Student Achievement Center - Student Services

Ketchum University's Student Achievement Center

The University Student Affairs Office founded the Student Achievement Center to help our talented and high-achieving students maximize their learning. We offer a number of services through the Center to help every student become a caring, inspired health care professional through academic and personal growth. We provide the following services at no cost:

Peer Advising

Each year, current MBKU students jump at the chance to be involved in our Peer Advising Program. Every student who attends MBKU is assigned a peer advisor during the summer before matriculation. Our peer advisors also contribute to a blog which hosts useful articles about life at MBKU and notifies new students about upcoming events. Access to the blog is provided to students who will be attending MBKU.

Stress Recess

The Student Achievement Center hosts a number of “Stress Recess” activities to help ease the tension and bring a smile to the students’ faces during exam time. "Puppies 2 Partners" with their adorable puppies have been known to provide their services at these events. Besides being cute, these dogs are very special because they are all being raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We also provide free Stress Recess events such as yoga, Trick-or-Treat, holiday cookies, and breakfast for dinner.

Navigating Your Way Through Professional School

Navigating Your Way Through Professional School is a quarterly seminar series providing professional and personal enrichment workshops and lectures. Seminar offerings include such topics as financial wellness, effective communication, assertiveness strategies, and managing test anxiety.

Academic Enhancement

The university provides personal academic enhancement resources to all students. These include:

  • Learning support resources (study skills and test taking strategies, time management coaching, etc.)
  • Managing stress and test anxiety
  • Personalized academic success planning

Dr. Lorraine Voorhees Student Achievement Center Resource Room

The Student Achievement Center (SAC) resource room is a one-stop-shop for a quiet place to study, meet with a tutor, peer advisor, or study group, and grab a cup of coffee.  Open to all MBKU students and located in Building D (second floor), there is a variety of personal and professional reading material, white board, device charging station, and a large, comfy bean bag chair if you simply need a break.

There is also an online Student Achievement Moodle page that houses a large collection of online success resources including audio/video recordings of events, student success tips sheets, Peer Tutor and Advisor lists, and much more!  All current MBKU students are enrolled in the SAC Moodle “course” and have access to the page.

Career Development Services

Career Development Services is the newest addition to University Student Affairs Office resources for current students. There is a "Career/Job Search Resources" section on the Student Achievement Center Moodle page which all current students may access 24/7. Although still in development, there are a variety of programs and services already in place:

Student Leadership Development Certificate

What is the Student Leadership Development Certificate program?

The Student Leadership Development Certificate program is designed to develop students’ leadership and professional skills and serve as a foundation for involvement in campus life. Students will learn to lead with integrity through a program that combines academic and experiential learning which will prepare them to become engaged and influential health care leaders of their future communities and professions.

The program is open to all MBKU first-year students and applications are accepted in the winter quarter of their first professional year. The program begins with the Leadership Summit held annually in December, followed by regular seminars and meetings. Students will participate in leadership and service opportunities, and grow and develop as leaders.

Students who have fulfilled the requirements will be awarded with a Leadership Certificate at their graduation awards event and will be presented with a Leadership Medal to wear at commencement.

Why should I apply?

The program helps students to:

  • Foster personal development by identifying and strengthening those characteristics and leadership styles which will allow you to excel as leaders 
  • Develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of good leadership
  • Model the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to work well with diverse populations
  • Build a greater awareness of effective leadership emphasizing improved communication skills and ethical decision-making
  • Encourage engagement through collaboration and empower groups toward a common goal
  • Acquire a greater awareness of issues related to the student’s profession

Who should apply?

The program is open to all MBKU students interested in exploring and developing their leadership skills. Students who have a desire to make a positive difference in their university, college, community and profession through leadership should apply in the winter quarter of their first professional year.

What should I expect?

The program begins with the Leadership Summit held annually in December, followed by regular seminars and meetings. Students will participate in leadership and service opportunities, and grow and develop as leaders.

Students who have fulfilled the requirements will be awarded with a Leadership Certificate at their Graduation Awards event and will be presented with a Leadership Medal to wear at Commencement.

Apply today

Contact the University Student Affairs Office for more details.