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Sarah Bechtel

College: College of Science
Years as an academic advisor:
What do you wish students knew about academic advisors?
I wish students knew that academic advisors help with a variety of resources related to their academics other than just course registration. Advisors help students with resumes, internships, interviewing for job opportunities, the graduate/professional school process, finding clubs/organizations, etc. We are the one-stop shop to help students find resources on campus.
What is one piece of advice you would offer to a brand new advisor?
I would suggest that a new advisor meet different departmental stakeholders across campus, get involved in a university committee, present at a conference, and attend any professional development opportunities.