FAQs

What is the ASC?

Academic Success Center offers free, daily academic workshops on topics ranging from Test Preparation to Time Management. For more information on the workshop topics visit the ASC Workshops page . To find out when you can attend, view our workshop calendar.

We also offer learning mentoring, which is a learning experience with the same topics as the workshops, but in an one-on-one setting. To schedule an appointment with a learning mentor, click here.

Do I have to sign up to be able to come to the workshops?

Nope! We have limited seating, though, so please arrive on time. To view available workshop times, click here.

Who are the workshops for?

Our workshops are for everybody! We encourage students to come whether they are struggling in school or if they want to fine tune their skills.

What is an outreach?

Outreaches can be scheduled as either a remote workshop (where we teach like we would a workshop, but at a location and time within our business hours you choose), or as a presentation to BYU faculty and staff about our services and how we can be a resource to your students. To schedule an outreach, click here.


What is learning mentoring? How do I schedule an appointment with a learning mentor?

Learning mentoring is one-on-one instruction on a workshop topic of your choice. A learning mentor will sit down with you and individualize the lesson plan to your needs. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Learning Mentoring appointments last approximately 30 minutes. Often not every question will be answered in the first session, if students have questions falling within multiple topics. We encourage follow up appointments for students hoping to cover multiple topics, and also to check in on how the study skills are working.

Does the ASC offer financial success resources?

The ASC does not offer advice for financial success in school. However, other BYU departments do provide this service.
 
The Financial Fitness Center has many great resources for self-application as well as the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings at their website.

If you’d like to check out information on financial aid or scholarships, try calling the BYU Financial Aid Office at (801) 422-4104 or visiting their website.
 

Which classes should I take?

For open majors, The University Advisement Center's academic counselors are available to help students schedule their classes in the most effective way. They can also help you find a major that matches your interests, goals, and abilities. To find out how to make an appointment with them, visit University Advisement: Make an Appointment.

If you already have a major (and you don't plan on changing it), please contact the department advisement office for your major. Advisers in the department offices are available to go over schedules for those with majors chosen.
 

How do I choose a major that's right for me?

If you are currently an open major, the University Advisement Center has excellent advisers that can discuss different majors with you and help you find a major that matches your interests, goals, and abilities. To make an appointment with them, visit University Advisement: Make an Appointment, visit them in 2500 WSC, or call (801) 422-2767.

When choosing a major, it's important to keep in mind what career you want to have. The Career Studio offers many interest, personality, and value assessments that can suggest related education and career paths (such as TypeFocus and Kuder Journey). To learn more about the tests, click here.

Don't you guys offer a career aptitude test?

As of June 5th, 2017, the Career Studio, located in 2590 of the WSC, handles all career, personality, interest, and aptitude tests. To learn more about the tests, click here.

Can you help me find an internship or job?

As of June 5th, 2017, the ASC is a part of a separate department from University Career Services. 
 
ON CAMPUS:
 
For on-campus, student-employment opportunities visit the Human Resource Services website; available positions are posted and updated daily through the Student Employment Office.
 
OFF CAMPUS:

For tips on improving your chances of getting hired,  try visiting University Career Services. Their office is located in 2410 WSC, or you can visit their website. Each department has an internship coordinator. For a list of the coordinators and their contact information, click here.
 
The Career Studio, located in 2590 WSC, has advisers specialized for the different departments. These advisers can talk to you about career options, review your resume, and help you get in touch with employers through BYU Bridge. To set up an appointment with a UCS adviser, call them at (801) 422-6535.
 
BYU Bridge is also helpful resource designed to help students find jobs outside of BYU. Simply go to the Bridge and fill out a profile. The website will match you with potential jobs and internships.
 

How do I choose a career for when I graduate?

University Career Services has several online resources to help students explore careers. Visit their Online Resource Page for more information.

The Career Studio in University Career Services also offers many interest, personality, and value assessments that can suggest related education and career paths (such as TypeFocus and Kuder Journey). To learn more about the tests, click here.
 
BYU also provides certain classes to aid students in their search for a suitable career. Try signing up for Career Exploration (ST DEV 117) or Career Strategies (ST DEV 317) to help simplify your job search.