Advising within the Carroll School is coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduates. As you probably know, the questions and concerns that you have as a freshman student are very different from ones you will have during senior year. As such, advising at the Carroll School is done through a team advising model that changes each year as your advising needs change.
There are many decisions that you need to make during college. What should I study? Where should I go abroad? What type of internship would be a good fit for me? With so many questions and considerations, there is no single advisor who has all the answers. Instead, we offer a team of faculty advisors, deans, staff, and peers who work with Carroll School undergraduates. Your advising team may include your faculty advisor, a member of the dean's office staff, a peer advisor, a career specialist, and others. While members of the team may shift with your experience and interests, you will always be at the center. Below is an example of what team advising might look like for you.
Successful advising is a reciprocal process. In this section, we will cover the resources available to you each year but we remind you that you have a responsibility to seek out the answers to your questions. Remember, no one is more interested in your success than you, so seek out the many available resources that are available to you.
First year students are transitioning to college and have to adapt to a range of new experiences, both in and out of the classroom. To be successful, you have to learn about the resources available to you at Boston College. Luckily, you have intensive course-based advising through Portico… read more.
In your sophomore year, you will start to explore the concentrations and whether or not you will have any majors or minors outside of the Carroll School. You will also start thinking about studying abroad and the many considerations that will shape your decision—where to go, when to go, what to study… read more.
As you move into the junior year, your advising needs are more specific. You are becoming more involved in your concentration studies and might even be studying abroad. In your junior year, you will consider career paths more seriously and start looking for internships…read more.
The recruiting season begins as early as September of your senior year. As soon as you return to campus in the fall, most of you will be very focused on the job search. Beyond this, you are deep in your concentration courses and are working to successfully complete all your graduation requirements… read more.