Get to know some of our students and how they make the most of the Suffolk experience with help from Academic Advising!
Academics is just one piece of the puzzle. Conversations with academic advisors helped these students develop well rounded resumes, get involved, and learn to create a custom plan that incorporates all their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Take a look at their stories.
Major: Marketing, Class of 2015
Hometown: Fryeburg, Maine
How often do you meet with your faculty/academic advisor?
Three to four times a semester to make sure I am taking the correct classes and just to update them on things I am doing currently.
Besides course registration, what do you discuss with your advisor?
I like to meet with them about how I am currently doing in my classes and about my personal life and my involvement at Suffolk.
Have you met with an advisor in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC)? What assistance/advice did you seek from the UAAC advisor? Did you find your meeting productive?
Yes. Since day one, I asked what classes I should take for the following semester, how to succeed (which they provided me with brochures for the C.L.A.S), and how to stay on track to graduate on time. Currently as a first semester senior, many of these questions are still relevant today and I am seeking an advisor out to ask them these questions. I always leave with a feeling a relief and when it is time to pick my class or make a life choice, I can do so with ease.
Did your advisor or anyone else (administrators, faculty, students, family) encourage you to get involved on campus?
During my first semester at Suffolk, my advisor highly stressed the importance of getting involved at Suffolk. I took their advice and since then I am an active member of the community and continue to check in and let them know of my progress.
I have a variety of experience in retail, learning about excellent customer service. I have been fortunate to have two internships while a full time student at Suffolk. I was a marketing intern for BabyCakes, a small business in Charlestown that focused on child development. I helped create their website, as well as work closely with the owner to promote the business. Currently, I am a Social Media Intern at Hill Holliday on State Street. It has been an amazing experience thus far and I cannot wait to see where this position takes me for the future.
Major: Communications and Journalism, Public Relations, Class of 2016
Minor: Print Journalism
Hometown: New Britain, CT
How often do you meet with a faculty and/or academic advisor?
At least once a semester. I thought meeting with an advisor was just about picking classes, but I feel that I need to meet with an advisor frequently to plan and make sure I am on track.
What have you discussed with your advisor?
My advisor has also helped me with course selection - choosing courses that are applicable to my major and that will help me gain the skills I need in the workplace. I've also talked to my advisor about study abroad.
Have you met with an advisor in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC)? What assitance/advice did you seek from the UAAC advisor? Did you find your meeting productive?
Yes, I found the session to be very helpful. The advisor laid out what I still needed to take and also gave me tips on schedule building.
Did your advisor or anyone else on (faculty, administrators, students, family) encourage you to get involved on campus?
A friend recommended I join the Program Council. A faculty member in the CJN department helped me get the internship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. I joined the Public Relations Society after hearing about it from Student Leadership and Involvement.
Major: Sociology/Crime and Justice, Class of 2018
Hometown: Needham, MA