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Advising and Career Success

The academic advisor helps students navigate the requirements for their degree. A career coach is on hand to help students make the transition from college to career. Please note that meetings are by appointment only. Same-day appointments or walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Late arrivals, even with an appointment, may need to reschedule. Book an advising appointment now. Or arrange to meet with the career coach. For general questions, send an email to: 

Academic Advising

The academic advisor is here to help. Students must meet with the academic advisor at least once a year to ensure they understand the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, as well as the general education and major or minor requirements. The advisor also officially declares students as a major or minor, makes adjustments to DARS reports, and reviews coursework to ensure it is in line with each student’s proposed graduation time line. They provide back up information or letters for petitions when needed and appropriate.

Students are encouraged to make additional appointments. Why? They can get help with class scheduling, departmental scholarships, internships, study abroad opportunities, career resources, graduate school preparation, and much else. 

Please keep in mind that students are ultimately responsible for creating a schedule that works for their academic interests and graduation time line, for completing general education and university requirements, and for seeking help from University College advisors regarding these requirements. Students are also responsible for generating and reviewing their individualized DARS report every semester, registering for courses, applying for financial aid, and completing all forms needed for petitions and/or graduation.

The Department of History values student feedback. After each appointment, students will receive an email with a link requesting that they take a brief survey. Please answer it promptly.

Career & Professional Development

The Career & Professional Development Center has a team of friendly and professionally trained coaches that are here to help you maximize your potential. Their mission is to help students better understand who they are, what they want to do professionally, and what steps they need to take to get there. For more information, visit

To get started, contact Megan Randall, the College of Humanities Career Coach, at

Make sure to download a copy of our PDF "Careers for Students of History", a guide to careers both within and outside traditional academic routes for majors in history.

To schedule at appointment, please log-in to Handshake, click on the 'Appointments' tab, and select your coach to view their availability.


Last Updated: 5/11/21