By Katerina McCauley |Staff Writer|
Even if you are a student that hasn’t been here for long, advising can help you straighten out any questions or second-guesses you have about your major choice.
Advising can put a student directly on the track they need to be successful during their time here.
I believe that taking the time to go over classes you are going to take, and have already taken help you escape the problem of taking a class that doesn’t count for any of your requirements, and saves you time and money.
Advising and academic services helped me come back to school after leaving for a year and I plan on using their resources, and the resources of my major to continue staying on track to graduating.
Student Gabriela Escobar said, “Honestly, it was helpful. They broke down what classes to take every quarter, and I plan on seeing them again for winter quarter.”
First year student Melissa Castro had something different to add, “Yea, I heard about it but i don’t know really what it is.”
Academic Success Coordinator Ed Mendoza showed me how useful advising can before students.
“Advising is important to help a student use these tools correctly and with issues like class availability and questions about majors,” said Mendoza. “It’s also better to talk to advisers in your field and knowing who they are so you can get a personal rapport with them.”
Student Andrew Enriquez said, “Advisors are pretty helpful. It’s helped me to organize my classes. I’ve been twice before, but I’m not planning on doing it this quarter.”
Nailea Fabiola Ayala, a transfer student from Riverside Community College, agrees that advising is helpful. “I got help with my major’s advisor; they’re great. As a transfer student, I definitely would have been lost on my own.”
Advising is a tool to use as at your own expense.
You can see an advisor anytime you need a course or even career advice, and this is all in place to help every student to be as successful as they can possibly be.
If you have question that you can’t answer yourself, or need more directions, go to advising.csusb.edu. Through that site, you can find your advisor, the catalog, and road-map through CSUSB.