I view academic advising as time to communicate, engage and support students while at City Tech. Communication is essential to academic advisement; students need to know how to navigate through program and college degree requirements, financial aid, and other academic issues. These elemental issues should be addressed before an advanced level of advising can occur.
There is a difference between academic advisement and career advisement. I view it in a bifurcated way; academic advising primary goal is to ensure students are on a timely path to graduation and a career advisement goal is to identify interests and talent. Career advisement integrates self awareness of individual capabilities, goal setting and academic path choice with the advancement of students’ aspirations. It is my experience that the clearer students are about their career goals the more engaged they are in their academic work. A supportive career advisor encourages students to be self analyzing and acquire the tools needed to achieve their goals.