Spartans of UD: Carly Stork
Oct 24, 2019
Spartans of UD highlights what makes University of Dubuque special – the people who live, work, and study on campus.
Carly Stork is a learning support services coordinator with the Academic Success Center.
1. What do you enjoy most about your role as the learning support services coordinator with the Academic Success Center?
"I love working with students. Every student has their own story, their own background, interests, and goals. I love getting to know them and helping them figure out the best way for them to succeed. It's so exciting watching students grow and reach their potential. Every day they make me smile."
2. What should students know about the Academic Success Center?
"Students should know that the ASC is a fun place to be! It is fun to work on something challenging and be successful. And it's fun to have support while you work to get there. There are so many people at the ASC—professional staff, peer tutors, and writing consultants—that really care and want to help. We want to help you find answers to your questions, become confident writers, maintain athletic eligibility, make that final push from Bs to As, and earn your degree. We want to give you the tools to succeed so you can see the improvement and get rid of the stress."
3. What is the biggest misconception about the Academic Success Center?
"The biggest misconception is that coming to the ASC or asking for help means you’ve failed. Really, it shows that you're taking advantage of your resources! Students from all departments, with all different GPAs, both undergraduate and graduate, benefit from visiting the ASC. We can help you too; whoever you are! Of course, we are here to assist when you can't do something, but we're also here to help support you along the way even when you can, to help you gain new skills and practice them, or to just be a quiet, friendly place to work on your own and get support as needed."
4. What advice do you have for students?
"Perhaps the best thing to remember is that you're an individual, and people all learn differently. We each have our own learning style and that learning style might change from high school to college or even from subject to subject. Find what works for you and go with it! If you aren't sure what that is or it's no longer working, then come see us in the ASC."
5. What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?
"This fall, my favorite spot on campus is the top of the stands at Chalmers Field. I love going to games to cheer on the Spartans. It's fun being surrounded by students, faculty, alumni, athletes, musicians, families, and friends. Plus, I love the view up there—the UD community, tons of school spirit, Heritage Center, South Common, and the colorful trees lining the drive to Park Village."