Are you looking for Student Advising?
Here are some details about Clark University advising practices! Advising offices are here to guide you through your Clark experience, from aligning your personal interests with academics to developing leadership skills and exploring employment opportunities. If you are considering a certain major or minor, want to design a research project, need to write a resume, or would like advice on moving forward at Clark, University Advising is here to help you reach your goals. The Advising Centers include: Academic Advising, Career Services, Community Engagement, LEEP Center, Study Abroad and The Writing Center. Below are a list of tips to help you engage with University Advising.
- Come to office hours or make an appointment. If you are unsure which office to contact, do not worry! Any one of these offices will point you where you need to go. If you are interested in LEEP Center advising, contact your LEEP advisor to make sure that you're heading in the right direction. Don't hesitate to drop in during open hours just to ask a few questions.
- Attend advising workshops. The different advising centers hold workshops regularly throughout the year to help students adjust to life at Clark and to assist them in moving both their academic and professional careers forward. One example of a workshop is Cover Letters 101, an event led by Career Services and the LEEP Center to teach students how to draft effective, appropriate cover letters.
- Talk to your professors! Though they may not technically be your advisors, Clark University professors are passionate about student success and can help connect you to academic and professional resources. Contacting a professor with questions about an assignment, on-campus project, or job search can help you to form lasting mentoring relationships.
- Browse the ClarkU webpage. The ClarkU Website links to each of the advising centers and will allow you to connect with advising staff. The site also includes information and advice for prospective majors, frequently asked questions, details on scholarships, and access to student petitions. Use the site as a resource for self-advising.
- Talk to your peers. Your peers are a fantastic resource if you are seeking advising about student life, clubs, student ventures, volunteering, and academic success. Reach out to peers in your major or with your extracurricular interests. Before you know it, you could be singing in an a cappella group, performing stand-up comedy, playing geography trivia, or exploring other undiscovered interests.