Student Success

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NC STATE UNIVERSITY
P.J. Adams, Ph.D.
NCSU Staff Psychologist
NC STATE UNIVERSITY
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The Ohio State University
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Psychology
 B.A. (2002)
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Counseling Psychology
 Ph.D. (2008)
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Mother is a Korean immigrant (1970’s)
Father is Caucasian-American
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This is an exciting time, but it can also be
stressful!
Students may face several challenges
Social
 Cultural
 Academic
 Psychological
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If someone with no experience in your country
moved into your home, what advice and
support would you give them?
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The 1st year is most important!
Give yourself time to adjust to all the changes.
Seek out international students you relate to.
Seek out relationships with American students.
Become involved in the NCSU or local community.
Use the resources that are available to you.
Do not be afraid to ask questions!
Remember that you are part of the NCSU family now
and there are staff/faculty/students here that CARE
ABOUT YOU!
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Counselor = mentor, ally, expert
We can support you by answering your questions
and/or helping you find resources
 We can help you become a successful student
 We can help you with feelings of loneliness,
depression, or anxiety
 We can help you build positive relationships with
other students, staff, and faculty
 We can provide you with a private relationship to
talk with another person
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For academic concerns/challenges
To help with student and faculty relationships
To talk about missing their home
To help them find resources
To receive support when they need it
When they are distressed
When they feel anxious, depressed, lack
confidence, etc.
YOU ARE HERE.
NC STATE UNIVERSITY
NCSU
COUNSELING CENTER
 Student Health Services Center (2nd Floor)
 2815 Cates Avenue
 919-515-2423 (8:00 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday)
 What to expect
 Schedule a future appointment or walk-ins
 Fill out required paperwork
 Meet with counselor for intake – get to know
you better and why you have come to
counseling
 Private conversation!
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