Woods Students enjoy full access to the Connors Family Learning Center which offers tutoring in more than 60 subjects, workshops, and support services for students with learning disabilities.
Personalized, passionate, and proactive, our advising approach prioritizes individualized care. Each student in a degree program is assigned an advisor who provides academic, personal, and spiritual support as needed. Everything we do is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.
Woods College academic advisors help students enrolled in a degree program plot a course that meets their individual needs.
Prospective students, please schedule an appointment with our Admissions Counselors through our Prospective Student Calendly page.
Ben works with undergraduate B.A. and certificate students and is the disability services liaison for students with documented disabilities. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.
Alfreda works with undergraduate B.A. and nondegree students. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.
Mike teaches history at the Woods College and works with undergraduate B.A. students and nondegree students. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.
Our graduate program directors serve as advisors to their programs' current and prospective students.
Emily is the Associate Director of Graduate Programs at the Woods College of Advancing Studies. As an advisor and instructor in the Master of Healthcare Administration program.
Matthew is the Assistant Director of the M.S. in Applied Economics program. He advises students in the M.S. in Applied Analytics and M.S. in Applied Economics programs.
As Academic Advisor, Caroline works with the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance, M.S. in Leadership & Administration students, and M.S. in Sports Administration students.
Professor Paul has been at Boston College for 24 years, 21 of which have been in the Woods College. He serves as an academic advisor and faculty member, teaching one history course each semester.
The best part of being an academic advisor in the Woods College is being able to help our students as they progress through their academic career. When students come to the Woods College, they are often unsure of exactly what it is they hope to achieve. My role as an advisor is to guide those students down a path that will lead to ultimate success. The key is always focusing on the students. Students are my prime priority, both as a teacher and as an advisor. I am determined to do whatever I can to help students along their path to achieving the lofty aim of graduating with a degree from Boston College.
When a student is accepted into the Woods College, he or she is automatically assigned an academic advisor. My advice is that students always, always, strive to meet with their advisor at least once a semester. That way students and advisors can forge a link so that the further the student goes in his or her academic career, the more the advisor can tailor the program and curriculum to the needs of the individual student. This can only be done if students meet with their advisor on a regular basis, either in person or by phone. Don't be afraid to talk to your advisor. If you don't know who your advisor is, please just call the main office at the Woods College at 617-552-3900. I hope students understand that advisors are ready, willing, and able to help their students. All you need to do is ask!
This is where the advisor can be your best friend! Remember that you probably won't be the first student to experience difficulty in class. Your advisor has experience in charting a way through difficult situations. Speak to your advisor and, together, we can try to navigate a way through the problem. Remember: a problem shared is a problem halved. In the end, I cannot stress strongly enough how important it is to maintain contact with your advisor throughout your academic career. Also, meeting with your advisor can be fun!
Undergraduate students at the Woods College are pursuing their degree at various points in their professional journey. Your advisor will help you determine where you are in your journey and which steps you may need to take to achieve your goals by using the model of explore, prepare, act.
At this stage, begin turning your reflection into action to find a path that aligns your past experiences, individual skills, interests, and values with meaningful career opportunities and aspirations. Complete a self-assessment, participate in retreats, explore industries, have career conversations with alumni, take part in a job shadow, or complete an internship.
Whether you are applying for your first job or your next promotion, you will want to highlight what makes you distinct and present your talents in the best light. At this stage, begin to seek opportunities to develop the skills employers seek, and learn how to present effectively your experiences, skills, interests, and values to a potential employer or graduate school. Prepare your resume, craft a cover letter, create a Linkedin profile, draft a personal statement, and develop your networking and interviewing skills.
It’s time to make it all happen. At this stage, begin implementing your search plan and start pursuing opportunities that align with your interests, skills, and values. Apply and interview for positions, connect with alumni, meet employers at a career fair, or submit your resume for a promotion or next role.