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 & Student Support Services: Upcoming Events


Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting — West Region (Online Facilitated)

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based...


Mental Health First Aid (Online Facilitated)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a standardized, eight-hour certification training designed to give you key skills to help someone...


Advising Students With Foreign Credentials: Building Your Skills (Online Facilitated)

Come participate in this interactive session to develop your skills advising students with foreign degrees and credentials. Using real student...

Advising & Student Support Services: Resources, Research and Curriculum


This collection of resources has been developed for advisors so that they can help students with the career awareness and exploration process. We...


Watch the recording of our April 7th 2021 panel on Advising Students with Foreign Degrees and Credentials, Hear from the Experts. This panel brought...


Interested in how to build an intentional advising program? Review two advising program scope and sequence documents to see how two programs map out...

Advising & Student Support Services: Our Team

Project Associate
Senior PD Specialist
Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist