Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Division of Student Affairs > Academic Advising and Career Exploration > AACE Handbooks > Chapter 2 Fhsu Student Characteristics
Sophomore Year"Exploration"Learn Career InformationWhat careers relate to my interests, abilities, values, and personality preferences?
Junior Year"Focus"Experience Career AlternativesWhat's it like to be employed in various careers?
Senior Year"Job Search"Implement a Career ChoiceHow do I find a job?
Nontraditional StudentsAs our university demographics show, nontraditional students are a growing part of our student population. The average age of a student a FHSU is 24. Many returning students are nontraditional. They are looking to strike a balance between academics and their responsibilities (single parenting, childcare, and other family obligations). The issues that confront nontraditional students suggest that advisors should be informed regarding resources that can help them navigate their lives.
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Be familiar with nontraditional options such as Virtual College coursework, acceleration mechanisms, and nontraditional degrees (A.G.S. and B.G.S.).
Multicultural Aspects Fort Hays State University is admitting students of a more diverse cultural, racial and linguistic background as we provide more options that attract a more diverse population. Being able to communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally are important as we see our student population change. Please visit the Office of Diversity Affairs in the Memorial Union and use these suggestions for advising a more diverse student population:
Samovar, Larry and Porter, Richard. Communication between Cultures, Chap. 10; 1991 edition, published by Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, California.
Students with DisabilitiesSome FHSU students will require disability related advising or accommodations. Please encourage them to provide necessary documentation to Disability Student Services. If you are presented a Faculty Contact Sheet from the coordinator, please read it carefully, as it will provide information regarding the nature of accommodation for the student. Please direct any questions to the coordinator. Disability information is confidential and should be treated that way.