Academic advising is a critical part of your undergraduate experience
at the Carlson School. Weâ€™re here to help you set goals and guide you
through the numerous opportunities available to you at the University.
Weâ€™ll make sure you stay on track for graduation without losing sight
of how your individual goals fit into your educational experience.
As an undergraduate student, you will be assigned to a full-time professional academic adviser who will assist you with your academic planning from orientation through graduation. Your adviser can help you explore options for majors and minors. He or she can identify co-curricular options to compliment your academics, help you plan your international experience, assist you with the interpretation of University policies and procedures, and refer you to additional services and resources across campus as needed.You will be required to meet with your adviser each semester during your freshman year and are encouraged to come in at least once each year until graduation, or as often as youâ€™d like!
Starting in fall 2011, every incoming first-year student will take the StrengthsFinder assessment. Your academic adviser and others across campus will work with you on your strengths development journey throughout your undergraduate experience to help you be more successful in your personal, academic and career goals.
For additional information on the Strengths program on campus, visit the U of M Strengths website.
Also known as â€œFuture Fright Week.â€ Ease your fears about choosing a major and career by attending a Future Fright Week informational session. You will hear from faculty and professionals in the industry about major and career possibilities. Future Fright Week is held each October.
Carlson undergraduate students have the option of buying a supported laptop through the undergraduate laptop program or bringing their own. Carlson IT Student Services provides all inclusive, on-site support for laptops purchased through the program.