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Chet Rispoli, Ed.D., Director
Career Development Services (CDS) assists students and alumni in all phases of the career development process, including career self-assessment, career exploration, the job search, and success on the job. Students are encouraged to begin their career assessment and exploration as early as their freshman year. Career counseling and advising is offered, as well as online assessments through SIGI 3, a computerized career guidance system. Lots of valuable information can also be obtained in the CDS Career Library and Cyber Center. Full-time, part-time, seasonal, co-op, internship, and other experiential learning opportunities are posted online. They can be accessed by students anytime, anywhere!
Workshops are held regularly throughout the semester on a broad range of career-related topics, including résumé writing, interview techniques, the job search, career decision making, selection of a major, and many others. Each semester, a University-wide career fair attracts hundreds of quality employers to the spacious Liacouras Center.
Cooperative Education (Co-op), which links classroom instruction with practical application in the workplace, is coordinated by Career Development Services. This program is currently available to students enrolled in Business and Management, Mathematics, and Computer and Information Sciences.
The Extern program is an optional work experience/career education program designed to aid students in making better-informed career decisions based on practical experience and self-assessment. It is sponsored by Career Development Services. Students accepted into the program receive individualized career counseling, on-the-job experience, and academic assignments. Students are placed as volunteers with organizations in areas that complement their career objectives and/or fields of study. Participating students receive 2 or 3 academic credits.
The On-Campus Recruitment Program brings a wide range of top-notch employers to campus to interview Temple students. On the day of the appointment, both students and employers meet in the CDS Interview Suite right on campus. It's easy, convenient, and very effective. Often, employers hold information sessions prior to their scheduled interview day; students are strongly encouraged to attend. Check out the website at www.temple.edu/careerdev/employer_on-campus_rec.htm, or stop by the CDS office for further details.
Each year, Temple University students find part-time, temporary, and summer employment, both on- and off-campus, through the Student Employment Program in Career Development Services. Employers from around the Philadelphia region actively seek to hire Temple students in a variety of opportunities on an ongoing basis. Students simply need to stop by CDS to receive instructions and a password, and the rest is easy. Student Employment opportunities are online at www.temple.edu/careerdev. Please note: international students must contact the Office of International Services for approval and clearance before seeking employment.
CDS posts a wide range of Internship opportunities that may or may not provide academic credit or pay but are great opportunities to explore the job market and gain valuable experience in your field.
Temple University offers support and advising for professional development. Please check with Career Development Services and/or with your school and college’s advising unit for further information.
Wendy Kohler, M.S., Associate Director
Disability Resources and Services (DRS) facilitates accommodations and provides information on accessing University programs and facilities for students with disabilities at all campuses. Frequently-requested services include the development of academic adjustment letters and arrangements for accommodations such as sign language interpreting, test proctoring, library research, note taking, and reader services. Information on mobility, adaptive computing, small equipment loan, specialized scholarships, and career/internship resources is also available.
Steve Young, M.Ed., Director
Two first-class facilities are available to accommodate a wide range of recreational opportunities. The 59,000 square foot Independence Blue Cross Student Center provides participants with a first-class environment for fitness conditioning, aerobics, martial arts, and racquetball; the Center has an indoor jogging track and an outdoor multi-purpose court. The Student Pavilion is a 52,000 square foot space which provides opportunities for activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor tennis, table tennis, indoor soccer, and indoor flag football as well as an indoor golf driving range. Additionally, the Pavilion Complex includes a sand volleyball court and seven outdoor lighted tennis courts. One of the tennis courts has a special surface that accommodates rollerblading and in-line hockey. Other amenities also include day lockers and equipment check-out.
The Intramural Program is designed to provide you with a flexible, yet structured, environment in which to participate. Sport activities include basketball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, and volleyball. They are administered in league format with various divisions servicing men’s, women’s, informal, and co-recreational teams. Teams and individuals must formally register for activities. Specific guidelines can be found in the current Intramural Handbook. Sport Clubs are groups of individuals who share a common interest in a sport activity and have gained University recognition via registration procedures governed by Campus Recreation. Clubs differ in scope and purpose, as some are highly competitive, while others are more social in nature. The key element to the club program is that it is student-initiated and organized, with an emphasis placed on participation and interest in the same activity. There are currently fifteen active clubs, including men’s and women’s rugby, men’s lacrosse, bowling, cricket, indoor rock climbing, roller hockey, swimming, frisbee, men’s volleyball, aikido, tae kwon do, karate, ice hockey, and fencing. Additional clubs may be added pending feasibility and registration guidelines.
For further information, visit the Campus Recreation Office, call 215-204-1267, or visit the department website at www.temple.edu/recsvcs
Martyn J. Miller, Ph.D., Director
International Services (OIS) provides service and support to Temple University’s international students, scholars and researchers. Contributing to Temple’s intellectual and cultural diversity, the international student and scholar community represents more than 120 countries and offers a unique opportunity to expand one’s cultural and academic horizons. To accomplish its mission, International Services generates all legal documents required for non-immigrant students and scholars; provides advisory and counseling services; serves as a liaison to University departments, U.S. and foreign government agencies, and the greater community; facilitates the assimilation of international students and scholars into the larger Temple community; and contributes to the international community’s cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Detailed information on programs and services offered by OIS is available from the office in 1700 N. Broad St. or the office’s website at www.temple.edu/ois.
Through its Intensive English Language Program, this office also provides English language training to individuals seeking to improve their English language skills to prepare for admission to Temple University or other universities or colleges whose primary language of instruction is English.
Temple University requires all new and continuing international students in Nonimmigrant Student (both F-1 and J-1) status to carry health insurance that meets certain minimum standards determined by the United States Department of State. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/ois/insur.htm.
All international students in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status must maintain their nonimmigrant status insofar as regulations of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the United States Department of State (DOS) are concerned. In general, students in this status must complete a full-time course load each academic term while they remain in the United States and must not accept unauthorized on-campus or off-campus employment. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/ois/maintain.htm.
Eligibility for employment for individuals in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status is based on regulations of the USCIS and the DOS. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/ois/emplelig.htm.
Major medical health insurance is required for all international students in Non-immigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status. International students are required to submit to the University’s Benefits Office evidence of coverage by a health insurance policy that meets the minimum coverage required by Temple University (consistent with standards established by the United States Department of State): maximum deductible of $500 per accident or illness; payment of at least 75% of covered medical expenses; maximum benefit of $50,000 per accident or illness; repatriation benefits of no less than $7,500; and medical evacuation benefits of no less than $10,000. Students may also purchase such health insurance upon arrival at Temple University. For further information, please contact the University’s Benefits Office at 215-204-1321 or for detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/hr/students/index.html.
In addition, international students must demonstrate that they are free of active tuberculosis by submitting to Student Health Services a Tuberculosis Screening Record which has been certified by a licensed physician. International students may meet this requirement upon arrival at Temple University by taking a PPD test at Student Health Services.
A mandatory orientation session is held for new international students at the beginning of each academic term. For more information, please see the Office of International Services website at www.temple.edu/ois/orientation.htm and the Office of Orientation website at www.temple.edu/orientation/accepted/orientation_testing/orientation_testing.html.
For more information about maintaining Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status, please see www.temple.edu/ois.
Temple University has adopted a policy on SARS, which may be viewed at http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy _no=04.64.11.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to pursuing excellence at the Division I-A level and providing opportunities for its diverse student-athletes to maximize their athletic, academic and life-skill potential. The Department will provide high-level coaches and administrators, whose goal is to instill a winning attitude on and off the field of play through core values such as teamwork, leadership and service to others. As one of the most visible messengers of the Temple story, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics strives to be a unifying force for the University with the city of Philadelphia, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the nation. Temple University is a proud member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Kathryn D'Angelo, M.S., Associate Dean
The Associate Dean of Students Office comprises Orientation, the University Disciplinary Committee, Greek Life, and Student Media. We are committed to being the best resource to help students and their families develop into successful members of the Temple University community. As an office of peer consultants and professionals, we achieve this by orienting new students and their families; administering the disciplinary process; advising recognized Greek-letter organizations; advising student media; and cultivating a culture of service leadership and civic responsibility.
Lower Level, Mitten Hall
Student Health Services strives to promote a high standard of health among Temple University students through programs in preventive medicine and health education, in addition to diagnosis and treatment of injury and illness. Care providers include doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Services offered at the Main, Ambler, Tyler, and Health Sciences Center campuses include basic medical care, an immunization/allergy injection clinic, family planning services, health education/empowerment, and a self-care center. Other services offered at Main Campus include dermatology consultation and HIV testing.
Temple Health Empowerment Office (THEO):
The Temple Health Empowerment Office’s mission is to provide comprehensive wellness education, resources, and prevention services to empower and support Temple University students in making informed, healthier choices and achieving academic success.
Our goal is to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to stop by and talk about any health-related issue. Topics might include sexuality issues, questions about HIV or other sexually-transmitted infections, birth control information, stress management, tobacco cessation, eating/food issues, and general wellness.
THEO is located in the Lower Level of Mitten Hall. We offer free and confidential individual or group health empowerment support on the Ambler, Main, Health Sciences Center, and Tyler campuses.
Educational outreach services include: workshops for campus communities, information campaigns, and a resource center with brochures, books, videos, and Internet access.
Student Health Fee:
Students are charged a fee each semester during the academic year to help subsidize the basic diagnostic and treatment services provided by health care providers at all four campus locations. There are charges for services not covered by the Student Health Fee such as dispensed medications, orthopedic supplies, and immunizations. Office laboratory tests can be performed at Tyler, Ambler, and HSC offices, while more extensive laboratory testing is available at the Main Campus office. Please check the Student Responsibilities section for further information on health fee and insurance.
John DiMino, Ph.D., Director
TCS is a comprehensive provider of mental health services to Temple’s student population. Our mission is to support and enhance the psychological functioning of our students and thereby support the academic mission of the University. It is recognized that our students are dealing with a variety of major life issues as they pursue their education. These include separation and individuation, identity formation, relationships, affiliation, and career choices. In addition, some students come to us with prior mental health histories and medication needs.
TCS is first and foremost a provider of individual, couple, and group counseling services. This foundation provides students with support and guidance for a wide variety of problems, from adjustment issues and transitory difficulties to more serious psychological problems and even severe mental illness. In addition, TCS staff provides a full range of preventative services through orientation, outreach programs, and workshops. Whenever possible, we seek to help students avoid or reduce self-harm that may stem from making poor choices. All of our services are geared toward increasing self-awareness, understanding, and problem-solving skills that serve our students throughout their lives.
TCS provides services in the following areas:
Psychological Services: Psychological Services is staffed by licensed psychologists who provide brief individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as referral, consultation, and educational workshops. Some common issues that are addressed, either individually or in groups, include:
CERT (Conflict Education Resource Team): CERT, a peer education program supervised by psychological services staff, exists to assist in the resolution of conflict and to provide information regarding the nature and value of conflict. In addition to offering educational workshops and programs, CERT provides free conflict mediation and coaching to students who wish to find alternatives to resolve conflicts such as roommate disputes, organizational or club conflict, borrowing or lending disputes, family conflict, and more. These services are available by appointment.
Psychiatric Services: Psychiatric Services is committed to caring for the mental health needs of Temple University students by providing psychiatric evaluations, medication consultations, and short-term individual psychotherapy. The psychiatrist also responds to referrals from other TCS units and serves as a liaison to the Health Sciences Center. Students are seen by appointment, except in emergency situations when immediate care is required.
CASA (Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness): The Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) program is a comprehensive program focusing on all aspects of alcohol and other drug use and abuse. The CASA program is staffed by certified addictions counselors who work with students individually and in groups. CASA also sponsors a group of trained peer educators who offer workshops and other educational activities. These workshops emphasize positive decision-making and alternatives to alcohol and other drug use. Several anonymous recovery groups, including AA, NA, and ACOA, meet regularly on Temple's campus.
SACE (Sexual Assault Counseling and Education): Recognizing that college students are often at risk for sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of interpersonal violence, the SACE program plays a pivotal role in changing attitudes and myths about violence through education and workshops within the University community. In addition, the program provides resources for workshops, participation in curriculum development, and coordination of services for survivors of assault. The SACE staff provides crisis intervention, survivor advocacy, individual counseling, and groups for survivors of assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. SACE also utilizes peer educators who provide student support and training throughout the year. All services are confidential.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The staff also provides onsite services at the Ambler and Tyler campuses. Students are seen by appointment except in emergency situations when immediate care is required. Services are free and confidential for all registered students.
Please call 215-204-7276 for more information.
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