The Counseling component of the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute provides a wide-range of services to students of African origin. The services are designed to enhance students’ academic, career, and personal development.

Our goal is to encourage students in a process which will enable them to express their feelings; to evaluate and resolve problems, to explore options; to formulate short-term and long-term goals; to make solid decisions and develop self-assessment, self-advocacy, assertiveness and leadership skills. We encourage students to strive for academic excellence and to participate in extra-curricular activities that will enrich their overall college experience.

We provide:

    • Course advising, career and personal counseling
    • Information on scholarships, financial aid, co-op, fellowships, internships and employment
    • Career development workshops with employers and college representatives
    • Personal development workshops
    • Résumé writing assistance
    • Information on graduate schools and the application process
    • Referral services to campus and community agencies
    • Listing of Black colleges