.

Buckeye Link
Provides assistance with financial aid, fee payment and registration issues.

Arts and Sciences Departments
Department and major/minor information.

OSU Libraries
Library locations, hours and services.

College of Arts and Sciences Career Services
Explore career options, internships, strategic job search planning, mock interviews, and employment related resume and cover letter review.

Career Counseling and Support Services (CCSS)
Career decision making, resume writing, networking, interviewing, how to conduct a job search, applying to graduate/professional school, and graduate/professional school resume review.

Undergraduate Research Office (URO)
How to begin a research project, resources and funding.

Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Education abroad program information and assistance for international students.

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
Enables well-prepared and motivated students to undertake and complete especially challenging curricular course work.

Honors and Scholars Center
Honors and scholars program information, Collegium and Undergraduate Fellowship Office.

University Housing
Residence halls and learning communities.

University Dining Services
Dining on campus and meal plans.

CampusParc
Parking permits, parking maps, policies and procedures.

Academic calendar and important dates:

Dates and Deadlines
Tuition and fee payment, enrollment deadlines and more.

Academic Calendar
Semester dates, final exam dates and university holidays.

Online Resources and Technology Support

My Buckeye Link
My Student Center login, register for classes, Carmen, course catalog, schedule of classes, class search, degree audit, account information and financial aid status.

BuckeyeMail
Ohio State's student-only email service.

Carmen
Ohio State's online learning management system.

Course Catalog - My Buckeye Link
Course name, number, credits, prerequisites and descriptions.

IT Resources
Accounts, passwords, wireless access and computer labs.

BuckeyeBar
Face-to-face technology consultation.

Digital Union
Help with digital content creation from documents and spreadsheets to recording, videos and 3-D printing.

Campus Map, Calendar and Directories

Find People
Faculty, staff, and student contact information.

University Directories
Links to University directories for departments, colleges, schools and popular websites.

Campus Map
Locate buildings by name or location.

Dates and Deadlines
Tuition and fee payment, enrollment deadlines and more.

Academic Calendar
Semester dates, final exam dates and university holidays.

Career Resources

Career Services Office

All undergraduate students with an Arts and Sciences major can utilize the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office, which assists students with obtaining internships and other opportunities for workplace learning and connecting with prospective employers. 

Specific services include:

  1. Career prep advising, which is directed at helping students to obtain internships and other experiences to strengthen their resumes and guide their career exploration
  2. Resume and cover letter reviews
  3. Mock interviews
  4. Events directed at helping students to connect with employers
  5. FutureLink, where students can view postings from employers who are specifically interested in recruiting Ohio State students and recent graduates

Career Counseling & Support Services (CCSS)

CCSS is the Student Life office that provides career counseling to all Ohio State students. They provide services that help students with ...

  1. Making career decisions, including how their career interests relate to Ohio State’s programs of study
  2. Learning how to present themselves to employers (e.g., resume writing, networking, interviewing skills)
  3. Understanding how to search for jobs
  4. Applying to graduate/professional schools

Students can receive assistance during walk-in hours, which are held on the 2nd floor of the Younkin Success Center, or by scheduling an appointment. Call (614) 688-3898 to schedule an appointment.

Services for ASC Graduate Students

Multiple resources are available to support graduate students with their career development. Those seeking assistance with exploring careers outside of academia, can use the Buckeye Careers Network (BCN) to search for job opportunities as well as the Versatile PhD. Those seeking to learn more about faculty careers have access to the Preparing Future Faculty Program that is offered by the Graduate School. And, the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) provides consultation to those seeking university teaching positions.

Services for Arts and Sciences Alumni

Recent graduates (those who have graduated within the past four academic terms) can utilize all of the services available from the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office. All Arts and Sciences alumni have access to the virtual and face-to-face career counseling provided by the Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management.

Buckeye OnPACE

OnPACE is a series of self-guided career modules that assist students in learning their career interests, applying to grad school, and preparing to enter the workforce.  

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