Some schools randomly assign students to faculty members for advising. Some people "luck out" and work well with an advisor who is aware of their plans and can help them plan their courses. Other students have reported that they hardly ever saw their advisor, and when they did meet they had nothing to discuss. ILR hopes to help students avoid such situations in the following ways.
First-Year Student Advising
ILR First-Year students meet with their colloquium professor during orientation and then regularly throughout the first month of the fall semester. That professor is also the student's faculty advisor. While there is space for some general elective course work in the first year, a number of courses will be required.
Requesting a Faculty Advisor
In the spring term of your Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years, you will be asked if you wish to be advised by a member of a particular ILR department. If you do, the department will assign a faculty member to be your advisor and will notify you of your advisor's name. If you do not wish to have an advisor, one will not be assigned.
ILR Faculty Advisors can be helpful for information about courses of study in their departments, about course combinations that build competence in the field as you raise questions about graduate study in their disciplines, and about career possibilities which utilize your ILR degree.