Student Services – Business School
Empire College maintains an open-door policy for students. All members of the staff are accessible and encouraged to help students in any way they can. Many students find that the support, assistance and referral services provided can reduce or eliminate problems, which might improve progress in school.
Advising and Guidance
Guidance is considered one of Empire College’s most important services. Vocational and personal guidance begins at the moment a prospective student indicates an interest in Empire College and continues throughout and beyond the term of education. Our goal is to support our students and assist them in reducing any obstacles that might interfere with their studies.
Vocational Guidance: Our Admissions office offers vocational guidance to help students set career goals and select the most suitable educational programs. The SLE Self-Administering Test of Mental Ability and the Career Placement Aptitude Test are used.
Educational Advising: The Director of Education, Assistant Director of Education and Evening School Dean are available to assist students with academic advising. Any student having difficulty with a particular class or scheduling should contact the Education department.
Instructional Assistance: Instructors are available during school hours to assist students in making arrangements for special help. Students needing an instructor’s help should meet with the instructor, the department head or the Education department to discuss their individual needs.
Tutoring: An on-campus tutoring center is available to all students at no additional charge. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. and Monday through Thursday from 2:10 to 4:00 p.m. In the morning, the tutoring center is staffed by an instructor. In the afternoon, the tutoring center is staffed by a current student under the supervision of an instructor. Some programs provide additional tutoring if a student tutor is available.
Study Groups: Empire College fosters study groups in several classes. The purpose of the groups is to provide student interaction and teamwork, as well as build leadership qualities and reliance on the group to solve problems and generate ideas.
Job Placement: Empire's Career Services Department works with all graduates to prepare them for the competitive workplace. Our placement services are based on employer relationships built over 50 years, and graduates may use this placement assistance as often as needed. Resume and portfolio preparation and interview techniques are directly addressed in all basic class work, as well as by the Career Services Department staff who provide ongoing support and coaching during graduates' job search.