Using the Right Tools

By Dimitrios Hantgos, Student Advisor

Having worked for Colorado Technical University for over three years, I have seen the university transform the types of services we offer. For instance, in the beginning only Pre-Calculus and English Composition had tutoring available to students. We now offer over 10 courses with tutoring. In addition, having talked to many students, the “My Unique Student Experience” (MUSE) available in many classes in the Task List offers something that is unique to CTU. MUSE is an audio/video module specific to assignments, which give students foundational information relevant to their assignments.

“Smarthinking” is another valuable free resource to students that offers 24 hour tutoring for Math and English. If you are like me, up at 1:00 AM doing homework, this is an excellent resource. This has proven to be a vital tool available for all students, in addition to the resources available in the Learning Center.

With the job market still displaying a high unemployment rate, CTU’s Career Services Department offers many resources to help students prepare for the real world. You can get assistance in the form of practicing mock interviews, help with résumé orcover letter writing, as well as learning to develop essential networking skills. Students can access all this by clicking the Career Services tab located on the Virtual Campus home page. You will also discover different methods of networking, career planning tools and several job search engines relevant to fields of study, other than the traditional “Monster” or “Career Builder”. This department provides a huge service to students in helping to guide them as they prepare for their future, especially in a challenging job market.