The VUB Counselors will meet with individual students to review and modify Individual Academic Plans. They will help students to develop a plan to reach educational goals, discuss and apply for eligible VA educational benefits and military transcripts when appropriate, and explore career interests. Understanding career choices, requirements for each career, and comprehending the job market will also be discussed. Students will receive assistance to apply for financial aid and complete scholarship searches. Solutions to problems, such as low self-esteem, marital problems, housing problems, drug and alcohol issues, or family and work challenges that may interfere with educational progress will be explored.
Strategies to deal with obstacles or barriers that affect achievement and growth will be discussed. Referrals are made for issues with PTSD, substance abuse, homelessness, fears surrounding success and failure and personal challenges.