Roles & Responsibilities


  • Become familiar with the Career Center and other campus resources
  • Become knowledgeable of all graduation requirements and adhere to institutional policies, procedures, and deadlines
  • Communicate your personal values, abilities, interests, and goals with your advisor
  • Communicate with your advisor when you are struggling or facing challenges for appropriate campus or community referrals
  • Follow through on actions identified during each advising session
  • Schedule and attend advising sessions each semester prior to course registration


  • Assist students in creating an academic plan consistent with their abilities, interests, and goals
  • Assist students in monitoring and evaluating their educational progress
  • Discuss relationships between academic program and career and support students in identifying career opportunities with assistance from the Career Center
  • Educate students on graduation requirements and institutional policies, procedures, and resources applicable to student needs
  • Monitor designated educational transactions, e.g., course selection, changes of major, graduation requirements, etc.
  • Provide holistic student advising and release advising codes needed for registration

Note: Roles and responsibilities may differ depending on department, college or major