STAR Completion Coach
STAR Completion Coach
STAR - Success Coaching, Tutoring, Academic Support, and Resources
Bellingham Technical College’s STAR program provides ongoing personalized coaching, mentoring, tutoring, and more to students who are committed to achieving their educational goals. Our program was created specifically to build a community of support and success on campus. The STAR program believes every student belongs at BTC.
STAR is a grant-funded program that is limited to serving 500 active students annually. If you join, you will work with a STAR coach to plan for your success at BTC, help you navigate resources and get the most out of your education. STAR also has a wonderful team of peer coaches (fellow students currently enrolled) who are here to work with you as you develop all the skills and habits you need to reach your goals!
Peer coaches Gaby Avena, Jaylyn Boydon, Lindsey Hanna, Rosettia Zeringue
At the beginning, you’ll likely meet with your STAR coach twice a month for the first few months, unless you let us know this frequency won’t work for your schedule. Once you and your STAR coach have been working together for some time and have established some long-term goals, it is likely your 1:1 meetings will become less frequent. Once a month or once a quarter may fit better, it depends on what works for you.
As part of STAR, you’ll attend events and campus workshops. These will be relevant to your goals and degree plan, so it is in your best interest to attend regardless of whether or not you participate in STAR.
Yes! Students who work have added time management concerns. They also have the added benefit of gaining work experience and the opportunity to master time management during their time in college. We’ll work with you to make sure our meetings are useful and fit in your schedule. We are also available by phone and email. Just let us know if you’d like to meet less frequently or touch base more frequently by phone or email rather than face-to-face.
As student in STAR, you’ll be committing about 1-3 hours a month to STAR activities. This includes meeting with your coach, attending events and workshops, and working toward goals outside of our meetings. As you begin to seek out and pursue leadership and networking opportunities on your own, your meetings with your STAR coach will become less frequent. So, overall, the commitment each month will likely never exceed 3 hours.