Department of Business Administration
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Advising Resources Available to Department of Business Administration Students
Students in the Department of Business Administration have a wide variety of advising resources available
Relevant University Advising Services for Business, Accounting and BIS Students:
Academic Services Center:
The Academic Service Center is located on the ground floor of the Smith Library (Room 107) and houses the Advising Center, Tutoring
Services (all subjects) and the STEP/CAP Program, the Mathematics Achievement Center (the “MAC” for math tutoring) and the
Writing Center (for writing help).
Academic Advising Center:
The Advising Center phone number is (860) 465-4526 and is located on the ground floor of the Smith Library (Room 109).
Prospective and First Year Student Advising Issues:
For prospective students, first year students at Eastern, and students not having yet declared a major, who are interested in one of
Eastern's Department of Business Administration's major or minor programs, please watch a video clip of Advising Center's
Director Susan Heyward discusses important advising issues, academic strategies, and the services provided by the Advising Center for
students entering Eastern and one of the programs in the Department of Business Administration.
General Use of Academic Service Center for Business, Accounting and BIS Majors:
Carol White, Advisement Assistant, discusses the academic advising services provided by the Advising Center for students already having
declared their majors in the Department of Business Administration.
Tutoring Services & STEP/CAP:
The Department of Business Administration works closely with the Tutoring Services (located in the Academic Services Center in Room 107
on the ground floor of the Library) on having multiple tutors available during the week for courses in all three department majors
(business, accounting, and BIS). These business-related discipline student tutors have been recommended by business department faculty
because of their high level of academic performance and solid student interaction and explanation skills.
Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC):
The MAC is a math tutoring service offered by the Mathematics Department. The MAC is located in the Academic Services Center
(Library 107). It operates under the direction of Dr. Kim Ward. Dr. Ward coordinates the student tutors all of whom are selected for
their math ability by the Math Dept. Math faculty will also be staffing the MAC.
The Writing Center:
The Writing Center is a writing support service staffed by specially trained student tutors. The tutors are selected by the English
Dept. for their writing ability and their interest in helping other students with writing assignments. The Writing Center is located in
the Academic Services Center (Library 107). The Writing Center is directed by Dr. Rita Malenczyk.
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and Majoring in Business, Accounting and Economics:
The Department of Business Administration majors draw upon Eastern's strong liberal arts base and tightly integrate well-rounded
reasoning and understanding that from the humanities, the physical and social sciences, and the arts. Dr. Margaret Martin, Executive
Assistant to the President for Planning, discusses the reasoning of Eastern's liberal arts education base, Eastern's Liberal Arts Core
(LAC) Curriculum, and how they integrate well with the goals and objectives of students pursuing majors and/or minors in the Department
of Business Administration.
Time Management Strategies:
Department of Business Administration students have a variety of competing time demands placed upon them: academic, work, professional
development as well as extracurricular activities and family obligations. Paul Serignese, Assistant Housing Director, discusses the
importance of effective time management for university students and brings out a number of effective strategies to more effectively manage
one's time and university resources available to help with time management.
Business Advisor Key Planner:
All students majoring in the Department of Business Administration have access to the “Business Advisor Key Planner”, which
is available online through WebCT/VISTA. This online and interactive resource has specific advising information concerning department
policies, plans of studies worksheets and suggested sequences, suggested course and career strategies, interactive planning tools, and
information on a variety of other advising and career planning questions that are relevant to students enrolled in majors within the
department. Dr. Alex Citurs – Business Information Systems discusses a number of important features of the “Key Planner”
and basic strategies for academic success in the various business programs.
Advise on Getting a Job and/or Graduate School:
There are a variety of resources available to Eastern Department of Business Administration students for obtaining internships and
co-ops as well as permanent positions. These resources are described a number of other pages within the department's website.
However, a variety of career experts at Eastern, discuss available career resources and potential strategies on finding the right
job, graduate school considerations, and long-term career strategies, in the following video clips:
All students that select Business Administration, Accounting, and Business Information Systems as their primary major are assigned a faculty advisor within the Department of Business Administration. Shortly after entering Eastern and declaring a major, students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their faculty advisor. Department faculty members have office hours, which are posted on their office doors or found on their departmental faculty webpage. Department faculty members encourage students to come prepared to their advising meetings by going through the checklist for “Meeting with Your Advisor” found in the “Business Key Planner” in WebCT/VISTA and is available to students majoring in the department. Please see the “Business Key Planner” on how to find out who is your faculty advisor. Please feel free to stop in and seek help from a Department of Business Administration student worker (Peer Advocate)in Webb Hall 423.
Students pursuing majors in the Department of Business Administration have multiple work experience gaining opportunities and
Internship Programs options.
Department Peer Advocates:
Often obtaining help, suggestions, and insights of other students in your program of studies can prove beneficial. In this sense
student workers in the Department of Business Administration have been trained to provide suggestions to students on a variety of
academic and major related issues.
and many other academic advisement related issues.
Computer Lab Help Sessions:
Some department courses require special software applications. Some Department of Business Administration faculty offer regularly
scheduled outside of class-time "Computer Lab Help Sessions" in the computer classroom labs where the software is
Advisement Sessions and Meetings:
The Department of Business Administration holds semi-annual group advisement meeting sessions with students in the department programs
during the Fall and Spring Semesters based upon the students' academic stage of progress: First Year/Sophomore or Junior/Senior.
Career Development Support, Activities and Events:
The Department of Business Administration provides career development support for its students in a variety of ways. These include:
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