Dennis Learning Center
Located at 250 Younkin Success Center 1640 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43201
Hours – M-Th 9am-7pm; F 9am-5pm
The Dennis Learning Center’s mission and purpose:
The Dennis Learning Center supports students so that they can enter, excel in, and successfully complete academic programs at The Ohio State University. We help students thrive by providing assistance in areas that include motivation, academic stress, procrastination, study skills, time management, test taking, learning from text, note taking, and self-regulation. We also are devoted to the advancement of research that promotes greater knowledge and understanding of college students’ academic success.
The Dennis Learning Center provides group workshops that students can register for on their own or attend through a session requested by their college, department, or program. Workshops include overcoming procrastination, using effective study strategies, and managing academic stress.
Individual Academic Assistance
The Dennis Learning Center’s academic coaching service provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a chance to meet and discuss their context with a trained peer. During these sessions, students are given the opportunity to discuss the specifics of their current methods, challenges, and goals. The coach and learner together develop adaptive strategies for addressing these goals and typically meeting for a series of weeks until the student regains a sense of control over their academic achievement.
Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services
Located at Younkin Success Center (2nd Floor) 1640 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43210
Hours – M-F 8am-5pm
Career Counseling and Support Services’ (CCSS) Mission:
To serve the career development needs of OSU students by providing high quality and diversity-sensitive services through counseling, consultation and lasting partnerships, designed to facilitate learning and advance well-being, purpose, identity development and citizenship.
CCSS offers the student both career exploration and exploration of self. They can help students figure out what majors or careers to pursue or whether or not graduate school may be a good fit. They will help go over your resume or graduate school essay. They can also give you tips on interviewing and will do mock interviews so you can practice. CCSS also assists graduate and professional students with career planning, job search strategies, or perhaps whether to pursue academic or nonacademic careers.
You can make an appointment by calling 614-688-3898
During the academic year, they have walk-in sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00pm (last walk-in taken at 2:30pm), and Fridays 9:00 – 11:00am (last walk-in taken at 10:30am).
If you would like to explore resources on these topics by yourself, please click on this link and explore CCSS’ website. They have a variety of resources on career exploration, choosing a major, information on graduate school (i.e., how to write an effective graduate school admission essay, interviewing techniques), how to negotiate a salary, interviewing for academia, etc.
If you are a staff or faculty that would like to request a workshop please click on this link. Here are the topics that they offer: Overview of Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services
- Self-Exploration: Connecting with Ohio State majors and careers
- Career Planning, Search and Transferable Skills
- Decision-Making (and managing related stress)
- Resume and Cover Letters / CV’s and Cover Letters
- Effective Interviewing Skills
- Finding an Internship
- Salary Negotiation
- Making the Most of Job Fairs
- Applying to Graduate School
- Life After College
They will also collaborate and create a custom workshop that fits your need. If this is of interest please call (614.688.3898) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org