First Year Advising at the Leavey School of Business
First-year students are provided many advising resources when they arrive at the Leavey School of Business.
Connie Rice, the Director of Academic Advising, strives to make sure that first-year students get a great start learning to use their advising resources to create their program here in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. To that end, students are provided with a number of resources and opportunities including peer advisors, faculty advisors, and the Drahmann Advising and Learning Resource Center.
LSB Peer Advisors
Students are assigned an LSB Peer Advisor for their first year as a business student. Peer Advisors reach out to their assigned advisees to introduce themselves and provide a welcome to campus prior to the start of the fall quarter. They also reach out to them for a mandatory meeting just prior to winter quarter registration to teach students about their advising resources and help them with their winter course schedule. Just in time for spring quarter registration, LSB Peer Advisors hold an optional Course Planning Workshop where students can learn how to complete a course plan and work on their spring quarter schedule. Finally, LSB Peer Advisors meet with their advisees during mandatory annual academic advising in the spring to help them plan their fall quarter for the next academic year.
Through all their time in the Leavey School of Business, students can reach out to LSB Peer Advisors for questions about Course Planning, Registration, Campus Life, Policies & Procedures, Advising Resources, University & Business Core Requirements
Incoming students are also assigned an Undeclared Faculty Advisor. We ask faculty advisors to use their wealth of educational, professional, and life experience to provide developmental mentorship to their advisees. Once students declare a major, they will be assigned to a Major Faculty Advisor within their major discipline, who can also help students determine how to plan the courses required in their chosen major to best suit their personal and professional goals.
Students are encouraged to reach out to their Faculty Advisor to discus Major Discernment, Major Course Planning, Decision Making Skills, Internships, Educational/Professional Goal Setting, Graduate School Preparation
The Drahmann Advising and Learning Resource Center
Business students also have access to the services provided by The Drahmann Advising and Learning Resources Center. The Drahmann Center provides advising and services around:
- Cross College/School Course Planning
- Academic Difficulties
- Online Workshops (time management, registration, test taking tips, etc.)
Undergraduate Business Programs
All business students are encouraged to come by our Undergraduate Business Programs office in Lucas 115 for assistance in any area. If we can’t help them, we know who can!