Parsons Student Affairs

Culture and Place: Parsons Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs at Parsons supports the educational mission of the university by coordinating student services and building a community that prepares students for their academic and professional life. We are responsible for helping students adjust to academic life and achieve success at Parsons. Student Affairs provides mentorship and opportunities for students to enhance their learning and personal development, receive academic and career guidance, develop leadership skills, and receive counsel through crises.

Student Affairs oversees and coordinates the efforts of various student activities and services at Parsons, including those listed below.

Academic Advising

Advising is a core component of the academic experience at Parsons. Students may encounter a variety of factors that can affect academic performance as they work toward their degrees, and advisors are able to address many of these issues from a developmental perspective. Because of their extensive knowledge of campus resources, advisors also teach students how to navigate the university system and act as liaisons between students and university services staff. Additionally, advisors help students learn how to communicate with faculty and other academic leadership when policy issues arise. The advisor’s role is to provide information and create a supportive environment.

To learn more, visit Academic Advising online.

Career Services

Parsons Career Services helps students develop the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in today's creative workforce. Students can access internships and job fairs with top companies, one-on-one career advising, a dynamic online job board, panel discussions, workshops, and much more. The Career Services staff cultivates relationships that can lead to employment opportunities for Parsons students and graduates in both the U.S. and abroad. The opportunities are plentiful, and Parsons Career Services is here to help you succeed.

To learn more, visit Career Services online.

Study Abroad

Parsons students are eligible to study abroad during their junior year, and Parsons offers a number of ways for students go abroad for a semester or a year. Students interested in studying abroad should consult with their advisors and review the application processes and requirements at least one semester in advance.

To learn more, visit Study Abroad online.

Parsons Student Senate (PSS)

PSS is a student-run organization and forum where students can voice their concerns or ideas. The organization works directly with Parsons administrators and presents them with issues that students currently face. As a funded organization, PSS's goal is to give back to the Parsons student community and support peers in bringing their ideas and projects to fruition. PSS meets weekly, and all meetings are open to all members of the Parsons student body.

For more information, email parsonsstudentsenate@newschool.edu.

Parsons Student Gallery

The Parsons Student Gallery seeks to be a space for Parsons students to exhibit their personal work. The gallery is funded and curated by the Parsons Student Senate (PSS). A call for proposals from the student body will be circulated twice a year, and submissions will be juried by a PSS-organized student selection committee.

For more information about exhibiting, or to be involved in the development of future shows, contact PSS at parsonsstudentsenate@newschool.edu.

 

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