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Advising

The advising structure within the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is designed to provide specialized support to our students throughout the different stages of their academic career.

Undeclared Student Advising:

Every CBE student is assigned a staff advisor when he or she arrives as a first-year student at Lehigh.  An advisor is one of the most valuable resources in the educational process, not only to assist in making academic selections to match the student's particular background, interests, and future objectives, but also to help each student identify program options, academic pace, and develop career planning strategies. The advisor can also connect CBE students to other resources and support systems available at the university, such as the Office of Career Services, the Study Abroad Office, the Center for Academic Success, University Counseling and Psychological Services, and other support and student activities available through Lehigh’s Dean of Students Office.
 
Our CBE staff advising team is located in the CBE Undergraduate Center of the Rauch Business Center (suite 385). Students are available to check advisor availability and make appointments through AdvisorTrac , an online appointment system available to CBE students.  Walk-in hours are also available and advertised throughout the semester for added convenience for the student.

CBE students also have access to our Student Support Coordinator during regular office hours. The Student Support Coordinator is available to answer quick questions and to explain policies, forms, procedures and University deadlines.

Declared Student Advising:

CBE students declare their majors during the second semester of their sophomore year, so that as juniors, they can begin 300-level major coursework and work more closely with faculty advisors in their areas of interest.  Each spring, the CBE Undergraduate Center works with CBE academic departments to offer the Spring into Major Program - a series of specialized workshops, events, and advising to support this important major-declaration decision. Once a student declares, his or her faculty advisor is available to provide academic and professional guidance, as the student develops meaningful educational plans in pursuit of career goals.  Faculty advisors are also mentors who connect their advisees with important resources and information essential for their future career paths.

Other Support:

To supplement advising, the CBE Undergraduate Center offers easy access to commonly used forms, computers for scheduling appointments and accessing other online advising-related information, and brochures and information about other valuable campus resources and student activities.  CBE students have access to the CBE Undergraduate Course Site (a centralized online location) for 24/7 access to critical information including degree requirements, forms, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.
 
 
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