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September 1, 2020

Success Advocate to the Rescue!

You’ve heard the phrase “not all heroes wear capes.” That’s certainly true at JCCC. As a first-time college student, you’ll be paired with a real-life superhero—your Success Advocate—to help you feel comfortable at JCCC. Their superpower is connecting you with the tools, people and resources you need to be a successful student!

Success Advocate = Superhero (without the fancy cape!)

Meet Carrie. When she first spoke to her Success Advocate, her nerves were getting the best of her. She wondered how she would get used to her college workload and find the tools she needed to succeed.

One year later, Carrie’s hard work, along with encouragement from her Success Advocate, paid off! She made the President’s honor roll and was invited to join Phi Theta Kappa honors society.

With the support of your Success Advocate, you’ll find answers and receive assistance to make your first year at JCCC a great one!

Do you have questions about how to…

  • meet with a counselor?
  • find a tutor?
  • create a résumé?
  • arrange transportation to campus?
  • enroll in classes?
  • join a club?
  • apply for jobs?
  • make new friends?

Your Success Advocate can help!

Find a Pathway

All new students participate in New Student Orientation.

Live virtual orientations are offered several times each week via Zoom. By attending a virtual presentation, you’ll meet other students and get to know your Success Advocate. Your Success Advocate will answer your questions and ensure your educational journey gets off to a great start.

In orientation you’ll learn about:

  • placement exams
  • activating your student email
  • tuition payments
  • resources available to help you
  • navigating your MyJCCC account
  • course scheduling
  • financial services
  • ways to get involved on campus

One-on-One Meetings

Meet with your Success Advocate to make an action plan for your semester. It’s a chance to ask questions and share any concerns you might have.

Success Advocate Rebekah Read tells her students, “Bring your questions or concerns to me. I don’t want you to waste your time trying to find an answer. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll connect you with someone who does.”

Success Advocates will be with you throughout your first academic year. They will send you helpful, informative emails about upcoming events, deadlines and resources.

Keep Laser-beam Focused

If you feel like you need an accountability partner or realize you’re falling behind and need a pep talk – reach out to your Success Advocate. Let them be your college superhero.

Don’t have one? Email success@jccc.edu and include your name, student ID number and phone number with your request. Your Success Advocate can’t wait to meet you!

Success Advocate Shoutouts from Students

“Thank you so much for your time. I immensely enjoyed our meeting and left feeling comforted and confident.” – Fiona L.

“You have made my educational experience at JCCC absolutely wonderful and have made such a big impact. Thank you for all of your helpful tips!” – Gianna R.

"Thank you for the continuous follow-ups. I really appreciate it." – Allen R.