All students at MCAD are assigned an advisor to assist them in choosing classes appropriate for their degree programs and personal goals. When special issues or problems arise, the academic advising staff in the MCAD Student Affairs Office can help students stay on track.
The MCAD Career Services Office helps students to develop meaningful, satisfying, and sustainable careers using the skills learned in the classroom.
Students work hard in the classroom pursuing the skills and knowledge needed to succeed, but they don't need to wait until graduation to apply them. There are volunteer and freelance opportunities, competitions, internships, and employment positions posted right now at the MCAD Career Services Office website. Email updates are sent to MCAD students once a week, and the site can be used for researching employers, connecting with alumni, and self-promotion.
The MCAD Career Services Office works one-on-one with students to develop the professional skills and strategies necessary to establish successful careers. We provide the services to help students to:
- Explore career options
- Learn job-hunting strategies
- Practice interviewing skills
- Gain networking skills
- Learn about industry-specific practices
Prepare professional materials:
- Cover letters
- Grant proposals
And while many students find traditional employment after MCAD, many decide to freelance their skills or market their work independently. We help these students to learn the practices necessary to pursuing an independent career:
- Business-plan development
- Marketing strategies
- Financial management
- Consumer identification
Individual career-counseling meetings are encouraged. To make an appointment, contact us at 612.874.3796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Center is an interdisciplinary academic support center and enrichment resource for all MCAD students. Peer tutors offer assistance with every level and style of writing, software and digital skills, and professional development. In addition to offering individualized tutorial assistance and instructional handouts, the LC provides a wealth of services for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
Learning Disability Accommodation
Any student with a registered learning disability can meet with the director of the Learning Center to request accommodations for courses. Depending on need, students may be eligible to receive some or all of the following services: recorded texts, notetaker, extended test time, distraction-free testing, etc.
International Student Advising
All international students can more easily assimilate to college and American culture with the help International Student Advising. A program coordinator handles all immigration requirements and serves as liaison between students and the US Department of Homeland Security, as well as MCAD offices.
Students can take advantage of MCAD's professional, confidential counseling service, offered free of charge to current students. MCAD's resource of choice for any psychological issue, the service is provided by a licensed psychologist and is available four days a week when classes are in session.
The Public Safety Office is responsible for the overall safety and security of all faculty, staff, students and visitors on campus. Public Safety works toward its purpose of protecting life and property, preventing crime and providing service to all members of the community.