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Academic Advising

Each undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering is assigned a faculty advisor for sophomore through senior years.  The student and advisor are to document a mid-term advising/review meeting between the Add and Drop dates of each term. 

Print form Mid-term Meeting Documentation Form


Student responsibility:
    - Make appointment for individual meeting (not too close to Drop Date!)
    - Download the documentation form in preparation
Advisor responsibility:
    - Follow up with any student who has not made an appointment
    - After the meeting, return completed form to the Student Office

Associate Advising

Associate Advisors provide general information to incoming Chemical Engineering students about MIT and Departmental requirements, student organizations, careers, and graduate study, as well as simply helping them become a part of the Chemical Engineering Community. Associate Advisors serve as an extension of the Chemical Engineering Faculty Advising program. To become an Associate Advisor a student should be a Chemical Engineering junior or senior and attend a training session in academic counseling before beginning work as an associate advisor. Associate Advisors do not have access to student records, transcripts or student files. They may not process or sign student registration sheets, forms or petitions.

>> Application period for 2016 - 2017 Associate Advising position is now closed.

List of Associate Advisors - 2016 - 2017

Skills and Knowledge Required

What the candidate should bring to this position

  • Cumulative GPA of 4.0

  • Junior or senior standing by Fall 2016

  • Good presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to respond to a wide variety of concerns with a neutral viewpoint

  • Ability to work and relate well with faculty and staff

  • Be able to attend a morning training program on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • Be willing and able to commit to the position for both Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

  • Willing to attend leadership/communication/counseling training meetings once a term

Benefits of Being an Associate Advisor

  • Get to know other Chemical Engineering students, faculty and staff. Make new friends!!

  • Learn about course requirements, graduate school and careers in the field of Chemical Engineering

  • Gain experience in paraprofessional counseling with individuals and small groups

  • Develop your leadership, counseling and communication skills

  • Lunch with the Department Head

Job Description

  • Counsel incoming Chemical Engineering sophomores on matters of course selection, scheduling, and succeeding in Chemical Engineering.

  • Communicate student concerns to faculty advisors and Undergraduate Officer.

  • Maintain awareness of

    • Current course offerings

    • Department and Institute Requirements

    • University Resources and Support Service

  • Participate in New Student Orientation on Registration Day

  • Plan group activities with your advising group once a term

  • Participate in Department Recruitment events (Choice of Major Fair, Academic Expo, Campus Preview Weekend and Departmental Open houses)

  • Participate in training seminars during the Fall and Spring term