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Resources for SJSU Librarians

Resources for Students

Academic Advising and Student Success Centers 

The Advising Hub

The Advising Hub is meant to serve as a resource for all undergraduate students to aid in student success. As the name suggests, it's at the center of many advising and academic support services available at SJSU. This site can be used to locate and access the information and people you need to help you progress smoothly to your degree objective.

Graduate Advising

Current SJSU Graduate students are encouraged to use Graduate Programs for more information regarding their specific Graduate programs along with their respective advisors.

Spartan Connect

Spartan Connect is an electronic platform that brings students together with specific campus resources to promote academic success. Spartan Connect facilitates early identification of students who may need additional support and allows for timely intervention critical to assisting our students on their path to graduation. Spartan Connect also serves as a central data collection point for student data related to student success. Spartan Connect is SJSU’s name for EAB's Navigate platform. This tool is produced by EAB (Educational Advisory Board). 

Accessible Education Center

The Accessible Education Center, through collaboration with the campus and community, is committed to redefining ability for students with disabilities by providing comprehensive services in support of the educational development and success of students with disabilities in a student-centered and professional environment. Recognizing the role of the campus in fostering educational access, the Employment Accommodations Resource Center provides reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities.

Writing Center

The San José State University Writing Center offers a variety of resources to help students become better writers, and all of our services are free for SJSU students. It's difficult enough being a college student, so why let a writing assignment add to your stress? The Center's mission is to enhance the writing skills of SJSU students so they can communicate clearly in any setting (informal, academic, or professional). They create original writing resources, offer workshops, and conduct one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Peer Connections

Peer Connections supports students through tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, learning assistants, and student success events in an inclusive, welcoming environment. It serves as a university-wide resource for the promotion of peer learning and retention. Peer Connections is committed to educating, retaining, and graduating students by assisting them in their holistic development at San José State University. The team empowers students to become self-directed learners and active global citizens.

Career Center

Career Center partners with faculty and staff to support students’ success. They offer a variety of innovative career preparation resources that can support the developed curriculum as assignments or class activities.  

Make the career-development process easier by using the latest apps for career management:

  • Focus2: Self-assessment reports, career/industry research, action planning
  • VMock - Resume builder and review system
  • Career Guides - Resume & Cover Letters, Job & Internship Search, Interviewing 


Special note for new graduates:

 LinkedIn Learning is available to new graduates for one-year post-graduation, at no cost.  

University Housing Services

Academic Initiatives is a team within University Housing Services that brings together faculty, students, and staff and acts as a bridge between academic and residential life. We provide academic resources for residents and collaborate with campus partners. Academic Initiatives is the top tier for the Theme Communities, the Spartan Hub, Peer Advisors, and Faculty-in-Residence

SJSU Cares

SJSU Cares assists students who are facing an unforeseen economic crisis by providing direct support and referrals around basic needs including food, housing, emergency assistance and more. Our programs include self-help assistance/information, case management resources, the Spartan Food Pantry and more. Matriculating students who have experienced an unforeseen economic crisis should reach out to find out how we could assist. While case managers provide direct support and outreach to students, a multidisciplinary team, including housing, financial aid, counseling, VPSA and more, serve on SJSU’s Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) steering committee. 

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS provides quality services to students so they can achieve their goals of becoming successful graduates of San José State University, both academically and socially. To fulfill this objective, they look at the whole student and provide guidance and tools to become productive and well rounded individuals. Professionally trained psychologists, social workers, and counselors are available for students on an individual, couple, or group basis for counseling on a variety of psychological and academic issues. In addition, they provide services such as clinical case management and outreach presentations for students, student groups, staff, and faculty; consultations on issues of basic needs, student mental health, and campus climate; and professional training, teaching, and supervision for future mental health personnel, consistent with the educational mission of the University.