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Career Services
Center for Student Success
Counseling Center
International Studies Abroad
Tutoring Resources
Undergraduate Student Research

 Robin Darmon, Director
Hughes Center, Room 110
(619) 260-4654

Career Services works with students to explore career options, locate internships, search for jobs, and interview for jobs through the on-campus interviewing program. Workshops are presented weekly on topics such as resume writing and interviewing skills. In addition, Career Services hosts an Internship Fair, Career Fair and a Graduate School Fair.

Merrick Marino, Assistant Dean
University Center, Room 114
(619) 260-5995

The Center for Student Success (CSS) offers programs, services, and experiences designed to promote student success in and out of the classroom. In partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean for Advising and Curriculum James Gump, the CSS provides leadership and direction for the university-wide First Year Experience (FYE) and Second Year Experience (SYE) initiatives.

Professional staff and peer advisors in the CSS are available to meet with any undergraduate student experiencing challenges at USD that impact academic performance and persistence. The office is also the home of the FRESH@USD program and provides support to incoming commuter students (first-time freshman and transfer). The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office provides counseling to students on a wide range of issues regarding enforcement of university and college policies, and takes a role in the resolution of student academic problems.

Stephen Sprinkle, Director
Serra Hall, Room 300
(619) 260-4655

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, counseling services to enrolled students. Most students’ counseling needs can be readily addressed by the center’s professional staff, which includes psychologists, and supervised trainees from doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology, and a contract psychiatrist.

The Counseling Center offers group therapy and support groups, individual counseling, psychological and psychiatric consultation and community referrals. The easiest way to secure services is to go to the center, Serra Hall 300, during walk-in hours, but initial appointments can also be arranged by telephone at (619) 260-4655. Walk-in hours are available when undergraduate classes are in session from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Emergency Services: A counselor on-call is available to consult about after-hours psychological emergencies at all times. The counselor on-call can be reached by calling Public Safety at ext. 2222 on any campus telephone, otherwise call (619) 260-2222. The 24-hour San Diego Access and Crisis Line at (800) 479-3339 also offers crisis intervention, information and referrals.

Undergraduate Programs – International Center
Kira Espiritu, Director
Serra Hall, Room 315
(619) 260-4598

USD ranked 2th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. Study abroad opportunities are offered in over 30 countries, with programs to accommodate every student, every major and every budget. These programs can help students meet major or minor requirements, complete general education courses, and/or achieve proficiency in a second (or third!) language. Programs are available for the full semester, summer or intersession. Course work abroad can be taken in the language of the host country or in English.

Graduate Programs
School of Law: Institute on International and Comparative Law
School of Business Administration: Ahlers Center for International Business
School of Leadership and Education Sciences: Global Center

Logic Center
, located in Founders Hall, Room 160, has tutors available on a walk-in basis during hours of operation.
Math Center, located in Serra Hall, Room 310, has tutors available on a walk-in basis during hours of operation.
Writing Center, located in Founders Hall, Room 190B, has tutors available by appointment.

Office of Undergraduate Research: USD students work closely with faculty, refine their analytical skills, learn research methods, and apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems. The Office of Undergraduate Research offers several programs to encourage scholarly experiences. Services to both students and faculty are available, and collaboration across departments is encouraged. The office aims to ensure that undergraduate students from all disciplines have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities during their time at USD. In particular, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience SURE provides financial support for joint student-faculty summer research projects. Additionally, many faculty have extramural funding through research grants that can pay students a summer salary while they work with faculty mentors. USD hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Conference to celebrate the intellectual life at USD and to provide students an opportunity to present their research, internships, and creative activities to the university community.

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