College Scholar Success Program (CSSP) - Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL CSSP QUESTIONS
- New Student Orientation - August 2020 (CSSP: Campus Engagement: New Student Orientation)
- Freshman Roadmap to Success (CSSP: Campus Engagement: New Student Orientation)
- Sophomore Roadmap to Success (CSSP: Campus Engagement: New Student Orientation)
- Fall Career Fair Bootcamp (CSSP: Career Preparation: Professional Resume-must have draft resume after meeting)
- New Student Orientation - January 2021 (CSSP: Campus Engagement: New Student Orientation)
- Spring Career Fair Bootcamp (CSSP: Career Preparation: Professional Resume-must have draft resume after meeting)
- Spring Diversity Career Fair (CSSP: Career Preparation: Informational Interview--if you talk to someone)
All of the meetings are required by our department. You can also count the meetings for your CSSP requirements.
Sometimes there are unavoidable conflicts. Please contact IUB21CS@IU.EDU
We also have recordings of the bootcamp and sophomore version of the Roadmap to Success on Canvas. (email us at the above address if you need access to Canvas)
If you missed the Spring Diversity Career Fair there are other similar events you could attend instead. Please discuss this with our Career Coordinator Christin Correll. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All orientation events count as Campus Engagement events, this includes the Roadmap to Success meetings.
The Roadmap to Success, Bootcamp and Diversity Career Fair count as Career Preparation Events. (informational Interview, resume --you choose the category based on what activity you completed)
Make sure and add a person or department we could contact to verify your attendance.
Yes, they are required 21st Century Scholar Events in addition to CSSP requirements.
The requirements are for the whole academic year, so one per year.
Contact our Career Coordinator Christin Correll (email@example.com)
This depends on the program but you must always sign into an online event with your IU email to get attendance counted. Your time in the session will also be tracked. If you logged in with a phone number or gmail you may not receive credit for attending.
Only "Internship" and "Student Faculty Research" categories can be repeated multiple years in the Career Preparation category.
You have certain requirements each year of college: freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. You should complete the requirements as soon as possible, no later than JUNE 30th (or the end of the Spring semester) at the conclusion of the academic year of the requirement.
HOW TO FILL OUT THE CSSP
Make sure you do it at the time of the event or directly afterwards. This is important for a good reflection about the experience. First, make sure your ScholarTrack is upgraded to college dashboard then complete the activity reflection.
Each section (College Engagement and Career Preparation) has sub-sections (categories of activities to complete)
Step 1 – Review the event to see what section and sub-sections it counts towards
Step 2 - Log into ScholarTrack
Step 3 - At the bottom of the ScholarTrack page find the section and sub-section to click on and complete the activity questionnaire (this is a reflection of the activity and sometimes contact information for the event is needed)
Please contact the State at 888-528-4719 and be sure to change your email address to your IU email.
Contact the State 888-528-4719 if you are having any technical issues with your SSP requirements being checking after completing them.
Make sure the date you enter for your activity is before your award begins. Your award begins the first day of classes and runs 364 days later.
You should use the date of the first day of class for now. The state is currently working on a long term fix.
WHAT COUNTS FOR THE CSSP?
Here is an example of some events we had during the 2020-2021 Academic Year and how you could count them for the CSSP/ScholarTrack requirements.
Current Academic Year Events
- 21CS Fall or Spring Orientation for freshmen and new students > Campus Engagement
- Pre-Career Fair Bootcamp>Career Preparation / Resume (if you completed or updated a resume)
- Diversity Career Fair> Career Preparation / Informational Interview
More info on examples and reflections:
Yes, it is very important to attend both orientations as they are unique in content and purpose. They also allow us an opportunity to connect with students and share any new and important information since the previous orientation.
Here are some great websites to find activities that would satisfy the College Engagement>Campus Involvement requirement:
- Get Involved: Division of Student Affairs: Indiana University Bloomington
- BeINvolved: 21st Century Leadership Corps
More info on examples and reflections:
You do not need to attach any sort of proof. HOWEVER, in order for your activity to be tracked as completed, you must login to ScholarTrack, complete and submit the requested information including a written reflective statement about the activity. The requirement will then be checked off as completed.
You need to log your activities in your Scholartrack account. When you complete the requirement you need to add details which contain a personal reflection about the activity.
You need to talk about how the activity was relevant to your future career and employment. Make sure and note logistics also, what you attended, when and where.
Here are some examples:
- Attending an informational lunch or meeting with representatives from a company--Career Preparation/Informational Interview (Virtual or in person)
- Meeting with a career advisor to discuss resume/portfolio or practice interviewing (In this meeting you would need to discuss your resume or practice interviewing to count this as meeting an SSP requirement and discuss this in your reflection) Career Preparation/Informational Interview or Resume
- Attending a workshop explaining how to get the most out of a career fair etc..(like the Bootcamp in the Spring or Fall) Career Preparation/Informational Interview
- In the same workshop if you discuss the resume it would also count for the resume requirement (Career Preparation/Resume)
- Attending a career fair (Career Preparation/Informational Interview ). Again, you would need to either be in a one or one session or group session actively engaging in the conversation
At least one from each section: Campus Engagement, Career Preparation
The meeting with the career advisor can happen at any time—it is not a set/formal meeting but it does have to be an individual meeting with an IU career advisor. It can be any advisor. Examples would be an advisor from the Career Development Center, or a career advisor from your major school (Kelley, SPEA, JSM, College, etc..)
If you are unsure email our Career Coordinator, Christin Correl for confirmation. ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Email our Career Coordinator, Christin Correl for updated information concerning the career advisor meeting counting for an SSP requirement. ( email@example.com)
You need to have someone on staff at IUB (career coach, advisor, GA, IA, ScholarCorps member, etc.) look over and make comments on your resume or attend an event where you work on your resume like the pre-career fair bootcamp in order to count for this activity. You will need to provide a name and email for this activity.