The Center for Student Success creates the opportunities for students to learn how to learn throughout their academic careers.

Our services support students as they practice skills and habits for academic success, learn with and from their peers, reflect on their ongoing development as scholars. Through partnerships with Bergen Community College faculty and staff, our work promotes a university culture that responds to students’ needs and affirms each student’s ability to achieve their goals.

Available Counseling Services

The Center has a staff of Faculty and Professional Counselors who offer a wide variety of services for students.

Academic Counselors

  • Assist students in determining which major to pursue
  • Assist with academic planning (course selection and graduation requirements)
  • Assist with navigation towards a path to academic success
  • Discuss college resources and provide  referrals when needed.

Transfer Counselors

  • Assist students by providing information about transferability of courses taken at Bergen
  • Share information regarding articulation agreements with four-year colleges and transfer process
  • Lead transfer workshops and organize transfer fairs
  • Provide transfer resources for students

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Career Counselors

  • Prepare students to meet their individual career goals through career counseling
  • Provide experience learning opportunities through Co-op, internships, and service learning
  • Host workshops on resume development, interview skills and job search
  • Link students with job opportunities through Handshake
  • Handles the paperwork for student Federal Work Study and On-Campus Employment

Personal Counselors

  • Counsel students, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to student life, and making changes
  • Act as student advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Refer students  to community resources or specialists as necessary

Spring 2024 Out-of-State College Fair

  • Wednesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the main hallway of the Student Center
Attending College / University Contact Email
Aspen / United States Universities Steve Mendel [email protected]
Binghamton University Russell Althouse [email protected]
Chamberlain & Walden University Samarah Gayle [email protected]
Columbia University Abigail Kaczmarek [email protected]
CUNY Baruch College Robert Hernandez [email protected]
Delaware State University Beverly Gordy-Stith [email protected]
Dominican University Wendoli Tejada [email protected]
Fodham University Jose Olivares [email protected]
Iona University Julia Frampton [email protected]
Johnson & Wales University Sharon Gramcko [email protected]
Long Island University Elizabeth Madey [email protected]
Manhattanville Trisha Feliciano [email protected]
Marist College Kendra Elder [email protected]
Pace University Marisa Medici [email protected]
Penn State University Keith Eopechino [email protected]
Southern New Hampshire University Cindie Sylvester [email protected]
Temple University School of Pharmacy Lai Ara D. Powell [email protected]
The New School Christopher Aaron [email protected]
The University of Scranton Deborah Lipinski [email protected]
University of Mount Saint Vincent Robert Tyrrell [email protected]
Wagner College Dana Caccio [email protected]
Western Governors University Maritza E.M. Mercado [email protected]
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Francisco Zapata-Reyes [email protected]

Spring 2024 In-State College Fair

  • Thursday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the main hallway of the Student Center
Attending College / University Contact Email
Berkeley College Laurie McBrinn [email protected]
Drew University Sunita Bhargava [email protected]
Felician University Matthew Powell [email protected]
Kean University Samantha Reilly [email protected]
Monmouth University Patrick Dorsey [email protected]
Montclair State University Erin Samples [email protected]
New Jersey City University Jorge Fernanderz [email protected]
Ramapo College Nicole Pedoto [email protected]
Rider University Anthony Domingues [email protected]
Rowan University Clare Concannon [email protected]
Rutgers University-Newark Marcus Bourbon [email protected]
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Mandy Webster
Saint Peter’s Univeristy Mason Traino [email protected]
Stevens Institute of Technology Gregory Bardzell [email protected]
Thomas Edison State University Jay Grady [email protected]
William Paterson University Missy Matera [email protected]

Contact Information

The Center for Student Success
One Stop Center, Pitkin Education Center (1st Floor)
Phone: 201-447-7211.
E-mail: [email protected]

Last Student Intake:

  1. During peak registration time students should arrive at least 1.5 hours before Center for Student Success closes.
  2. Last student intake:
    – Monday through Thursday: 5:00 P.M.
    – Friday: 4:00 P.M.
  3. Walk-in appointments range from 5  to 15 minutes. If additional time is needed, a follow up appointment will be made.