I asked, students answered. What is your best tip for well-being as a student? Thinking about all aspects of well-being (physical health, mental health, social support, connection to community, career goals/purpose, financial well-being) what advice would you give to a new LBCC student?
- “Ask for help if you need it. Whether that be raising your hand in class, tutoring, counseling or going to CFAR if you need extra assistance. Sometimes we need help and that’s okay”
- “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone -Pablo Picasso. Laziness is great, but get everything done that you can in the time you have”
- “Think about your health first before school. You can’t focus if you’re sick or stressed.”
- “Don’t take out loans if you absolutely don’t need to. Find work study or other on campus jobs that you can do in between classes. Utilize the writing center and other free tutoring options. Find community through clubs.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you to the students who shared their insights. Here is some additional information about the resources mentioned:
CFAR (Center for Accessibility Resources): CFAR provides assistance to students who have documented disabilities by reviewing documentation, planning reasonable accommodations, coordinating services in the classroom and providing support. For more information and to apply for accomodations online visit www.linnbenton.edu/cfar
Tutoring Center: Free tutoring is available to LBCC students taking credit courses. Learn more about the program guidelines and make an appointment online at www.linnbenton.edu/tutoring-center
Learning Center: Tutoring is a part of the larger Learning Center, which includes math and writing support and help with college learning strategies. Stop by the second floor of Willamette Hall on Albany campus or visit www.linnbenton.edu/learning-center
Counseling: Limited personal counseling is available through the Advising Center, as well as referral to community resources. Call 541-917-4780 or stop by the Advising Center in Takena Hall 101 to schedule an appointment.
Financial Aid: Financial Aid has extensive information available on their website to help you learn more about debt management and different types of aid, including work study. Financial aid advisor drop-in hours are also available. Check out their website to learn more at http://www.linnbenton.edu/financial-aid
Clubs anc Campus Involvement: A wide range of clubs, co-curriculars, and other involvement experiences are available at LBCC. Check out https://www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement