The University of Arizona
Working within the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Science (CLAS) Academic Advising Center I specialize in serving students who are undecided about their major or seeking our Bachelors of General Studies or Global Studies. Being that CLAS houses many of the undecided students, students on probation, or students who have been disqualified from other individual colleges on campus, I am responsible for maintaining an up-to-date and accurate understanding of all the key components within the 260+ majors at the University of Arizona.
In addition to providing assistance with coursework selection and accurate completion of graduation requirements, I am accountable for the interpretation of university policies and procedures as they pertain to all parts of a students academic career. This consists of frequent individual appointments,presentations,and workshops for students surrounding the topics of orientation, academic probation, grade replacement, major selection, and other as needed topics throughout the year. As an advisor I also have the privilege of teaching a Major Exploration course to between 20-25 undecided students per semester. In this course we utilize the Hollands Code as a starting point to the conversation of "what do I want to do?". From here the students are guided through the course putting the majors their "personal filters", and in the end they often find 1 or 2 majors that they feel confident they could declare.
The most recent addition to my roll is that of social media coordinator. This has been a real privilege as it has allowed me to interact with our students on a whole different level. I am now utilizing applications such as Buffer, Zapier, and Trello and supervising the new social media student intern. We provide students with 5 Twitter and 2 Facebook posts per day about available courses, internships, career building opportunities, and other thought provoking articles.