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Navigate user of the month: January 2020

Cara Conley, January 2020, Navigate User of the Month, Advising Matters at Virginia Tech.

Cara Conley

Academic Advising and Enrollment Manager, Academy of Integrated Science


How has your department/unit benefited from using Navigate?
Using Navigate has enhanced so many systems and processing within our department! Predominantly, Navigate helps our advising team to stay unified and in one accord. With our Academy majors growing each semester, this has been critical that we know what information has been communicated to our students and their detailed academic history, as our advising assignments changing.

By using Navigate, we are also able to pull student data for awards, appointment campaigns, graduation, etc much more easily!

What feature in Navigate do you utilize the most?
The appointment scheduler & advising reports!

What would you tell other advisors who are thinking of using Navigate?
First and foremost, use it! It cuts down on unnecessary emails about finding a good meeting time with students. Secondly, connect with a Navigate buddy. There are plenty of advisors on VT's campus that use Navigate regularly who could give you great pointers on how to integrate it into your advising.