Academic Advisor

An academic advisor’s role is to assist students in growing and developing by helping them create relevant educational plans that are aligned with their long-term goals. It is a constant and consistent procedure based on frequent, accumulating human contact between the advisor and the advisee (students).

What Is the Role of an Advisor?

What an academic advisor does on the job is one of the most common questions students have about academic advising. This type of counsellor must keep up with the school’s programme criteria and keep detailed records on each student they guide. Students can make appointments with their advisers prior to enrolling in classes for the next session.

Students’ advisors need to know which classes they need to take, which classes count toward their majors/minors, whether or not they are maintaining good grades to remain in the program, etc. They may also be able to assist students with graduate school applications. 

Where does Academic Advisor Work?

Academic advisers or counsellors work mostly in colleges. They can also work in vocational schools, assisting students in better understanding graduation criteria and applying for their first jobs. Several high schools also employ academic advisors to assist pupils who plan to enter college.