Ashley is the most recent academic advisor to join the team. Having worked in the Undergraduate Programs Office as a student worker since 2010, Ashely's transition into her new role has been seamless. Read more about Ashley...
What brought you to PSU and how long have you been a SBA advisor?
I originally came to PSU to finish my undergraduate coursework. Once I completed my undergraduate degree I started my Master's program. I have been working in the SBA since 2010 and have been an advisor since June 2013.
Where did you attend college and what did you study?
I went to Lane Community College my first few years of school and majored in Biology. After transferring to PSU I changed my major to Communication. I am now in PSU's Post-Secondary and Adult Education (PACE) Master's program.
What's your favorite thing about PSU's School of Business?
My favorite thing is the dedication of instructors and advisors to student success. I also appreciate the diverse programs we offer.
What’s your best advice for students to make the most of their SBA student experience?
Get involved! Get involved with other students, groups and PSU! There is so much that PSU and the SBA has to offer. Take the time to check out anything and everything that interests you and it will make your experience 10 times better!
What should students expect in an advising appointment and how should they prepare?
There are many things that can be discussed during an advising appointment. Some of them include answering any questions the student may have, going over the students DARS and confirming graduation requirements, going over forms, and making an academic plan. Students can prepare by having any questions ready and coming to the appointment on time.
What do you like to do when you’re not advising students?
I love to travel and go on adventures! I also enjoy spending time with my family, taking photos, makeup artistry and fashion, visiting with friends, watching movies, and shopping.
Make an appointment with your academic advisor at least once every other term. You will need to reserve a time a few weeks in advance. Be sure you are on track to graduate and learn about academic opportunities you may not have considered. Students who meet regularly with advisors are more likely to graduate on time and avoid problems with course availability.
Stop by the Undergraduate Programs Office at Room 240 or call 503-725-3712 to make an appointment.
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