Advising in the School of Business

Advising in the School of Business

As a student in the School of Business you will have a dedicated staff and faculty to help guide you through your academic requirements and graduation planning. We know that questions will arise, and we have designed different levels of support for you and your journey.

First Stop: Advising Tutorials

We realize that sometimes helpful information is right at your fingertips. To support you, we’ve created a Tutorial section that offers helpful information in a convenient FAQ format. For those of you who want to simply review information, make some decisions, and then move forward, these tutorials are custom made based off student questions.

Take a look. Also know that as you have a question or need some help, your advisor is ready to support you.

Second Stop: Personal Connections with Faculty Advisors

As you need support, your faculty advisor will be able to connect with you, talk through your questions, and make recommendations.

For students who have already defined their concentrations, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor from that concentration area. If you’ve not defined your concentration yet, no worries, you’ll be paired with a faculty advisor who can also share insights and connect with you.

Faculty advisors offer two sets of resources:

  • Degree and course information (declare a major, map your path to your degree/minor in business, etc.)
  • Professional/networking suggestions (how to network on and off-campus, secrets of effective informational interviews, internships, letters of recommendation, etc.)

We Are a Team: Student Responsibilities for Success Begin with YOU

Students also have responsibilities for taking an active role their academic pathway.  We use a team approach, and as a member of this team, you play an integral role in your education. In preparing for your path, we suggest you:

  • Learn degree requirements, policies and procedures
  • Create a realistic course plan (you can check that with the faculty member)
  • Learn how to monitor (and monitor) your progress toward your BBA degree
  • Proactively participate in the decision-making process
  • Regularly review progress and guidelines using the Tutorials, and know that you are always able to meet with your advisor (please be prepared with questions  or concerns)
  • Accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance.
  • Actively seek to develop the PLU Values: to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care.

It should be noted that advisors do not make educational decisions for their students.  However, we offer strong support by way of providing the most accurate information available, being a reliable resource, advocating for our students and providing encouragement.

Identifying your Advisor

Students with questions about contacting their advisor can connect with Amy Stewart-Mailhiot at 253.535.7224.

Registration FAQs

Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions about registration.