College Success and Career Development

Academic Success 

Academic Success is often defined as meeting the expectations of the university and making satisfactory progress toward your degree.  However, Academic Success is so much more than getting good grades, it’s also about building skills that you will need for the rest of your life. 

The College Success Counselor provides one-on-one and in-class workshops to assist students with academic and life skills. Make an appointment to address any of these skills


Meet the College Success Counselor

Denise Rotavera-Krain has worked in Higher Education as both faculty and staff for 18 years. She is an experienced advisor, teacher, and coordinator from her years at The College of Wooster, OSU-ATI, and Richard Stockton College of NJ.  As the College Success Counselor, Denise works with students to set goals for future academic and career success through one-on-one appointments and workshops.  Denise lives in Wooster with her husband Matt, daughter Maia, and cats Phoenix, Perry, and Teddy.

picture of Denise Rotovera-Krain

To make an appointment with the College Success Counselor, please contact:

Denise Rotavera-Krain       College Success Counselor Office: Halterman 200E           Ph#: 330-287-1281               Email:


OSU has many more resources to help you succeed in college.  For more information visit the Dennis Learning Center.

Career Development

In addition, the College Success Counselor is prepared to assist ATI students with all aspects of Career Advising including:

  • Career and Major Exploration
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Internship and Job Searches 
  • Mock Interviews
  • Salary Negotiations
  • Handshake
    • Handshake is a career-management platform that allows Ohio State students and recent graduates to connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors that are interested in recruiting Ohio State students. Students create a profile, add photos, and upload resumes and cover letters.  This enables them to apply for jobs and internships online through the Handshake platform.

  • LinkedIn
    • LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online network with 500+ million members.  This social media networking platform connects users to professional contacts, the latest information in their field, and helps users exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities.

Career Development Resources