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Business Student Success Center

Temporary Virtual Services

Chico State is moving to virtual delivery of instruction and services. Campus and physical offices are closed until further notice.

We are all still working, here to answer questions, solve problems, and help students manage in this challenging time while continuing to make degree progress, but operating in a new mode of delivery. All services will be delivered via phone, email, online, and when appropriate with live Zoom conferencing.

Please don’t hesitate to call (530-898-3835) or leave an email (wcharkness@csuchico.edu). We will get back to you ASAP and are happy to answer your questions and help you in any way we can.

Beginning March 30, all tutoring will be delivered online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Please visit the Business Tutoring Services page for details.

If you are a current student and have questions regarding your class, please email your professor directly.

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The College of Business is committed to supporting students in their efforts to learn, graduate, and succeed. Toward that end, we complement student success services on campus with customized tutoring in five challenging business subject areas and career development opportunities for all students.

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Business Tutoring Services

Tutors provide assistance outside the classroom at no cost to our students. Difficult subjects often require hands-on help, and our tutors are ready to offer guidance. Our collaboration with the campus Student Learning Center has provided professional training for our tutors and many insights on the entire tutoring process. Beginning March 30, tutoring services will be delivered online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

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Professional Development Workshops

The Business Student Success Center offers a variety of workshops designed to provide students with important opportunities that aid in their personal and professional development. These workshops create a welcoming environment within the college, provide programming for students to pursue and reflect on their experiences, and encourage students to explore and become involved in curricular and co-curricular activities on campus and in the community.

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Special Activity Club Grant

We value the experience students get while being part of a student organization. There are a variety of ways to fund their activities, including fundraising, membership fees, and Instructional Related Activity grants. However, occasionally student organizations need a little extra support to add additional value to their members co-curricular resume, or desire to embark on a larger, cross-club activity that benefits members from a variety of COB clubs.


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Laptop Checkout Program

Laptops are available to all current business majors for up to three hours at a time for note-taking, presentations, online assignments, research, and more! 



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Professional Attire Fund

If you are getting ready to interview for a job, an internship, or need professional attire for professional events or conferences, let us know if we can help with the purchase. We want you to look your best! The professional attire fund is dedicated to helping low-income students make a positive first impression during the interview process.



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Lunch Connections

Want to build a stronger connection with one of your professors? Wouldn't it be nice to learn a bit more about your professor's background and how they have achieved their success? Not only can Lunch Connections help provide the answers, but lunch is on us!