By Kevin Lopez
The Grand Rapids Community College Lakeshore campus will be hosting an event to get students connected to a success coach.
Ari Fiske, the Student Success Coach at GRCC’s Lakeshore campus, will be running the “Donuts & Cider with your Coach” event on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. – noon and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in room 102. Meeting with the life coach can be a very valuable resource for GRCC students mapping out educational and career goals.
“I work with all incoming first year students at the Lakeshore campus,” Fiske said. “I help them with a lot of things, but I try to mainly focus on goal setting – helping them achieve whatever their goal is. Obviously, we hit bumps on the road, but I do my very best to be there for them to give them the best chance.”
The Donuts & Cider event is meant to help students feel more confident about themselves. The donuts will have toothpicks on them that represent strength and the students will pick the donut that best represents them. “We will be taking our time with each student to explore their strengths,” Fiske said. “A lot of time people will focus on the things they need to work on instead of the things they are good at, and we want to remind them of their strengths.”