Find Your Adviser
Your Guide to Journalism Advising
Welcome to undergraduate advising. You are assigned an academic adviser based on your admission status. All students follow similar pre-interest area course curriculum during their first two years.
If you are admitted as a pre-journalism student, your assigned academic adviser is located in Academic Exploration and Advising Services (AEAS). Your relationship with an AEAS adviser will continue until you have been admitted to your interest area. This transition typically occurs near the end of your fourth semester. Once you have been admitted to your interest area you will be assigned an adviser from the School of Journalism Advising Office.
If you are directly admitted to journalism as a freshman you will work with an academic adviser in the School of Journalism Advising Office. The school provides a variety of resources to assist you in achieving your life goals. Your academic adviser is an essential piece of this structure. Your adviser will help you with adapting to the college environment, academic planning, setting goals and providing referrals. Your relationship with your adviser will continue until graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.
School of Journalism Advising Staff:
- Last Name A–C: Christine Dawson
- Last Name D–Hi: Amy Bruer
- Last Name Ho-Ma: Shawn Wallace
- Last Name Mc–O: Pete Ozias
- Last Name P–Sm: Joe Fessehaye
- Last Name Sn-Z: Janet Sievel
Some directly admitted students are also eligible for the Honors College. Please visit their site to explore the benefits of being admitted as an Honors student. Your relationship with an Honors adviser will continue until graduation. You will also work with an adviser in the School of Journalism Advising Office while pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism degree.
Once you are admitted to your interest area you will be assigned a faculty adviser. Your faculty adviser can help you integrate your course selection with your career aspirations. Faculty advisers are also a great resource for career planning and establishing a professional network.