Hidden Amenities on Auburn's Campus
Trying to find your way in college can be pretty overwhelming.
Before you graduate, you’re sure to face plenty of challenges on your journey from class to career. Luckily, Auburn has some great tools to support you through your college experience and into the next chapter of your life. Whether you need a tutor, a career counselor, or equipment for a weekend getaway, you’ll find guidance in this ultimate list of Auburn’s best hidden resources.
This free peer tutoring program is focused on helping pair students who need help in core classes with experienced Auburn students. You can make a private appointment or drop in with a friend to easily get advice on different studying styles, material that might be on the test, and a better understanding of the class as a whole.
If you’re tired of jumping through hoops to print documents on campus, check out the MDRL. The Media and Digital Resource Lab offers much more than just printing (although I often use it to print out my notes). You can hop on one of the many computers to print and scan documents, edit and produce video and audio, and even design graphics and web pages. The best part is your prints charge straight to your e-bill. The lab is located on the first floor of RBD and has plenty of computers, meaning no lines, no waiting, and no frustration!
As an Auburn student, you have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Muse with the click of a button. Downloading all of these apps normally comes out to $79.49 a month! And if it couldn’t get any better, students can also install Office 365 applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, free of charge.
The Career Center guides Auburn students in finding opportunities for the future. One of the best amenities they offer is help with interviewing skills. Whether you want practice in-person or over Skype, there are plenty of staff members willing to perform mock interviews and provide feedback and tips for free.
Found on the third floor of Mary Martin Hall, the Campus Career Closet allows students to dress their best for interviews and career fairs with free business attire ranging from suits to accessories. Drop by anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or make an appointment through Handshake to get access to the closet. You can choose up to four clothing items a year and even make donations to support other Auburn students.
Handshake is a useful online tool offered through your AU Access account where you can look for full or part time jobs and internships (including on-campus jobs). By selecting preferences such as location or industry of interest, you can stay informed about career fairs, job listings, and career center appointments in no time. Set up your account through AU Access to get started.
If you need extra help writing your resume, VMock can help. Offered by Career Services, VMock is an online tool that provides a thorough critique of your resume, focused towards employers in your field. Sign in with your student login and review your resume up to 10 times a year.
Created for injured or disabled Auburn students and staff, Jaunt is a free door-to-door golf cart service that takes you wherever you need to go on campus. To schedule a ride, just provide your class schedule and start and end points and a friendly staff member will be on their way.
Auburn’s food pantry provides non-perishable items to any Auburn student regardless of financial need. Just stop by the Auburn Cares office in the Student Center (Suite 1115) and pick up or donate food to help out struggling students.
Health and Wellness
Individual Counseling, Therapy Support Groups, Workshops, you name it. Auburn’s Student Counseling and Psychological Services provides endless services to get you through the good and the bad. We’ve all been there, so take advantage of these awesome and free amenities while you can!
This 12-week program focuses on eating well, building strength and endurance, modifying body weight, and forming healthy habits overall. After a kickoff meeting, participants begin with an initial assessment. The program includes cooking workshops, counseling services, a group fitness pass, and more. Semi-private training is also offered twice a week that will have participants feeling great by their mid-point and final assessments. All of this is offered to Auburn students through The Rec for $195.
No matter what your idea of adventure is, Auburn Outdoors has the gear for you. Camping gear, kayaking equipment, and much more is all available to rent for the day, weekend, or on a weekly basis. AO also offers a bike shop, providing the tools and resources you need to fix any type of bike.
Each month a new Group Fitness class is offered free of charge to Auburn students. Just scroll to the bottom of the Group Fitness page to check out the class of the month. Show up and sweat it out for free — as many times as you want!
Now that you know about Auburn’s most helpful amenities, don’t be afraid to get out and take advantage of them. These tools are there for a reason, so don't let them go to waste.
Be well, Auburn.