Published 03/16/15

Academic advising staff, faculty help keep you on track

In Bryant’s close-knit community, you will always have people to turn to for guidance, including two of the most trusted resources: academic advising staff and professors.

“I had professors give me their personal numbers, Skype, and email addresses."

New students are assigned to an academic advisor from the Undergraduate Advising Office. This collaborative partnership is intended to help each student identify his or her personal, academic, and career goals – and the steps needed to achieve them.

Academic advisors:

  • outline and define academic program planning for majors, concentrations, minors, interest areas, and core requirements;
  • inform and explain opportunities such as study abroad, internships, and the Honors Program;
  • assist students with monitoring their academic performance, especially as it relates to graduation requirements;
  • provide policy and procedure information for registration, add/drop and withdrawal processes, transfer credits, and students’ rights and responsibilities;
  • help with the social, emotional, and economic transition to college.

Bryant’s faculty all have regular office hours each week but often go above and beyond the scope of those hours to help students succeed.

 “I had professors give me their personal numbers, Skype, and email addresses,” says Ugonna Iheme ’14, ’15 MBA.

“Faculty members are kind and approachable and make an effort to know each of their students by name,” adds Yarmayn Rodriguez ’14, MPAc ’15. “They are willing to guide students in the right direction to help them achieve their goals.”