What do students discuss with their advisors?
- College students rely on their advisors for help
- Less than half of students discuss career plans with their advisors
- The most popular topic of advisor discussions is academic plans
Students: Andrew, Eric, and McKenna
Andrew: In the past year, I probably met with my advisor about three or four times. I've talked to them mostly about planning my classes and the classes that I need to graduate.
Also, correcting some of the classes that I've enrolled for by accident. I've had a situation where I was in a class and found out that it wasn't actually going to credit towards my graduation. So I needed to switch out of it.
I wish I could talk to an advisor about actually planning out my schedule long-term, because most of the school, they give you classes you have to take, but not really instructions on you need to take these classes in an order.
Eric: I've talked with my advisor two times in the last year, once to plan graduation when I received my associate's degree, and another when talking about transferring over to a four year institute.
I wish I could have talked to an advisor about planning my classes as a best fit to the schedule I'm doing right now. Because it seems that for the most part, they kind of just let you choose your classes and just hope that you pick what's best for you.
McKenna: In the past year, I spoke with my advisor maybe three or four times, a lot more over email, but in person, three or four times. And we talked about everything from the courses I needed to take, to the current courses I was taking that weren't working out for me, and even things outside of school that were affecting me in school.