Advising & Support
More mentors than you can imagine.
Guidance to reach your goals
Students find support in lots of places. In addition to at least two academic advisors, you’ll discover your less-formal advisors. If you’re an athlete, your coach will be one. If you’re an international student, you’ll have another. If you’re in the Student Excellence and Leadership Program, you’ll have still more.
And then there’s everyone else. Your research lab supervisor, someone from the tutoring program, the volunteer coordinator at a downtown nonprofit, the CELEB director, the choreographer for your dance troupe, the professor from the class you took on a whim, the librarian who helped with your capstone, the guy who organizes open mic night at Java Joint … they become “your people” — guides along the way who often matter just as much as the advisor listed on your transcript.
Academic Support, Career Exploration, and More
Along with your faculty advisor and informal mentors, support resources at Beloit include:
- The Advising Practicum: Each spring semester, classes are canceled for one day so that all students can participate in workshops, advising sessions and conversations to explore different majors, plan a personal career trajectory, and learn how alumni connected their academic interests with jobs and after-college experiences.
- The Career and Community Engagement Center: Students begin preparing for their life after college as soon as they arrive on campus and throughout their four years until graduation. They work with our counselors to explore career and grad school options, engage in job-shadowing and internships, practice interviewing and networking, and discover connections between their academic interests and their future.
- Learning Enrichment and Disability Services: Providing opportunities that enable academic excellence for all students, LEADS staff and peer tutors offer free academic support by appointment and with drop-in hours, as well as workshops that teach organizational and study skills. The office also offers a supportive environment for students with disabilities focused on providing equal access to academic and co-curricular activities.
- The Writing Center: Whether you want to get a jump start on an essay assignment, take your writing to the next level, or revise a research paper, trained student writing tutors are available to give feedback and help you become a better writer.
- Office of Student Success, Equity, and Community: This office provides targeted, asset-based programming to ensure all students have an equitable, inclusive space and place to live and learn and that students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds can thrive at Beloit.
- The Office of International Education: Students looking for study abroad and domestic off-campus study opportunities as well as international students and scholars seeking resources and support find staff in this office always ready to assist in any way.
- Library: Make a research appointment with our librarians to discuss your research topic, class assignments, and point you toward information and resources that you can use for your academic work