Business Majors Advising Community

This community seeks to identify and address the issues pertaining to business majors. We serve as a network for discussion, sharing of knowledge/resources, and best practices for advising business majors. Individual and collaborative presentations and publications at the national, regional, and local levels are encouraged.

Spotlight Series

May 2020
Implementation of Podcasts in Academic Advising
Presenters: Kayla Hogrefe, University of Connecticut, Academic Advisor at the Hartford Campus and Emma Bjorngard-Basayne, University of Connecticut, Academic Advisor, School of Business.

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March 2020
 Getting Creative with Your Student Communications Methods
Presenters: Erin O'Brien and Lizzy Stoyle - Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Hot Topics

Business Community Survey
  • Survey Results
  • If you would like to contribute to the survey data, please confirm that an individual from your institution has not already submitted a response, if not use the google form located HERE.
Two things you need to know about working effectively with business majors:
  • Admission processes for business programs vary across institutions. For programs with a secondary admission process, it is critical that advisors work with students early in their collegiate careers to create a parallel plan for situations where admission is not granted.
  • Internships and cooperative programs are instrumental in preparing business students for employment.  It is important that business advisors encourage students to develop relationships with the Career Services office on their campus as the field of business is competitive and ever-changing.

How To Get Involved

Mentorship Program
The Business Majors Mentorship program connects mentors and mentees for one-on-one professional development opportunities. Participants connect once a month to discuss challenges and opportunities as they work toward individual goals. This program encourages advancement and leadership within the field of academic advising. Please contact Alana Greene or Sue Mote for additional information.

Writing & Research, and Conference Presentations
To get involved in Writing & Research as it pertains to the Business Community, please contact Ryan Baldassario or Maira Meki

Business Majors Advising Community Regional Liaisons-Now Recruiting!
Please contact Ryan Baldassario or Maira Meki if you interested in serving as a liaison for your region

Contact Us
For information how to best discuss/share ideas that relate to the Business Majors Advising Community, please contact the current Chair.

Current Chair

Chaya Sandler
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Term: 2023-2025

Spotlight Series 2019

February 2019

Establishing Connections: Utilizing Inverted Pre-Arrival & Remote Advising
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