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School of Business Advising

Our Advising Framework

At UConn, a business education encompasses your entire pathway to a great career. By building a foundation of critical thinking and real-world problem solving, our faculty will help you become an intellectual leader with business and cultural savvy. Our academic and career advisors take a personal interest in you and your unique talents. To give our students a greater career advantage, our Advising office focuses on targeted areas of growth, known as the Four Cornerstones.

Click on each Cornerstone to learn more:

Achieving Academic Excellence: Choose a major that complements your passion for real-world success with the analytical skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-changing business world. Supplement courses in your major with a concentration or a focused minor to truly set yourself apart.
Engaging in Experiential Learning: Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom by participating in a corporate-sponsored case competition or by leading a student organization. Get an internship to preview the business lifestyle and put your skills to work.
Understanding a Diverse World: Expand your world view by studying abroad, volunteering in the community, or joining a cultural club. Be a leader by embracing the viewpoints of others and immersing yourself in the global business community.
Developing Professionalism: Learn the skills you need to make a good first impression. Practice everything from extending a proper handshake to creating a high-impact LinkedIn profile in our dedicated career development course. Work one-on-one with academic advisors and career development counselors to ensure your success.

How We Advise

Your advisor helps you navigate your journey at UConn. Academic advising for business students happens in a number of different ways and advising methods for students change over time. Click the image below for more details on how advising works for School of Business students.

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First Year Students

  • Fall Semester (required) - Students attend an advising workshop held by their Professional Academic Advisor and complete a follow-up appointment with a Peer Advisor
  • Spring Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor

Second Year Students

  • Fall Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor
  • Spring Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor

Third and Fourth Year Students

  • Advised by a Faculty Academic Advisor in their major department
  • No required advising appointments but students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Academic Advisor to begin building a relationship
  • Professional Academic Advisors still provide support to students through Open Advising hours for non-routine advising concerns

Transfer Students

  • First Semester at UConn (required) - Students attend an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor
  • Additional required appointments with a Professional Advisor may be required depending upon how many credits a student transfers to UConn
  • Students entering the third year of study have no required advising appointments, but students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Academic Advisor to begin building a relationship
  • All students are welcome to utilize open advising hours and our Special Topics Workshops for additional advising

UConn Students Admitted From Another Major

  • No required advising appointments but students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Academic Advisor to build a relationship
  • All students are welcome to utilize open advising hours and our Special Topics Workshops for additional advising

Who We Are

Professional Advisors

Professional Academic Advisors advise first and second year Business students, and are available as a resource to third and fourth year Business students.

KristinKristin Glinzak, Academic Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Academic Advisors work with third and fourth year Business students, primarily advising on field and career opportunities. Students are assigned advisors within their major departments.

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Dr. Robert Day, Associate Professor, OPIM

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are Business students who advise by sharing a student perspective. They primarily serve first and second year students, but are also available to third and fourth year students.

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Malu Foley, '20, Marketing


How to Access Advising

The Office of Undergraduate Advising is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. General questions can be emailed to undergrad@business.uconn.edu or addressed by calling +1 (860) 486-2315 during normal business hours.

Advisors in the School of Business schedule appointment in a variety of ways:
    • For required advising appointments, check your UConn email for a message from your Professional Academic Advisor with instructions on how to sign up.

 

    • For appointments outside of required advising generally emailing your advisor is the best way to set up an appointment.  If it is during peak registration times, know that your advisor may not have availability outside your required advising appointment and open advising hours.

 

  • Always remember, open advising hours are often the easiest and quickest way to see an advisor and work well for quick questions! Open advising hours are intended for walk-in or call-in students to get immediate support and questions answered. Open advising hours change from semester to semester. Check our homepage for this semester's open advising hours.

 


Registration

Registration for the following semester begins the ninth week of class. Check the Academic Calendar for the specific dates as well as details on summer and winter enrollment.
  • Check your specific enrollment appointment ("pick time") in StudentAdmin - this is determined by how many credits you have completed.
  • Check if you have any holds on your account and resolve them before your enrollment date.
  • You may or may not need to complete required advising through the School of Business before you can register for courses.  Always be checking your UConn email (see information on advising of student in the School of Business).
  • Run your Advisement Report to see what required classes you have remaining and add them to your shopping cart.
  • Check out our Registration FAQs if you have questions.

 


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