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CBE 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 45 credits, you will receive a faculty advisor. 

How to make the most of your advising appointment as a College of Business and Economics student:

  • 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 College of Business and Economics

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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

Abby

Abby FischerSchedule your appointment

Advising Expectations

Abby Fisher
Graduate Intern

Education
Current: M.A. Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas – Minnesota
B.A. Psychology and Sociology – Concordia College - Moorhead, Minnesota 

About Me
I completed my bachelors degree at Concordia College – Moorhead, where I was heavily involved in a variety of campus clubs and organizations. These involvements led me to pursue a masters degree from the University of St. Thomas, which I am in the process of completing. Through my masters work, my interest in becoming and Academic Advisor has grown, leading me to fulfill this passion at UWRF. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my students and guiding them towards a successful and rewarding college experience. 
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling the world. My favorite place I have traveled is South Africa, which I had the opportunity to travel to as a study abroad experience in college; I hope to return one day! In addition, I love spending the weekends at my lake cabin in Northern Minnesota with my puppy, Josie. 

Advice
Your time at UWRF will quickly come and go. Take advantage of any opportunity you are interested in, as you never know where it might lead you. There are numerous ways you can get involved in the UWRF community, so don’t be afraid to say “yes” and try something new. Lastly, work hard and know that this is your time to become whoever you want to be!

Advising Hours: Monday 8 AM- 2:30 PM, Wednesday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM and Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. 
 

Top 5 Strengths: Discipline- Consistency- Futuristic- Focus- Relator

 

FAQs

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.

Welcome!

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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