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Student Success: Staying Connected

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things for all of us. But what hasn't changed is our commitment to you and your student.

BW resources are still available to your student. Our professors and staff are here to give your student individual attention in planning for next year's classes and staying on track for academic, professional and personal success.

Listed below are a few of the many services available to your student for academic and career success. In addition, health and social needs are being met with YouTube workouts, mental health telecounseling services, including new, 24/7 services from ProtoCall, and more.

Likewise, BW student life (including campus clubs and organizations) are offering a variety of virtual activities that span from trivia contests to speakers to award ceremonies. Activities are also underway for BW's David & Francis Brain Center for Community Engagement that enable students to enjoy community service while still maintaining social distance protocols and BW student-athletes, who are still connected to their coaches and engaged in community outreach.

In the arts, students as well as the public can connect to the Conservatory of Music's Virtual Concert Series, called Surrounded by Sound, to tune into digital recordings of BW master performances.

Academic Support Services

The Learning Center, Reading Center and Writing Center have shifted all academic support services online. All students have been contacted with information on how to access these programs and services.

Academic Advising

Registration for fall 2020 classes began in March. All students have been released to register for fall classes by their advisors. The office of Academic Advising is offering both telephone and virtual advising via Blackboard Collaborate. Students can contact the advising office by calling 440-826-2188 or emailing

Career Services

Career Services is taking video and phone appointments and offering the following services and resources to support career planning. Students can schedule via their Handshake account.

  • 24/7 online career tools include virtual workshops and video tutorials on key career technology tools.
  • Video content is available covering topics such as "Job hunting in the age of COVID-19" and "Digital Networking."

  • BW Handshake is a web-based platform with 24/7 access to job and internship opportunities, career-related events and resources. Handshake is the largest early talent recruiting platform connecting employers, talent, and colleges and universities in one place and currently includes over 420,000 employers.
  • Yellow Jackets Career Connections Network, powered by Wisr is a digital tool that unites students with other members of the BW community to help build networks, find mentors, join a career community, and create pathways for life after BW. Family members interested in becoming part of this professional network can join.
  • Career expertise from advisors with decades of experience, including Patrick Keebler, director of Career Services, who was recently interviewed on a InternCLE podcast.