October 17, 2008 4:10 PM

Finding a Faculty Advisor

Woot woot! I finally found a faculty adviser! If you don't know what I'm talking about, CRS majors need to find their own faculty advisory which is someone whose field is closely related to your AOI. Although that relation isn't a requirement, it is highly recommended. For the most part, you need them to sign papers & get adviser codes but I don't want to make them sound like that's all they're good for because that would be completely wrong. They are excellent resources for research, courses to take and a window into potential career paths, just to name a few.

With my AOI focusing mainly on environmental education for positive social change, I found it particularly difficult finding an adviser in the ESPM department. Majority of them are more on the sciences and if anything politics and justice. And although those are great things, that wasn't my emphasis. Evidently, I located my best match in the education department. His emphasis is exactly mine, education as a mode for social change...perfect! I look forward to the knowledge I have yet to gain from him.

If you are in the midst of finding an adviser for yourself, don't exclude faculty outside of ESPM in your considerations because they equally have something grand to offer. The most important part is that their interests match with yours. Best of luck!


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