Advising is essential to helping students stay motivated and persist in setting and achieving their education and career goals. Effective advising is more than establishing student education and career goals. Advising also involves assessing the supports and barriers students encounter on their pathway and connecting students to organizations that can help address them. It also entails collaborating with instructors to help students develop effective personal, college and career readiness, and workforce preparation skills. 

The SABES Program Support PD Center offers PD, peer sharing and learning, resources, and guidance to support effective AE advising on topics such as: mental health first aid; motivational interviewing; college and career navigation; orientation for new advisors; and integrating technology. 

See the Calendar and Resource Library sections for advising PD and resources.

Advising: Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who...
Registration is closed, this session is FULL. We still have some space left in the February 1 session in Lawrence...
This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based...

Advising: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource One Tough Job – Parenting Resources Locator
This resource from the Children’s Trust was launched to provide Massachusetts parents with information on support organizations and programs. Parents...
Resource SNAP Path to Work
This website assists MA residents who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to learn whether they are also eligible...
Resource Career Pathways in Nursing
This is the first in a series of Pathways e-guides published by World Education Services (WES). The guide provides guidance to immigrants who were...