Academic Advising

Your Faculty Advisor

When you enter the applied economics and management major, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help you make decisions about your course schedules. Your advisor can also provide advice and write letters of recommendation as you look for summer internships or apply for full-time employment or graduate school.

Course enrollment takes place in the middle of each semester. You should meet with your advisor at least once each semester as part of this enrollment process to get their advice about your academic plans.

Getting Ready for a Visit with Your Advisor

  • Communicate effectively. Make sure that when you email or leave a voice mail, you provide all of the information necessary for your advisor to understand your need for a meeting.
  • Plan ahead! If you leave your scheduling and other advising needs to the last minute, you increase the chances that things can go wrong.
  • Be prepared to think about the big picture, as well as how to deal with your immediate needs. You should consider mapping out your courses for your remaining semesters at Cornell. Just because you do this as a freshman doesn't mean your plans won't change at some time in the future.
  • Always have a copy of your schedule or list of courses with you when you meet with your advisor to discuss course preregistration.
  • Make a list of questions and concerns that you want to raise with your advisor before you meet so you don't forget anything important.

Changing Your Advisor or Major

To change your faculty advisor, see the Office of Student Service in B34 Warren Hall. They will be help you identify a new advisor who may be a better match for you. If you would like to change majors, you should contact the undergraduate advising coordinator in the new department or college.

Office of Student Services Information

B34 Warren Hall
Phone: 607.254.1281

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Walk-in hours are posted in Warren B34.

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Student Spotlight

Evan Gao

Evan Gao '16


Queens, New York



What makes Dyson special?

Dyson is so special to me because it's a true brotherhood that is composed of not only the students, but also the faculty and the administration. We are such a diverse group, with unique business interests and backgrounds, and we are able to learn so much from each other. Most importantly, we always look out for each other. I've made so many long-lasting connections that I can honestly say that many of them will be my lifelong friends.