Whether you’re a first semester freshman, a transfer student or a senior entering your final year, your adviser is one of your most important connections at NC State. He or she can help you select courses that fulfill your degree requirements, satisfy your academic curiosity and start planning for your career. Your adviser can also help you figure out how to fit in those additional experiences that enhance your education and resume: study abroad, internships, research. Count on your adviser to help you make it happen.
My advice to students? Get to know your faculty adviser! He or she can help you make informed decisions about your course of study. They’ll help you set educational goals and monitor your progress. And they will show you how to take advantage of resources and opportunities that support your success. They’re here for you.
Deanna Dannels, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Undergraduate advising coordinators, listed by major, will help make sure you take all the classes you need — not only to meet the requirements of your major, but also to get the full value of your studies and to graduate on time. They can steer you toward internships, research opportunities and chances to study abroad. Find your adviser below:
Susan Navey-Davis, (919) 515-9288
Academic Support Center open for students in Caldwell Lounge
In addition to departmental advisers, the college also runs an Academic Support Center in Caldwell Lounge. Drop by between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays for help navigating college and university policies, academic records, degree requirements, and university resources. No appointment necessary.
In the Spotlight: Susan Navey-Davis, 2014-2015 Faculty Adviser Award Winner
Susan Navey-Davis, director of undergraduate advising for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, was among five NC State academic advisers recognized in 2014-2015 for excellence by the Office of Academic Advising Services.
As a graduate student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you’ll work closely with your adviser and your thesis committee to choose courses and conduct research that most closely align with your intellectual curiosity and passions. Expect to work alongside faculty who are at the top of their field as you hone your interests and gain experience that will serve you well. Contact your home department to get connected with your director of graduate programs. For general advising questions, you can also contact The Graduate School.