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Meet Regina Arellano, Career & Academic Advisor
Meet Regina Arellano, Career & Academic Advisor

What brought you to PSU and how long have you been advising?
I graduated from PSU and accepted a job at Clark College about two years after graduating a position was open for a Community College Liaison in 2008 is was the perfect opportunity to return to the university.  I have been an adviser for close to 11 years (9 years at PSU).  Now, excited to work with the SB.

Where did you attend college and what did you study?
I started college at Clackamas Community College and completed classes toward the AAOT.  I never really knew what I wanted to study and in my last year, I began taking the Sociology sequence. The instructor was fabulous and I enjoyed the subject matter and I knew that that is what I wanted to continue to study.  I then transferred to PSU and continued my studies toward a BS in sociology and later continued at PSU for a Master's in Sociology. 

What's your favorite thing about PSU's School of Business?
Working with a team of advisors that are dedicated to ensuring the success of our wonderful students in the SB.

What's your best advice for student's to make the most of their SB student experience?
Like with any major, you should constantly be looking for opportunities that you can take advantage of while you are in school.  Perhaps it is study abroad, a class to take just because..., and finding opportunities outside the classroom that will help you define you and your work in your community, city, country and the world.  Always grow your will never stop unless you stop.

What should a student expect in an advising appointment and how should they prepare?
Advising appointments are guided by what you want to cover. Much like preparing for class, for an advising appointment you should come prepared with paper, pen, and questions you would like to cover. We do not have a lot of time together so some well thought out questions can help prepare you for your appointment.  If you don't have questions but want to stop by, I welcome that as well.

What do you like to do when you're not advising students?
Spending time with my husband and son.  Trying out new places to eat. I am always interested in new places to eat. Please share any of your recommendations.


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 Karl Miller Center (Room 220) or call 503-725-3712 to make an appointment.

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