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Liliana Rivera
Counselor/Coordinator, Puente Project

riveraliliana@deanza.edu
408.864.8780

Make an Appointment!

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2021 spring quarteryou can schedule a phone or Zoom video meeting with one of our counselors by using our online scheduling tool.

ONLINE SCHEDULER

NEW: Drop-In Counseling Office Hours

Now you can "drop in” on Zoom – no appointment required!

The Puente Project counselor provides comprehensive services to support eligible students in their educational, career and personal development. 

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Our counselor can assist you with

  • Choosing classes to reach your academic goal, such as earning a degree or certificate or transferring to a university
  • Creating an educational plan
  • Finding resources on campus, such as tutoring or other academic assistance
  • Exploring career options
  • And more!

Specialized services include 

  • Dedicated counselor until graduation or transfer
  • Access to tutoring and mentoring services
  • Scholarship research and personal statement support
  • Transfer application workshops
  • University and industry visits
  • Culturally relevant student services

 The Puente Project serves students who are

  • Eligible for LART 250 and EWRT 1A
  • Planning to transfer to a four-year university 
  • Willing to participate in a mentoring program for the first year
  • Willing to attend cultural and educational Puente-sponsored events
  • Committed to complete the Puente courses for the entire year
Students who aren't in the Puente program can visit the general Counseling and Advising Center or a counselor within their division or program.

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