Advisor Responsibilities

Effective advisement requires a partnership between the advisor and the student

The Role of the Advisor:

Assist Students Through a Self Assessment Process

  • Understand the career decision-making process
  • Explore barriers to decision making
  • Possess skills in helping students explore their personality, interests, goals, values, and skills

Assist Students with Exploring their Career Goals

  • Promote activities that examine career goals
  • Understand the changing nature of work in today’s society
  • Be familiar with new emerging vocational fields

Assist Students with Choosing a Major

  • Know the career and transfer programs available at the college
  • Know the requirements of majors (special entrance requirements)
  • Know the success of the program degree/major graduates
  • Refer students to other campus resources

Assist Students with Selecting Courses

  • Know available courses
  • Know special information about the courses (prerequisites)
  • Know rules and regulations of the college
  • Know honors and developmental courses
  • Know instructors and their teaching styles
  • Know course content


Contact Information

Brighton Campus
Building 1, Room 231
Monday -Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Limited services Tuesdays
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

(585) 292-2400

Damon City Campus
4th Floor, Room 4008
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(585) 262-1740
Advisement at DCC