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Miami University International Student Orientation

Resources to Support Your Personal Development 

Miami University has numerous offices and resources dedicated to supporting our students. Last week, you explored some academic resources and opportunities; now let’s take a closer look at other types of support available on campus. 
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Health and Wellness 

Seeking and maintaining both physical and mental wellness are more important  than many students realize, especially for international students. Managing stress, anxiety, and self-doubt; getting enough rest; staying physically and socially active; and not waiting too long to reach out for help will help you succeed at Miami. As you consider how you’ll manage your health and wellness at Miami, you may want to visit the Student Counseling ServiceStudent Health Service, and Student Wellness websites. You will also learn more about these offices in the upcoming orientation modules in Canvas. 
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Student Success Center (SSC)

The Student Success Center (SSC), located in the Campus Avenue Building, focuses on advocacy, problem-solving, and retention. With the goal of increasing student persistence to graduation, the SSC can help you untangle and resolve complex problems and provide assistance with navigating University policies and procedures. Examples of the many ways in which the SSC can support your Miami experience include: providing a neutral place for you to talk through cross-divisional questions and concerns, helping you create an action plan to resolve issues (personal, medical, academic, familial, or other) affecting your academic and/or social success, and connecting you to a variety of on-campus and off-campus resources.
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Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES)
The Center for Career Exploration and Success empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. In addition to individualized guidance on major exploration, career exploration, strategies for internship/job search, and interviewing techniques, Career Advisors offer a customized approach to mapping work preferences and passions that enables students to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.
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 Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute 
The Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute is the hub for leadership development and develops ethical and transformational leadership in Miami students to ensure graduates are prepared and inspired to serve and lead beyond the university.
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Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI)
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion actively creates an inclusive, welcoming, and affirming environment by providing direct services, support, and resources to students and is committed to diversity/multiculturalism as expressed through ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences. 
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Miller Center for Student Disability Services (SDS)
The Miller Center coordinates accommodations, auxiliary aids, support services and resources for a diverse group of students including those with physical, vision, hearing, psychiatric, medical, neurological, autism spectrum, ADHD, learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.
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Q. What are some resources you utlize the most as a student?

A. "ISSS and academic advisors are definitely my go-to resources when I have questions. Career Center is also very helpful in terms of resources for career-related topics.  I went to the career fair last year and it was a good opportunity for students to connect with potential future employers and practice networking skills.                             ---- Zhuoran Bao

Did you know? 

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You Can Work on Campus
Miami is committed to employing students. Students are valuable part-time employees who make significant contributions to campus operations. Working on campus will not only provide income, it will foster responsibility, encourage you to budget your time wisely, and offer opportunities for learning and skill development.
International students should consult with both ISSS and the appropriate employment office to make sure you are following all regulations regarding work.

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Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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