Advising and Academic Resources
Many advising resources are available to you as a student in Weinberg College, including people you can meet with and documents you can read. (One important resource is this website!) Weinberg’s integrated advising system, coordinated through the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (OUSA), features three categories of advisers who work together to provide guidance to students:
- When you are a freshman, your Freshman Adviser is your primary source of advising. You will meet with your Freshman Adviser each quarter to talk about your first-year experiences; your schedule, plans, and goals; and any questions you may have.
- In your sophomore year, you will be assigned a Weinberg College Adviser who will be your adviser until you graduate. College Advisers are generalists with broad knowledge about opportunities and procedures across Weinberg and Northwestern. Your College Adviser will help you sort through academic options, decisions, and goals, and will work with you to address any issues or problems. All transfer students are also assigned a College Adviser soon after arriving on campus.
- Department and Program Advisers are specialists who can help you select classes in a particular field, sort through requirements for majors and minors, and further explore your academic and long-term interests.
Other people at the Weinberg OUSA and advisers elsewhere on campus also provide advice and counseling for undergraduates. All other undergraduate schools at Northwestern have academic advisers with whom you may meet. Some advisers at the university focus on students with specific goals or backgrounds. Resources relevant for many Weinberg students include the University Academic Advising Center, Career Services, CAPS(Counseling and Psychological Services), and the Multicultural Center. Making good use of available resources will enhance your time at Northwestern and help you make good decisions about your future.
Email is also an important advising resource. You can email questions to advisers and to your instructors. In addition, you may receive information by email from your instructors, your advisers, the Registrar's office, and others within the university. Be sure to check your email in a timely fashion so that you don't miss important information.
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