At the beginning of your sophomore year, you will be assigned to a Weinberg College Adviser, who will work with you until you graduate. College Advisers are faculty members who hold regular advising hours each week and see students by appointment.
The best way to think of your College Adviser is as a generalist (your department adviser is more like a specialist). You can talk with your Weinberg Adviser about selecting courses and choosing a major, as well as about strategies for completing requirements. Your College Adviser can help you develop an academic plan and consider opportunities such as studying abroad, getting involved in research, writing a senior thesis, or applying for fellowships. If you are following a pre-med, pre-law, or pre-business track – or if you are unsure of your future plans – your College Adviser can help put your academic choices into context. If you’re thinking of doing both a major and a minor, or perhaps two majors, your College Adviser can talk with you about options for fitting in both, complementing the guidance you get from department or program advisers in each field.
It is important to know that your College Adviser is also there if you are having difficulties, academic or otherwise, at Northwestern. Your adviser is there to help you solve problems, navigate the university, and find the support you need – and to be your advocate in the College.
Liz Fekete Trubey
Academic Adviser and Lecturer Open Positions
Weinberg College anticipates hiring full-time College Advisers/Lecturers for the 2013-14 academic year. Please see full application details and application instructions.
Seeking Academic Advice?
Weinberg College Advisers -- faculty representing a range of disciplines in the College and who are familiar with majors throughout the curriculum -- can help you explore available resources and options. Please visit 1908 Sheridan Road, call 847-491-8916, or e-mail us. More details