By Elena Watts, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications
Potential, incoming and current Texas A&M University students will soon have the opportunity to take advantage of Student Success Collaborative’s (SSC) Guide, a highly customized smartphone application that will help to ensure they stay on track during their time at the university.
From their first steps on campus to their last walks at graduation, Guide will specifically address their individual needs, from completing and maintaining necessary paperwork to scheduling and attending helpful appointments.
“The number of hours millennials spend on their smartphones is basically a part-time job,” said Education Advisory Board (EAB) Strategic Leader Madeline Pongor. “So, if we’re not meeting students on smartphones where they are expecting to get the information, [and] there’s not enough support in that channel where they are expecting to find support, then we are doing them a disservice.”