Benefits of being a TRIO SSS student
Jump Start Orientation
Held each August for new TRIO SSS students, Jump Start Orientation is a day-long session that helps you get ahead for the beginning of the academic year.
Our TRIO SSS Advisor works with you to select the classes that will apply to your chosen major. We advise you on which courses will complete your degree requirements here at Sandburg and meet degree requirements at your chosen transfer college or university.
We will help you explore the variety of options available to you and help you decide what transfer school best suits your goals. We also take campus visits so you can see firsthand what opportunities are available at the four-year colleges and universities. From beginning to end, we will help you with the transfer process.
Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance
Everyone needs help paying for college whether you receive financial aid or not. The TRIO SSS staff can help explain the financial aid process and assist you in finding and obtaining scholarships.
Laptop & Equipment Lending
A laptop computer has become an essential classroom tool. TRIO SSS has laptop computers, textbooks, scientific calculators, and digital voice recorders that can be checked out…for free!
Career & Major Exploration
It's important to have a roadmap for life after college. Through individual meetings, career assessments, and site visits to job shadow professionals in various fields, we can help you explore potential majors and careers to find the best path for you.
Sometimes college courses are more difficult than you expect and it’s helpful to have a peer who has been through the course to help you understand the material. The TRIO SSS program can introduce you to our tutors in the Tutoring Center and ensure you get the support you need to be successful.
Study Skills & Academic Support
Many of us begin college without the proper study skills necessary to succeed in college level courses. The TRIO SSS program can provide the support and guidance on how to get organized and study more effectively and efficiently. We can provide academic coaching, study pods for certain classes, workshops, and individualized assistance to help you stay on track with your studies.
Attending college is expensive and sometimes, it's tough to set a budget or understand how best to use your resources. The TRIO SSS staff can help you understand your options so that you can use your financial resources wisely.
Our students have the opportunity to join the TRIO SSS Leadership Council, a group of students committed to planning TRIO social events, representing TRIO at events on campus, and providing mentoring to fellow TRIO students.
First Year and Second Year Track Workshops
Through a series of fun workshops offered several times per month, we will help you learn how to transition to Sandburg during your first year and then prepare to move on to your transfer institution after you complete your degree at Sandburg.