Helping students advance, one coach at a time


by Priyanka Champaneri

Success Coach Sharon Kim advises Northern Virginia Community College ADVANCE student Sohail Rashid.
Photo by Lathan Goumas/Office of Communications and Marketing
Photo Taken:Monday, December 9, 2019

As a student success coach for the ADVANCE Program, the joint admissions partnership between George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Sharon Kim divides her work week between Mason’s Fairfax Campus and NOVA’s Annandale Campus.

Her current caseload of about 350 includes online students, adult learners, student-parents, international students and more. ADVANCE has four success coaches, including Kim, and two more are expected to start this spring.

Part of Kim’s job is to guide students and help them stick to their degree plan. But her role doesn’t stop there.

Read more in The George.


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