The Office of Student Development (OSD) is part of the Undergraduate Studies unit of the Office of Academic Affairs. It is located on the 2M floor of Steinman Hall in the Grove School of Engineering. We work with each entering freshman student to help you navigate the City College campus and the Grove School of Engineering curriculum, facilitating your successful transition into college, and from college into your career. To enhance your academic experience, we provide short-term personal counseling and on-going academic counseling, including guidance with your course selection, registration and decision making in your academic major. We also offer free tutoring. In addition to our academic services, we provide assistance with your professional development through mentoring, corporate information sessions and information about co-op, scholarship and internship opportunities.
All of our programming are designed to forge a sense of community between you and the Engineering faculty and staff, especially since many of your early courses are physically outside of the Grove School of Engineering. Orientation includes activities that will acquaint you with the habits of highly effective students, and it will help you to get to know other students at the Grove School. Your upper-class peers will be on hand to greet you and encourage your participation in engineering clubs. Each new freshman will meet one-on-one with an assigned advisor during the first semester, and the entire OSD staff stands ready to explore strategies that will lead to your personal and academic well-being, and eventual graduation from the Grove School of Engineering.
- Tutoring: The OSD offers free tutoring for popular courses (please visit OSD each semester for a current schedule)
- Advising (please visit OSD for further details)
- Internships as well as research and some job opportunities are available through the Office of Academic Affairs. Also visit the CCNY Career Center.
- Some scholarships are administered by OSD
- Clubs and student chapters of honors and professional societies are overseen by the OSD
- Workshops, corporate information sessions, travel to conferences, and special recruitment events
- Space for study & student/career development events: room chart.
- External relations: The OSD is liaison to some specialized organizations
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are also available, and, the facility is also open for additional hours based on student needs, such as during exam periods, for special events scheduling, and for other special requests.
OSD ADMINISTRATION & STAFF
ENGINEERING TOWN HALL MEETINGS
OSD works with other key offices to organize the Grove School of Engineering Town Hall Meetings which provide a forum for the entire student body in the Grove School of Engineering to meet with the administrators of the Grove School of Engineering where they are encouraged to ask questions pertinent to the school as it affects their studies, their education and their careers, and these concerns, suggestions, comments and issues are addressed by the GSoE administration. Besides OSD forums to address student concerns, GSoE Departments host engineering mixers and conducts surveys on quality of student life that facilitates student empowerment.
HONORS, ORDER OF THE ENGINEER RING, AND GRADUATION CEREMONIES
OSD also facilitates the coordination of the Grove School's honors and leadership recognition ceremony for Dean's List recipients and other honors and awards as well as its graduation ceremony in partnership with other key staff from other offices within the Grove School including its Order of The Engineer and Ring Ceremony. OSD is also responsible for working with department chairs in their selection of the Grove's Alumni Medal winners (for top graduate in each academic department) and the GSoE valedictorian.
Prominent engineering alumni who served as Presidents of the GSoE Engineering Alumni Association (left to right: Presidents Adler, Schwartz, and Plotkin) officiates at the Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony (2011).