Academic Advising

Our goal is to provide a respectful, professional, supportive and nurturing environment in which students can discuss their concerns and individual needs.  

We are committed to assisting students in clarifying their life/career goals and developing educational plans for realizing these goals.  During the 2014-2015 academic year we advised 1,564 students and provided career advising services to 242 students.  We use a strength-based approach to help our students build on their strengths while managing around their weaknesses.  The approach addresses three questions: Who am I?  Where am I going?  How am I going to get there?

academic advising

The Office of Academic Advising also provides one-on-one career advising sessions to our students and group sessions in our Professional Enhancement and Career Development Classes (COBU-111).   All business majors are required to take the 2 credit hour class which is an extension of our academic advising services.   Some of the things students learn during our sessions are how to…

  • use career websites
  • explore majors and careers
  • identify their interests, skills and abilities through assessments
  • set educational and career goals
  • develop a career plan

Not sure where to get started?

What can I do with this major?
What can I do with this major?
My Majors
O’Net Online
My Next Move (Free Interest Assessment – Tell us what you like to do) 
Hollands Career Interest Game
iSeek Careers (Free Interests Assessment)
World of Work Map  
Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Be sure to stop by Room 115 in Singleton Hall or call 804-524-6740 to schedule your appointment.  See you soon!

Sharon A. Taylor, M.Ed, GCDF
Director of Academic Advising and Professional Enhancement