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Student Success

About Coaching

Ocean County College’s dedicated Success Team works with students from their first semester through graduation. By way of coaching sessions, we support and help students with time-management, study skills, test-prep, organization, note-taking and more!

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (732) 255-0400 ext. GOAL (4625)
Location: HUB Bldg. #9

Schedule an Appointment

Click the link below to schedule a coaching appointment! For all questions, or additional requests, please email us at

Schedule an appointment

Getting Help

Need help with studying? Overcoming procrastination? Help with Canvas? Study tips?

If so, use the link below for additional resources!

Success Team working to get Students the help they need

The Student Success Coaches

Student Success Coach
Bree, MS

Hello friend! My name is Bree and I have been a Student Success Coach with OCC since 2022. My educational and professional background is in clinical mental health and the human services field. I feel as though my purpose in life is to help and serve those around me, which is why I enjoy academic coaching. With my counseling skills, I can assist our students in a unique and dynamic way. When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and finding new places to explore! I look forward to working with you soon!

Student Success Coach
Melissa, MS

Hey there! My name is Melissa. My work in higher education and training in mental health affords me a unique and holistic perspective that strives to create an inclusive environment for all. I believe this provides comprehensive student support that addresses both academic and nonacademic concerns. As a Student Success Coach, my goal is to serve our students with ultimate customer service, empathy, and care, to assist them in attaining their educational and personal goals.

Student Success Coach
Jenna, MFA

Hi! My name is Jenna, and I have worked in higher education since 2019. Prior to becoming a Student Success Coach, I served as an Enrollment Services Advisor, English adjunct professor, and writing tutor. I started my studies at OCC, and I have my MFA in Creative Writing from Monmouth University. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, relaxing at the beach, and attending concerts! I love coaching because, as a first-generation student, my greatest passion is to help college feel accessible and achievable for everyone. I look forward to working with you!

Student Success Coach
Madison, BS

Hello! My name is Madison. I am originally from New England, and I began my career at OCC in early 2023. I am passionate about helping students develop effective learning strategies and achieve their goals, both inside and outside of the classroom! I believe that student support is crucial for fostering resiliency through success and failure. Outside of work, you may find me running races, hanging out at the beach, reading, or trying to learn a new skill. I am excited to work with you all and assist you along your educational journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Success Coaching is a free resource available to currently enrolled students, from your first semester through graduation. Success Coaching aims to help you in your academic journey and connect you with additional campus resources as needed.

During the coaching session, YOU lead the conversation. We encourage our students to advocate for themselves. We will actively listen to you, ask clarifying questions, and help you create a plan to achieve your academic goals.
As a Success Coach it is our duty to provide you with the tools and resources necessary to become and remain successful throughout your academic journey. We will talk to you about your classes and academics to tailor an academic action plan based off your specific needs.
A Success Coach contacts a student via email, phone call, text or all three. Our purpose is to check in and to provide you with the help and support you may need. Our hope is to give you the skills to be successful here at Ocean County College and beyond!
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