Advising and Mentoring Program
Focused on relationship building, wellness, academics, and professional development, the Advising and Mentoring Program starts early in your Beloit experience.
Your journey at Beloit begins right away. Once you deposit, you will be matched - based on your shared interests - with an AMP advisor who will be in communication with you over the summer. Your AMP advisor will be the first of multiple advisors you will have during your college experience.
Your AMP advisor will assist you in choosing your classes and acclimate to college life by pointing you in the right direction towards resources (tutoring, health and wellness, library, etc.) that are useful in and out of the classroom. Advisors will connect with you on a holistic level, ease your transition into college, and work with you on skills such as reading/writing, note-taking, time management, interpersonal interactions, and relationship building.
AMP courses are an exciting way for first-year students to get started on their journey at Beloit College. Your AMP class is your first taste of the engaged, hands-on, eclectic, think-on-your-feet learning that defines a Beloit education. Each course is designed not only to “amp up” your adjustment to the college experience but also to help ignite your excitement for and engagement in a liberal arts education.
Held every other week on Tuesdays during the advising common hour, AMP classes will focus on advising and mentoring activities. Facilitated by your AMP advisor, you will also become acquainted with your fellow advisees.
AMP Advising Objectives
You will work with your advisor individually and in AMP classes to ensure that, by the end of your second year, you have:
- articulated in writing your projected program of study and your reasons for choosing it;
- planned for undertaking at least one Liberal Arts in Practice experience that is exciting to you and makes sense in the context of your academic plan, whether through study abroad, community-based learning, internship or research options, or other engagement beyond the traditional classroom; and
- declared your major(s), and possibly minor(s), and established an advising relationship with a professor in the chosen area(s) of study.
You should also be able:
- to reflect on your experiences so as to identify your own interests, strengths, and challenges; and
- to articulate your educational goals and strategies for achieving them.