UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Academic Advising

When you begin your education in the College of Business and Economics, you will be assigned to a professional academic advisor.  Once you have over 60 credits, you will receive a faculty advisor. 

How to make the most of your advising appointment:

  • Review Degree Audit Report 
  • Schedule your appointment at least one week in advance
  • Bring paper and a pen/pencil to take notes
  • Prepare a selection of courses you may be interested in 
  • Come with questions!

Meet your Advisors

Laura

Laura Boche

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Advising Expectations

Laura Boche

Education
M.A. Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas, MN;
B.A. Music Business, Valparaiso University, IN

About Me
I grew up in Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!) and currently live in the Twin Cities with my husband and two children.  I love spending time with my family being outdoors, traveling out West, spending time at our cabin, and playing tennis.  I was a Music Business major in undergrad, so I often find myself getting lost in music and always have music playing in the background (if it’s quiet).  I play piano and saxophone and also love to bake – my dream one day is to open a bakery.  Stay tuned!

Advice
College is all about gaining experience – experience to stretch you and make you grow as a person, but also experience to put on your resume.  Challenge yourself to do things that cause you to feel uncomfortable because those are the experiences that help you develop as a person.  Figure out what skills employers are looking for and then determine how you can go about gaining those skills before you graduate.  If you have any questions, ask!  Don’t be afraid to ask your advisor, professor, or anyone else questions!  

Advising Hours: M-F 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Top 5 Strengths: Futuristic – Competition – Significance – Achiever – Activator

Jordan

Jordan Price

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Jordan Price
Graduate Intern

Education
Current: M.S. Student Affairs Administration, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
B.A. Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

About Me
I am originally from Byron, Minnesota. I graduated in May of 2016 from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with a Communication Studies degree. I am now pursuing a master's degree in Student Affairs Administration from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. I love to learn new information and useless fun facts – that's why I play Words with Friends daily.

During my free time, I coach B squad girls’ basketball in Stillwater. Go Ponies! I also like to be active and outside. One of my passions in life is playing golf. I participate in summer amateur events, and just love to practice and get better. I also play violin and piano and love all kinds of music.

Fun Fact
Last year, I lived in Asheville, North Carolina for six months, and in Charleston, South Carolina for six months. I substitute taught middle school and high school in both locations and embraced living in a different part of the country for a year. Sometimes, I still crave homemade cheesy shrimp and grits.  

Advice
Do not feel like you should know exactly what your life holds. In undergrad, I switched my major five different times. Life is not a race. You’ll reach your final destination with the experiences you’ve gained from each opportunity along the way.  Work as hard as you can in the present moment and it will pay off.

Advising hours: Tuesday & Friday 9:00am-4:00pm/ Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm

Top 5 Strengths: Developer- Learner- Harmony- Empathy- Consistency

Nick

Nick Dokkin

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Nick Dokkin
Graduate Intern

Education
Current: M.A. Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
B.A. Strategic Communication, University of North Dakota – North Dakota
A.A. Associate of Arts – Northland Community and Technical College – Minnesota

About Me
I grew up in northern Minnesota and recently moved to the Twin Cities this summer to start my graduate work at St. Thomas. When I started my college journey, I always thought that being an Academic Advisor was something that I wanted to do. Now I am fulfilling that goal and enjoying every part of it. If I am not reading, working, or doing school work, I enjoy traveling, trying out new restaurants, drinking coffee, getting involved and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy catching the local Minnesota Wild games too. Hockey is my sport to watch. My future goal is to graduate with a Ph.D. and become a Dean of Students.

Advice
Your time as an undergraduate student is your time to explore, experience, travel, learn and grow as a person. Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you and never give up on your goals. Doubt will keep you from attaining your goals and time will pass anyway, so keep on keeping on. Your hard work will not go unnoticed and surely benefit you, not only in your academics, but in your professional life as well. If you ever need someone to talk with, please don’t be afraid to reach out and connect with me. I am more than happy to help and support you in any way that I can!

Advising Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM & Friday 8:00AM – 11:00AM

Top 5 Strengths: Deliberative- Harmony- Communication- Futuristic- Significance

 

FAQ's

Q: What is a Degree Audit Report (DAR) and how do I use it?
A: A Degree Audit Report (DAR) provides a record of your academic progress toward completion of a specific degree program. A DAR reviews your UW-River Falls course work, including in-progress courses, and all transfer coursework to evaluate the completion of the requirements for your specific degree. The DAR itemizes specific requirements and shows the steps that you have taken or need to take to complete your degree. Please review your DAR prior to each academic advising appointment.

Q: What do I do if I did poorly in a course?
A: Retake the course at UWRF and your most recent grade will then replace your last grade.

Q: Will my advisor stay the same throughout my time at UWRF?
A: No. After completing 60 credits you will be transferred to a faculty advisor within your specific area of study.

Q: How do I obtain my registration pin each semester?
A: 1. Meet with your advisor to discuss your next semester plan.
    2. Obtain your pin through CBE 100.
    3. Attend a group advising session.

Q: How do I contact my advisor?
A:  1. The official form of communication is with your UWRF email.
     2. You may also contact your advisor by phone.
     3. A new option is instant messaging via your UWRF Outlook email. (Ask your advisor how in your next meeting!)
     Your advisors contact information may be found here

Q: How do I add or drop a class?
A: All of the information regarding adding and dropping a course may be found here

Q: How do I change my major?
A: If you are changing to another major within College of Business and Economics, please email your advisor or stop into the Deans Office Suite in 124 South Hall. If you are changing your major outside of the College of Business and Economics, please contact the department you are switching to.

Q: How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?
A: You may obtain your unofficial transcript via eSIS. For your official transcript, more information can be found here.

Q: Can a single course fulfill more than one requirement?
A: Yes. For example, a course that counts in your major can also fulfill one or more general education or university requirements. (Ask your advisor in your next meeting!)

Q: What is CBE 100?
A: CBE 100 is the first year seminar for the College of Business and Economics that a requirement of all CBE majors. The course will help you explore the individual strengths, identify success strategies, develop and academic plan, and explore different majors and career paths.

Registration begins April 6

 

Schedule your group appointment now!

Or, schedule an appointment online by clicking the link associated with your advisor. You may also make an appointment by calling the CBE Dean's Office at 715-425-3335 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday).

 

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