Provides guidelines for success to students throughout their graduate degree program in professional counseling. Helps students get comfortable with technology and shows them how to navigate a digital textbook, alleviating any reservations they may have about the new environment they're in. Shows students how to manage work, family, and school, providing clear strategies on juggling the course in an already packed schedule. Acts as a guide for academic integrity from the onset, a huge concern for online faculty members. Prepares students for field experience and for employment in the real world. Creates a framework for interacting productively with faculty and peers to help reduce the number of student issues.