How did you get your start doing academic advisor work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?Do you need a particular educational background?
I recently earned my Master's in Academic Advising. I have never worked in the field but I was a high school teacher before I went back to college. The problem now is finding a job within this field. I live in Indianapolis, IN which has many colleges here, not just 1 or 2. I have applied to many jobs but haven't gotten even to the first interview step.What I'm wondering is what I can do to get notice? my $14,000 a year job just isn't going to work. I am no longer teaching because of my move to a...
There is an opening for an academic advisor at a university near me. The job has been posted for approximately 3 months. They require "3 years direct experience with university advising." I have a master's in counseling (higher ed) and residence life advising experience, as well as years of general counseling experience, tutoring/teaching positions, non profit patient services and admin/front desk experience. I called to ask about the 3 years of advising and was told it needs to be ACADEMIC advi...
I'm very interested in academic advising. I currently work for a large university and am hoping to eventually change positions. I have an elementary teaching degree and experience teaching. I also have a masters in elementary education. Most of my job experience has been working in management in a non profit animal shelter as an adoption counselor. I have worked with many types of people and children. I'm wondering if I need more education or experience to be considered for a job like this.
Hi there. Hoping someone here might know the answer to this. I emailed the advisor for this program previously but haven't heard back. K-state offers an online masters and certificate in academic advising. I already have a masters in counseling, so I may only want the certificate. But you can't get financial aid (loans) unless you're in the degree program. Does anyone happen to know if I can enroll in the degree program, complete the certificate and request it, then stop attending the program? ...
Hello!My background is in academic advising. I left my job in April 2010 to be a stay at home mom. I plan on staying home until around January 2013. At that point I'm not certain if I'd be looking for full-time or part-time work. Does anyone have any ideas of how to stay involved in the field in the meantime so that it isn't as much of a struggle to get back into it when the time comes? Thanks,Sara
I have been interning at an Academic Advising Center for almost a year. I completed my master's degree over a year ago. I have also been applying to positions throughout this time, but I haven't even been called for an interview. I know I really would like to be working in academic advising, but I'm having trouble getting my foot in the door. Does anyone have any suggestions?
What do you enjoy most about being an academic advisor? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?What keeps you at your job?
Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?Where are the jobs? Which places have the most Academic Advisor opportunities?
What is the best training for becoming an academic advisor? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective academic advisor?What do non-traditional career paths look like?
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