The staff of Career Services assists students in making career plans and achieving professional goals. Comprehensive services are available to assist students in self-assessment, career exploration and major and career decision-making. Featured services include the CareerQuest Program, Career Tracks, seminar series for sophomores, juniors and seniors, an academic internship program, and job postings from around the world.
The CareerQuest Program provides students a venue to explore career-related values, interests, skills, and personality traits. Through a series of four inventories/ tests students will develop a better understanding of how they relate to the world of work and identify appropriate major and career options.
All first-year students are encouraged to participate in Career Tracks, a career orientation program scheduled just prior to the beginning of spring term. Career Tracks includes individualized career assessments and speakers who discuss their career field and majors.
The seminar series are six-week, non-credit courses addressing topics such as career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, internships, and graduate school/job search preparation. These courses are available for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Starting junior year, students are eligible to participate in the Rhodes Academic Internship Program. More than 150 opportunities exist in a variety of settings. Most academic departments award credits for a semester-long internship and many are also available for F11 credit.
During junior and senior year, students are encouraged to meet with Career Services staff to discuss their post-graduate plans and participate in on-campus recruitment. Employers will conduct interviews and collect resumes for jobs and internships through the Career Services office. A Graduate School Expo and a Career and Internship Expo are held each year. These events draw representatives who are interested in recruiting Rhodes’ students. Students will also have access to CareerLynx, a job and internship posting site for students and alumni. Additional workshops are held throughout the year to help students network with employers and gain valuable skills.
Students will also have access to free resources including Going Global, Career Insider by Vault and the Career Services library. Career Services provides many additional resources to help students make informed decisions about graduate school and their career path.
The Student Counseling Center provides confidential, short-term counseling services to all students. In addition to individual counseling, the Counseling Center provides support groups, crisis intervention, and referrals to local psychiatrists. The Counseling center also conducts workshops and outreach programs on topics such as stress, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other issues of concern to students. All services provided by Counseling Center staff are free of charge and confidential.
Students may be treated for most ordinary illnesses at the Moore Moore Student Health Center on campus. A registered nurse is available to consult with students about their healthcare needs. In addition, a Nurse Practitioner is retained Monday through Friday by the College to provide health care to students. A minimal fee is charged to a student’s account per visit for services with the Nurse Practitioner. The College does not bill insurance for the Nurse Practitioner’s services. Laboratory tests performed at AEL Laboratories will be billed to the student’s insurance by AEL Laboratories. In instances when the office is closed, emergencies, special testing or a specialist are needed; the student is referred off campus and is responsible for the charges incurred.
A complete medical history, examination and immunization history is required of all new or transfer students. The College also requires each student to have accident, sickness and hospitalization coverage throughout enrollment. Students may be covered under a family policy or a private carrier. Check with your private insurance provider to insure that possible visits to our health center nurse practitioner, Memphis area physicians, minor medical centers or emergency rooms will be covered under your plan. International Students must enroll in an Insurance policy negotiated through the college.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Rhodes is committed to ensuring that educational programs are accessible to all qualified students in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and expanded by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). To guard against discrimination on the basis of disability, reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on a case-by-case basis for students who have a demonstrated need for these services. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate any request for accommodation due to a qualifying disability. Prospective students with questions about special needs or accommodations should contact the Office of Admissions.
Once students are enrolled, the Director of Student Disability Services is the point of contact for students with physical, psychological, learning and attentional disabilities. The Director of Student Disability Services confers with students on an individual basis, then together with the Disability Support Committee, determines appropriate accommodations and identifies needed resources. Accommodations are designed to meet the student’s needs without fundamentally altering the nature of the College’s instructional programs and are determined on an individual basis. Since arrangements for reasonable accommodations may require several weeks of preparation, students who have been admitted to the College and who wish to request special services should contact the Director of Student Disability Services as soon as possible after admission.
Students with disabilities who seek accommodations from Rhodes must present current, comprehensive documentation from a certified professional to the Director of Disability Services. The Disability Support Committee will use this documentation as a guide to develop an appropriate and supportive plan for the student. Documentation requirements and additional information on services provided by the College to enrolled students with disabilities are available in the Student Disability Services Office and online at www.rhodes.edu/disability.
PLEASE NOTE: This document reflects information as it was published in the 2013-14 Rhodes Catalogue. You may find more current information elsewhere on rhodes.edu.