Located in the heart of RMU’s Nicholson Center, the Center for Student Success and Personal Development offers a variety of services to students.
The Center for Student Success and Personal Development’s (CSSPD) mission is to provide data-driven academic and career guidance in an inclusive environment by helping each student persist and thrive at RMU from orientation to graduation.
Student Success: Academic and Career Coaching
We are committed to your personal success. One of our professional Success Coaches in the CSSPD will be appointed to you to assist with your persistence throughout your entire collegiate journey. It is each student’s responsibility to make thoughtful decisions about their educational and career goals; it is the Coach’s responsibility to help each student consider options and get connected with resources.
Your Success Coach is your go-to person to help you stay on track. You can utilize your Coach to:
- Guide you through the course registration and withdrawal process;
- Discuss considerations for changes to your schedule and academic program;
- Create awareness of University resources and services;
- Promote the use of effective decision-making skills;
- Help develop your short-term and long-term goals;
- Discuss mentoring practices;
- Connect you with tutoring and academic support services;
- Facilitate the process of exploring academic major and career options;
- Assist with resume development, professional communication documents, and interview preparation;
- Discuss graduate school options and preparation;
- Serve as a resource to help you overcome personal and professional barriers;
- And more!
Schedule a meeting:
Interested in meeting with your Success Coach? Schedule an appointment today!
Multicultural Student Services (MSS)
RMU Multicultural Student Services (MSS), is located in the Center for Student Success and Personal Development. MSS promotes inclusion and engagement for underrepresented student populations. We enhance the undergraduate experience through programs and culturally relevant events that are meant to empower students in their identity, build community, and help a diverse group of students find their individual and collective voices. MSS are open to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Robert Morris University is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students with physical, learning, or psychological disabilities. RMU does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs and activities. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities connects qualified students with the necessary accommodations and resources so each student has access to their education, programs, and activities.
For more information and accommodation resources visit rmu.edu/ssd.
Student Employment Program / Work-Study
The Student Employment Program coordinates on-campus and off-campus work-study opportunities, as well as graduate assistantships. On average, over 400 students work on campus each year in a variety of offices and departments. Off campus, some opportunities exist for students to work with local non-profit organizations as part of the Student Employment Program. On and off-campus work-study opportunities are posted in Talent Track.
The University Tutoring Center provides comprehensive peer tutoring focused on helping students excel in their courses. Tutoring is free and open to Robert Morris University students on a first-come, first-served basis, and one-on-one services during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Our Tutors are students who excelled in RMU courses and were recommended by their faculty.
For more information or questions regarding tutoring services email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. The system offers a variety of tools:
- written and video curriculum covering resume writing, the job search, interviewing, negotiation, and planning for the first 90 days on the job,
- mock interview practice and recording tool, and
- a mechanism for sharing videos externally/internally for feedback.
Students may access Big Interview at rmu.biginterview.com. Enter your RMU email address and name. Create and enter a password, and then click “Create my Account.”
- Getting Started with Big Interview - Videos
Overview of the System
Introduction to the Curriculum
Recording Your Mock Interview
Career Resource Guides
The guides are an excellent starting point for career exploration and include information on sample career options, related professional associations, career and employment websites, relevant student groups, and a selection of internship/full-time employers.
Career Tip Sheets
The CSSPD offers tip sheets on a variety of career-related topics including everything from choosing a major to resume writing to graduate school planning.
Handshake is a career exploration, job posting and event management system. It contains postings for part-time, internship and full-time positions as well as announcements for career-related workshops, on-campus interviews, career/job fairs and networking events. Through Handshake, students and alumni may explore career path information, create a profile that can be viewed by employers, search for jobs, research employers, network with other students and alumni in the Handshake network, and register for events. Handshake is administered by the Career and Professional Development Center.
Navigate is a free mobile app that provides personalized information to keep RMU students on the path to academic success and timely graduation. Reduce the noise and get connected to the right campus resources at the right time by downloading today. All you need is your RMU log-in! For more information visit rmu.edu/getnavigate.
Posting for on-campus and off-campus work-study positions are posted in Talent Track.
Vault is a comprehensive career resource that includes industry and profession overviews; rankings and profiles for employers and internship programs; a job and internship database; career articles, blogs and videos; sample resumes, cover letters and interview questions; and an online library.