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TRIO Student Support Services
Sattgast Hall 207

Phone: (218) 755-2614
Fax: (218) 755-4116

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #22
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


TRIO SSS offers three for-credit courses designed to help participants be successful in college and prepare for the world of work.

TRIO SSS College Orientation

UNIV 1180  (1 Credit)
For TRIO SSS eligible students, this course offers a complete orientation to the university, including academic, personal, and social concerns. Through departmental tours, guest lectures, and various other activities, students gain a sense of community and knowledge that will help them become successful college students. 

Life Career Planning

UNIV 1200 (2 Credits)

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to use critical thinking skills, group interaction, assignments and presentations to explore and analyze their values, skills, interests and career goals. The course enables students to explore areas of interest or focus on an already established area of interest by providing them time to research national and regional employment trends, salaries, and employment outlooks. Values clarification exercises, ethics on the job, job shadowing and interest and personality inventories are all key elements of this course. Several career assessments are administered and analyzed, including Discover, Self-Directed Search (SDS), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Fundamental Interpersonal Response Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B). Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe the process of career development, discuss the role that their values, interests and abilities play in their career decision making, and hopefully focus their academic career toward an area of interest worthy of continued exploration.

Critical Reading and Analysis

UNIV 1199 (2 Credits)
Emphasis is placed on the skills critical to college success. Time management, improved reading strategies, listening, note taking, and test taking are taught through practical application using a variety of materials, including the students' own textbooks.