Preview: Academic and college success fair

With about twenty-five tables filled with on-campus resources for students, the Academic and College Success Fair provides an opportunity to view multiple avenues offered at Sonoma State in one place.  

“The great thing about this event is that it is brining resources across campus into one central location,” said Carina M. Buzo, Coordinator for Campus Life Programming & The HUB, “Students can search for specific resources on or visit offices individually.” 

The College and Academic Success Fair is the first of it’s kind at Sonoma State, displaying a multitude of services that the school has to offer. 

Unlike the Career Fair, all vendors will be internal within Sonoma and according to Buzo, coordinators hope it will become a staple event to kick off the school year. 

“This is not a career fair in that it is not a collection of application processes and opportunities for internships or paid positions,” said Buzo, “This is a collection of resources and services that are on campus to help students be better students.”

Those tabling will include engagement opportunities through Associated Students, Campus Life and Center for Student Leadership, Involvement and Service (CSLIS). 

Other services like Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as well as the Health Center, and Disability Services for Students, will have tables promoting overall student well being.

Academic tables will include the Writing Center, University Laboratory, and the Seawolf Scholars Program.

“This is a fair that truly focuses on making sure SSU students have access to the spectrum of services and people that are on campus to support them as whole people and students, to make them more successful in the classroom,” said Buzo. “These services and offices are here, willing, skilled, and invested in helping students.  We want students to know these services are available to them.”

The Seawolf Living website boasts that this event is for all students, new and returning, declared or not, to learn about majors and opportunities available within the school. 

Students will have opportunities to meet professors and examine some of the departments and programs that exist around campus.

The Academic and College Success Fair will take place on September 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  in the Seawolf Plaza, across from the Student Center.