Paths to Success is a student success initiative targeted to helping first year students connect with supports and services that will help them succeed and excel in their studies. The initiative is now in it’s ninth year and it is expected to engage almost 2,000 students this year.
The College offers many academic resources for students, though the most valuable ones are often your instructors and fellow students. The College has an Academic Success Centre which offers individual and group tutoring to help students with their studies as well as Online Resources.
Participate in Student Events and Meet Friends
The Red River College Students’ Association hosts many events to get to know other students. The Aboriginal Student Centre and the Diversity and Immigrant Student Support Department also host regular events for students at the College. The College also has a LGBTT Initiative that you might be interested in learning more about.
Be Active, Reduce Stress
Many students find College to be overwhelming and stressful. Staying physically active and eating well are two common ways that people use to manage stress. Find out what recreational services are available at the College. The College also provides Health Services to students, with some valuable information on ways to reduce stress and be healthy.
If you need Help, Talk to Someone
Personal Counselling Services are available to College students at no charge. Counsellors can help students manage concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, and family or relationship problems. Counsellors also help students with a disability access a range of educational support services. The College also has two Elders-in-Residence who are available to speak with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, as well as a counsellor to speak with Aboriginal students who need someone to talk to.
Preparing for a Career
The College offers Employment Services to current students and recent graduates, such as job postings targeted specifically to RRC students. The College hosts a Career Fair in the spring to connect students with employers. There are also opportunities for students to work as a tutor. The Student Awards and Financial Aid office has information on Student Loans and awards.
Good luck discovering your own Path to Success!