Academic Support Services
The Academic Support Center (ASC), housed in Farrell Hall-209, provides free tutoring to Walsh University students. Writing tutoring for graduate students is usually provided on a one-to-one basis, arranged in half-hour or one-hour sessions. In-person writing tutoring is available for all graduate programs. Distance writing tutoring may be available upon request. Please contact the Academic Support Center for scheduling information for writing tutoring. If you have any subject-based tutoring requests, please refer to your Program Director. More information regarding tutoring, including contact information for the Academic Support Center, can be found at https://www.walsh.edu/academic-support-center.
Walsh University is committed to fostering an institutional climate in which qualifies students with disabilities have full access to the academic environment. Housed in Farrell Hall 209, along with the Academic Support Center, Accessibility Services verifies students' disability status and determines eligibility for specific accommodations. Academic accommodations, such as tape recorders, electronic textbooks, and extended test time, are coordinated through this office, as are physical accommodations, including disability-appropriate housing and physical changes to classrooms or labs,. Students must register with Accessibility Services in order to receive these services per federal law. Accessibility Services can provide these accommodations only to students with verified disabilities and not to the general student population.
Walsh University Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning supports students applying knowledge to real-world problems through guided experiences outside the classroom. The Office of Service Learning, the Career Center and the Office of Global Learning collaborate to offer numerous experiences for students to engage in authentic opportunities on campus and with the outside community. Students will engage in real world experiences that prepare them for a profession or career, strengthen their professional skill set and deepen their overall understanding of their discipline.
The Office of Service Learning's mission is to facilitate mutually beneficial service learning opportunities among Walsh and the local community. This is accomplished by supporting faculty as they develop and incorporate service learning into courses and by understanding community needs via established relationships with local organizations. Through Service Learning courses students will:
- Apply course content to the service experience in the community.
- Apply knowledge from the service experience to the course content.
- Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of issues and needs in the community based on the service experience.
To discover a service learning course that fits with your academic goals, visit the Service Learning webpage or contact the Office of Service Learning.
The Career Center — located in the David Campus Center — empowers students and alumni to connect their academic preparation to employment or continued study beyond graduation. The staff of the Career Center use a systematic approach of self-assessment, experiential learning, and best-practice coaching to help students and alumni succeed in both identifying and reaching the next step in their professional journey, whether that step includes employment or graduate school.
The Career Center also works to cultivate relationships with local employers in order to connect student/alumni talent with internship and job opportunities in northeast Ohio and beyond. Through a series of on-campus and regional job fairs, students and alumni have opportunities to meet face-to-face with local professionals and graduate degree programs seeking new candidates.
Also, students and alumni have 24/7 access to Handshake -- the Career Center’s online career management platform. Handshake uses simple but powerful search tools and alerts to help you find the best fit from more than 500,000 jobs and internships posted by 120,000 companies, non-profits and government organizations. Show off your best self to employers by building out a rich profile that helps you stand out when employers search for students. Handshake also continually personalizes career recommendations based on your interests and connections, helping you discover exciting new opportunities.
Take the next step in your career journey by connecting with the Career Center at walsh.edu/career-center.
Through the Office of Global Learning, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of faculty-led courses in Europe, Uganda, Tanzania, Haiti, and beyond. Walsh’s Rome campus in Castel Gandolfo, Italy provides faculty-led courses in a number of disciplines throughout the academic year and into the summer academic sessions. Global Learning programs offer students unique academic experiences that broaden their intellectual awareness, cultural sensitivity, professional preparedness, and exposure to the world. This is why Walsh University students are encouraged to participate in at least one Global Learning experience before they graduate.
Students may also seek study abroad opportunities through a number of providers or our consortia partner, the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA). Walsh University also partners with CAPA –The Global Education Network to offer students a number of international internship opportunities in locations such as Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Shanghai, and Sydney. Students interested in exploring such opportunities should contact the Office of Global Learning.
Walsh University is also proud of its status as a Peace Corps Preparatory Institution. The Peace Corps Prep program will prepare students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, students build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support.
Details for the application process for any of these programs can be found on the Global Learning webpage or by contacting the Office of Global Learning.
Student Publications, Broadcasting And Video Production
The Spectator, the official student newspaper, reports current events on campus and voices the opinions and attitudes of the student body regarding various aspects of life at the University. The campus literary society publishes a magazine, Raison d’ Être, and conducts various events. WCAV, the University’s cable radio station, operates from a studio in the basement of the Betzler Science Center.