Academic and Career Counseling

BGSU Firelands

Jennifer Buening, associate director

Academic Counseling

All admitted students are assigned a faculty advisor or career and academic counselor who is a specialist in the student's area of interest. All students are encouraged to make regular contact with their advisor/counselor. Advising is required for all first-semester freshman, first-semester transfer students, and all guest students who are registering for twelve or more credit hours of course work.

Although an advisor checks each student's record, the responsibilty for meeting graduate requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor, the department of the dean. Thorough familiarity with the undergraduate catalog and the degree audit system (DARS) is essential.

Academic advisors from the University's main campus are available for phone appointments upon request to provide information on bachelor degree programs.

Career Counseling

Academic and Career Counseling also provides career counseling and information to students, alumni and community members. Couselors offer job search coaching, resume review, and information on effective interviewing. Individual appointments are available. A wide variety of career-related resources can be assessed through the Career Center website: https://www.bgsu.edu/career-center.html. All BGSU students have access to an online career assessment, FOCUS through the MyBGSU web portal.