Western Resources At Your Fingertips

Amanda Brock

In our digital, fast-paced world, it is important to have access to the resources you need, when you need them.  Here are some of Western’s online resources you can take advantage of, no matter your physical location or schedule.

Mental Health Screening
Feeling overwhelmed?  Based on a study by The American College Health Association, students nationally reported the following factors as affecting their individual academic performance:
  • 30.6% – Stress
  • 24.2% – Anxiety
  • 15.9% – Depression

Through Western’s Counseling Center, students can complete a free online Mental Health Screening. This self-evaluation tool was developed by Duke University School of Medicine and screens for 13 of the most common mental health conditions college students face.  While the screening does not provide a diagnosis, completion can help identify problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening can also provide information on these conditions and tips on how to reach out for help.

Begin the Mental Health Screening here.

 

Writing Studio
Western’s Hacherl Research and Writing Studio connects students with peer support for research, reading and writing across all subjects. Students can take control of their learning and work independently to tackle challenges. The Studio provides links to:
  • Finding and evaluating research sources
  • Drafting and revising
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Documenting and citing sources

Students can upload drafts of a course paper online and receive written or video chat feedback to help refine their work.  Undergrad students would submit drafts here. Graduate-level support is also available here.

Check out the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio here

 

Academic Advising Center
Students are encouraged to regularly meet with an academic advisor throughout their time at Western as a way to stay on track.  Advising staff and faculty are available to help students not only establish academic goals but to aid in providing guidance on the steps to confidently navigate Western and complete goals.  Information provided can include class scheduling guidance, tips on raising and maintaining a GPA, and field study/study abroad opportunities.
 
Access “The Top 10 Things to Know for Academic Planning and Graduating on Time” anytime online.  Also reach out to an academic advisor for advising via phone or email.

 

Career Services
Career Services is dedicated to helping students explore their career options, gain career-related experience while at Western and make a successful transition after graduation whether to employment or further education.

Get a clear understanding of your personal interests, skills, values, personality characteristics and lifestyle preferences through online self-assessments including Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and SIGI3.

Finally, access tutorials on creating a polished and clearly focused resume and cover letter for your first step towards gaining employment.