You are here

Well-come Back! Wellness Resources for Success

The start of fall semester might bring a mix of emotions. The excitement of being back on campus to see friends is generally met with the realization that summer is over. Sure, the first week might be relatively easy, but as an engineering student the pace of classes picks up pretty quickly. Not to mention the job search, which can bring added stress. We often make sure that everyone and everything else is taken care of before ourselves. But, I challenge you to put yourself first this year. Lean on your buckeye community and take advantage of the great resources out there to ensure you feel the best you can so that you can be successful!

What are some resources on campus?

  • Student Wellness Center provides student empowerment resources to support balance and overall holistic wellness.  The office’s initiatives promote 9 dimensions of wellness: emotional, social, spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, creative, environmental, and—you guessed it—career!
  • Counseling and Consultation Service offers comprehensive individual and group mental health services.  If you’re not interested in a 1-1 appointment, consider their groups. Numerous groups are offered through Counseling and Consultation Service that address student concerns in a variety of areas.  Some of the groups are population and/or issue specific, while other groups consist of skill building and experiential learning. 
  • Career Counseling and Support Services (CCSS) includes diversity-sensitive services through counseling, consultation, and lasting partnerships that serve the career development needs of students. CCSS is open to all OSU students.
  • Stress Management and Resiliency Training (S.M.A.R.T.) Lab includes free individual and small group resiliency training and stress management.

Looking for additional support?

  • OSUCCS app: access to self-help resources through Ohio State’s counseling and consultation Services.
  • RUOK app: utilize resources that may be beneficial should you experience worsening depressive feelings or thoughts to end your life.

When one area of our lives is out of balance, it can impact many other portions of our lives—oftentimes, without our realization. If you feel a bit off track, use the resources above to make sure your wellness is taken care of. Let’s look forward to a great year and a successful job search!

"Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." - Nelson Mandela

About the author

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor is a Career Counselor at Engineering Career Services.