Advising Syllabus

FIRST YEAR

Academics

  • Freshmen Fridays with Associate Dean Victor Mullins.
  • Peer Connection—walk in peer advising and E-advising at peerconnect@business.illinois.edu
  • Read Student Handbook.
  • Take BUS 101, Business Professional Responsibility.
  • Login to Illinois Compass for Business Majors—utilize PASS.
  • Use available resources to maximize academic success. For example, ask for tutoring.
  • Consider participating in the James Scholar Program.
  • If you have earned at least a 3.50 GPA in 14 graded Illinois hours in fall semester, petition to become a James Scholar in STARS.
  • Complete Composition I, Public Speaking, Math sequence, Micro/Macro Economics, and CS 105.

Career Development

  • Determine how your academic plan relates to your career interests.
  • Assess your skills and strengths.
  • Create a college resume and cover letter.
  • Attend Employer Forums.
  • Register in I-Link Business.
  • Participate in Job Shadow Program.
  • Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs.

Involvement and Leadership

  • Attend Business Quad Day on August 24th to explore Student Organization membership opportunities.
  • Commit to becoming actively involved in one or more student organizations.

International Study

  • Attend Study Abroad Fair at Illini Union.
  • Attend General BUS Study Abroad info sessions.
  • Explore international-related minors and courses.

SECOND YEAR

Academics

  • Declare your major choice and review degree requirements and prerequisites for that major.
  • Update PASS in Illinois Compass.
  • Complete Accountancy 201/202, Economics 202/203, Economics 302, and Finance 221.
  • If you completed at least 30 graded Illinois hours as a Freshman, petition to become a James Scholar.

Career Development

  • Explore connections between your interests and strengths and potential careers.
  • Create experiences that will help you clarify your goals and interests (i.e. part-time jobs, meetings with faculty, job shadowing, volunteering, or internships).
  • Update resume with new information and remove high school activities.
  • Learn about and practice your interviewing skills.
  • Begin developing relationships with professors who can provide you with valuable letters of recommendation.
  • Register in I-Link Business.
  • Pursue Summer Internships.
  • Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs.

Involvement and Leadership

  • Increase level of involvement by taking a leadership position or joining a committee in a student organization.

International Study

  • Decide on timing and location of study abroad program and meet with a representative from the BUS or University International Programs Office.
  • Continue foreign language and/or international-related courses.

THIRD YEAR

Academics

  • Identify courses/programs that will help you develop the skills you need for the workplace or graduate training.
  • Be able to articulate what you are studying and why.
  • Begin major coursework and BADM core courses.
  • Update PASS in Illinois Compass.

Career Development

  • Apply for internships in I-Link Business.
  • Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs.
  • Update resume and cover letters with new information.
  • Research specific career options to find best fit.
  • Network with at least three people who work in a field of interest to you.
  • Schedule mock interview with BCS.
  • Register in I-Link Business.
  • Pursue Summer Internships.

Involvement and Leadership

  • Pursue executive positions in your student organization (s).
  • Serve as a mentor to younger students.

International Study

  • Complete a study abroad experience.
  • Take international business electives abroad.

FOURTH YEAR

Academics

  • Complete a graduation check with your advisor.
  • Add name to official degree list in UI Integrate before the end of the second week of classes in final semester.
  • Research graduate programs and their admission requirements and start the application process.

Career Development

  • Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs.
  • Market your skills and education to employers.
  • Build and sustain your professional network.
  • Utilize I-Link Business to actively participate in on-campus interviews starting Fall semester.
  • Attend Employment Skills Workshops and Company Information Sessions.
  • Complete a BCS placement survey to report your post-graduation plans.

Involvement and Leadership

  • Apply for student awards and other types of recognition.

International Study

  • Consider taking international business elective courses.

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