One of the biggest strengths of Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is our commitment to the success of every individual. Recognizing that engineering and computer science are rigorous courses of study, the College offers a number of programs focused on addressing the needs of students both inside and outside of the classroom.
In our model, every undergraduate student in the College is provided a team of advisors to support and mentor them throughout their undergraduate career. Returning students are assigned a faculty advisor and a career advisor, and first-year students are assigned a student success advisor, a career advisor, and a faculty advisor.
Each advisor coaches students on a different building block of success:
- Faculty advisors ensure that students understand their discipline and curriculum, assist with course selection, support degree progress, and provide professional development and career advice.
- Student success advisors focus on the students’ academic success through ongoing outreach, supporting their transition to college, connecting them with resources, and monitoring their progress through mid-semester reports and feedback from faculty.
- Career advisors counsel and train students to develop and assess their career skills, ensure job readiness, help them secure internships and jobs, and serve as a liaison to faculty and employers on students’ behalf.