Our vision is that we will become a place known for a unique student support system composed of six layers: mentoring, coaching, tutoring, counseling, career development and financial advising. VMCAD will become a college where global education is a part of the curriculum, international experiences will be offered to all students, and overseas internship and studying opportunities will be available. VMCAD will be known for internationalization of domestic students, aiming to culturally enrich our society.
Each student will be assigned a mentor during their first quarter at VMCAD. This mentor will be the student’s point of contact should they need academic related advice, guidance or support throughout their time at the College. The mentor will also focus on the mentee’s total development including the sharing of resources and networks.
Students are partnered with Alumni who are working in the industry to provide them with practical advice and guidance throughout their time at the College.
Each department chair and faculty member has the responsibility to advise students in the area of their academic needs. In addition, each student is assigned a mentor who will continue to support and encourage the student until graduation.
Tutoring is available to students who experience academic difficulty. A student requesting tutoring should contact the Director of Student Affairs who will partner him/her with a student-tutor.
Students who volunteer their services to tutor others, must meet a minimum GPA and are compensated for their time.
A primary responsibility of the College is to offer every possible aid to students so they can utilize their own capabilities. Students experiencing emotional and mental health concerns may reach out to the Department of Student Affairs for referral to the College Counselor. Communication between the College Counselor and the student will remain confidential and does not affect the student’s academic or social standing within the College Community.
The Career Services Department at VMCAD is where students and alumni can go for career advice, resume assistance, and to learn about current opportunities in their field. The development of professional, career-building, skills is at the core of VMCAD and our placement program. To facilitate this, Career Services hosts a number of events throughout the year including job fairs, resume workshops, and networking events. As part of an experience-based curriculum, Career Services offers two courses required for all programs, Career Development/Exploration, and Internship. With a focus on building professional skills in tandem with program specific technical courses, the goal of Career Services is to provide all students with the skills needed to develop a comprehensive career strategy
VMCAD aims to prepare students for financial success. This includes both in business and in personal settings. An Economics course is offered which examines the basic concepts of the economy and their applications to problems and policies. Concepts include supply and demand, market and prices, income distribution, allocation of resources, contemporary economic issues, and personal finance.
The College is also working to develop a program in which students can meet with a member of the College in which to obtain basic financial advising to help with structuring their finances. They would obtain working knowledge of their personal finances and be provided with tools to make better financial decisions, ultimately, alleviating stress due to finances.