Student Success Center

GSI Qatar: A Model for Student Success

At GSI Qatar, we want our students to succeed. Our philosophy focuses on building a rich academic career for each of our students, ensuring that each one has all the tools, resources, and support they need.

We know that in order to be successful, our students need more than just academic support. Our model includes six key success factors:

Directed

Students have a clear understanding of their goals and how to achieve them.

Focused

Students are engaged in their studies and have a high level of commitment to their academic success.

Nurtured

Students feel supported by faculty and staff, both inside and outside the classroom.

Engaged

Students are actively involved in their education, both in the classroom and during extracurriculars.

Connected

Students feel a sense of belonging and connection to the university community.

Valued

Students’ skills, talents, abilities, and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel that their contributions are appreciated.

SERVICES and PROGRAMS

GSI Qatar offers a variety of services and programs to help our students succeed.

New Student and Registration Support

We understand that the registration process can be confusing and overwhelming. Our staff is here to help! We offer support services for new students and program planning to ensure that you are registered for the right classes and on track to graduate.

Research shows that a student’s experience during their first year of college greatly influences their success in reaching their academic goals.

Our services for new students include (See Below)

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Our services for
new students include

We offer placement testing support to help students assess their skills in order to place them into the appropriate level classes.

Our Welcome Ambassadors are upper-level students who have been specially trained to help new students adjust to college life. They can answer your questions about campus life, connect you with resources, and help you get involved in student organizations and activities.

All new students are required to attend our Orientation program. During Orientation, you will learn about university policies and procedures, and meet with the student success team.

Our First-Year Support Counselors are here to help you adjust to college life and answer any questions you may have.

New students are encouraged to participate in our activities and events for new students. These activities are a great way to meet other new students and learn about GSI Qatar.

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Academic Advising

Our team are here to help you succeed! They will work with you to ensure that you are taking the right classes, help you plan your schedule, and connect you with campus resources.

Scholarships

We know that financing your education is important. We offer different types of partial and full scholarships.

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Career Services

A career counselor can help students choose the right degree by exploring their strengths and interests. They are here to help guide you along the path of your choosing. A career advisor can help you find jobs in your field, find part-time or summer work, prepare for interviews, and build your resume and LinkedIn profile.

 

For Career Services,
we also offer:

Our College Work-Study Program provides students with the opportunity to work on campus and earn money to help pay for their education.

Our internship program provides students with the opportunity to work in a professional environment and gain experience in their field of study.

We also offer internships with local businesses and organizations. These internships provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in their field of study and explore different career options.

Student Success Coaches

Our Student Success Coaches (SSC) are here to help you succeed! They will work with you one-on-one to develop a success plan, connect you with campus resources, and help you overcome any challenges you may face.

  • Student Success Coaches will attend classes with students to support the instructor and offer help to the students.
  • Student Success Coaches offer Sunday review sessions and individual or small group tutoring.
  • In addition, The Success Center offers regular workshops to provide students with the life skills, study skills, and soft skills they need for success.

 

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Transfer Services

We support students who want to transfer to our partner universities and also support our students who decide to transfer to other universities.

These opportunities include:

Linking students to mentors to support and guide them.

Selected students are developed to represent the university in various functions.

GSI QATAR: Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow