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ASPIRE Student Services

ASPIRE STEM Center and Drop-In Tutoring

All students are welcome in the ASPIRE STEM Center in RAINIER 338 for quarterly activities with ASPIRE staff and students or come to one-on-one tutoring assistance in pre-college and college-level math and science courses. Drop-in tutoring services are available Monday–Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3–5 p.m.

Navigational and Personal Support

Meet one-on-one with our ASPIRE staff who can assist you in navigating your way through your educational goals here at Pierce, from enrollment through graduation. Staff are ready to help by coordinating quarterly check-ins, assisting with scholarship searches, reviewing transfer applications, writing letters of recommendation, providing guidance, and advocating on your behalf.

ASPIRE Wayfinders Peer Support

ASPIRE Wayfinders are positive, energetic, respectful and resourceful student leaders who are comfortable sharing their own experiences and are skilled in facilitating discussions and planning campus events. These student leaders work closely with the ASPIRE team to help guide, encourage and mentor their peers. The ASPIRE Wayfinder team creates a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all students while promoting cultural pride and empowering others.

Quarterly Events On and Off Campus

The ASPIRE program creates many fun and exciting opportunities for ASPIRE students to get engaged and build relationships through quarterly social events, service projects, university tours, cultural celebrations, guest speakers, local conferences, site visits and much more.

CliftonStrengths Coaching

Meet one-on-one with ASPIRE Gallup Certified Strengths Coach to receive a free access code to take the CliftonStrengths Assessment. Once completed, ASPIRE staff will meet with you to provide personalized advice and help you learn how to appreciate, develop and apply your CliftonStrengths in your education and future career paths. Research shows that students who are aware of and use their CliftonStrengths each day are more likely to:

  • Identify the classes and craft the careers that allow them to do what they do best.
  • Discover how to live healthier lives: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Develop deep, meaningful relationships with friends, professors and mentors.
  • Leave a positive impact on their campus by applying their talents in leadership roles and in clubs and organizations.