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Undergraduate Advising

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boise State University is committed to providing high quality academic and career advising to students.  We recognize that advising is key to your success and is an integral part of your educational experience.  Many questions may be answered by reading the info below and the Advising FAQ linked on the right.  However, if you find you still have questions or are in need of specific advice, take the steps outlined below and make an appointment to see an ECE program advisor.

1.    Be Prepared

The advising process requires two active participants, both you (the student) and your advisor.  In order for an advising session to be productive, you must take active steps to be prepared.  In return, your advisor can then provide specific action items and advice.  To prepare for an advising session, you should take the following steps:

  • Print your Academic Advisement Report
  • Write out your specific questions and concerns
  • Make an appointment with your advisor

2.    See the Right Person

For help using My.BoiseState, questions about the University, referrals to student resources, or general registration questions, you should take advantage of the new College of Engineering Advising Center.  They have peer and professional advisors ready to help in the Engineering Building, room 101.  You can also call them at (208) 426-2685.

Once you enroll in the ECE 210, you will be assigned to an ECE program advisor.  Your advisor can help you select courses and plan for graduation, prepare for a career in industry, or select a graduate program for continued study in your discipline.

3.    Take Advantage of Campus Resources

There are a wide range of services and other resources available to you.

a. In addition to the COEN Advising Center, the University Academic Advising Office also offers assistance to all students:

 b. Tutoring is also available to you (free of charge in many cases) for a number of subjects:

c. Technology help is also available:

 d. Other helpful resources include:

4.     Consider Your Career

There several helpful resources intended to help you succeed in your career planning.  Of course, working with your faculty advisor at the Junior and Senior level is crucial, but there are other tools that you can start using right away.  For example, the Boise State Career Center offers resume help, career exploration services, counseling, and even job placement.  Other resources, like the Federal Bureau of Labor’s occupational handbooks can be very useful tools to discover specific details about salary, job placement, educational requirements, and other targeted details about the discipline.