What should you study? How can you make the most of your top talents? Should you go abroad—and if so, where? Which internship is the best fit?
At the Carroll School, advising features an entire team—faculty, staff, dean, and peer advisors—dedicated to helping students address these questions and other academic, personal, and career issues. Our advising approach evolves as students progress through the program, adjusting to fit their needs and interests as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Students also have access to a range of practical resources, including advising guides, the Office of International Programs, and the Boston College Career Center.
The transition to college requires both personal and academic adjustments. From the moment they enter the Carroll School, freshmen are supported formally and informally by both faculty and juniors and seniors.
Portico Professor: All Carroll School freshmen are assigned a faculty advisor, who serves as their Portico instructor. In addition to regular class meetings, students meet with this instructor to discuss a variety of issues. In the spring semester, they continue to meet to select courses, choose a concentration, and address other academic and co-curricular questions.
Portico Teaching Assistants: In addition to Portico instructors, freshmen also have access to two teaching assistants—Carroll School seniors who serve as mentors.
Dean’s Coffee: Once a month, students, faculty, staff, guest employers, and recruiters gather in Fulton Hall for Dean’s Coffee, an informal event.
As students begin to consider concentrations, study-abroad programs, and leadership roles, faculty, peer, and staff advisors are available to help.
Faculty Advisors: Ask faculty advisors for their perspectives on how to make the most out of college and what advice they can offer from their own experience.
Dean's Coffee: Once a month, students, faculty, staff, guest employers, and recruiters gather in Fulton Hall for Dean’s Coffee, an informal event.
Office of International Programs: Get info about studying abroad at this office, located at Hovey House.
Career Exploration: Reflect on strengths and interests and learn about career path options with a variety of resources, including:
When it’s time to get focused on concentrations and career planning, students should seek guidance from faculty, career advisors, and peer advisors.
Beginning sophomore year, students are assigned to a staff advisor in the Senior Associate Dean’s Office. Students can discuss any advising concerns by appointment or during drop-in hours. Their expertise includes:
Peer Advisors are Carroll School seniors from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of academic concentrations and experiences who help other students with course recommendations, internship process, interview preparation, extracurricular activities, and more.