Catalog 2019-2020 
    May 29, 2023  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transitions Center

Return to: Services for Students  


College Center, Room 226



The Transition Center provides students with the necessary tools and experiences to ease the transition into college and pave the way to academic success, graduation, and entry into the workplace or transfer to another institution. The Transitions Center includes both the First-Year Experience and Career & Transfer Services.

First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience (FYE) supports a successful academic, social, and cultural transition of our diverse students and their families into the Aims community. Take advantage of these programs designed specifically for your various transitions to Aims! 

AIMS020 - Arty’s Orientation
Aims offers on-campus orientation for all new and transfer students. Orientation is designed for students who have completed the admission and class registration process. Orientation provides students and their families opportunities to: connect with their on-campus support network and resources, find their classes, and learn week one “winners” from current students and faculty. Look up  AIMS020 in the course schedule today!

AIMS101 - First-Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar will connect you to your college community! You will make friends, find study partners, meet campus advocates and supporters, learn about the many resources available to you, and build your success network at the college. By registering for this non-credit class, you may be eligible for a scholarship for the following semester.

iFocus Workshops
The iFocus workshop series, offered on all campuses and online, will assist students in developing and achieving their educational, professional, and personal goals. iFocus was created to meet the needs of students in the areas of academics, multiculturalism, leadership, health and wellness, career and transfer, and technology. Popular workshops include: Aims Online:D2L Orientation, Make & Take Aromatherapy, Mastering the Job Interview, Fuel Your Body, Fuel Your Brain, and many more!

Catalyst is a selective program for students returning to Aims after at least one semester with a minimum 2.0 GPA. To apply to the program, students must be nominated by a faculty or staff member.  The term “catalyst” is defined as someone or something that encourages progress and change. This unique program helps students foster a mindset of completion and a vision of the “end in mind.” Over the span of two semesters (Spring & Fall) participants are provided the opportunity to improve skills attractive to future employers:  teamwork, communication, leadership, organization, decision making, and other personal/professional skills.  Membership in Catalyst strengthens your leadership skills, making you “the” candidate for your future career! 

Peer Coaching
Peer coaches serve as guides to all Aims students, supporting them both academically and socially during their time at Aims. Peer coaches encourage students to participate in co-curricular programs and campus events, connect to campus and community resources, and offer academic support by assisting students with study skills and technology questions related to assignments. Peer Coaches are available for 1-1 support in the Learning Commons and in the Transitions Center on the Greeley campus, look for them in their blue shirts!

Career & Transfer Services

Career and Transfer Services (CTS) provides programming and services to help students with either finding their ideal transfer university or their ideal job. Career coaches are available at no charge to assist students with the next step in their journey.  

Career coaches will help students with:

  • Career exploration
  • Career planning
  • Resume development
  • Interview preparation
  • Researching transfer universities
  • Job search strategies
  • And much more!


Career Coaching: Career coaching appointments are available to assist students in discovering how interests, skills, and values can lead to finding a major, discovering career opportunities, selecting a transfer university, and learning how to become the best possible job candidate.

Career Services: Career services include resume development and critique, interviewing preparation, job skills development, recruitment events, employer panel discussions, career-related workshops and resources, and career assessments.

Transfer Services: Transfer services include recruitment events, transfer-related workshops, college application assistance, college search and comparison, campus visits, and transfer-student cohort development.

Online Job Board: CTS provides a free online job board for students to upload resumes, connect with employers, and apply for part- and full-time opportunities. The CTS online job board is only available to Aims students and alumni.