Academic advisers offer helpful tips
By Ashlee Buhler
Success is a priority at LCC. From career planning to discussing transfer options or helping students decide what classes to take each semester — academic advisers play a big role in students’ success behind the scenes.
LCC currently has approximately 20 advisers available on campus to assist students in achieving their academic goals.
Judy Leventhal, who has been advising students at LCC since 2006, encourages students to meet with an academic adviser every semester to make sure they stay on track.
“Don’t depend on advice from others students,” Leventhal said. “Your adviser can help you make a plan that fits your goals, and takes into consideration the other life obligations that you have.”
Sam Bultman, who has been an adviser at LCC since 2016, shared words of wisdom for students beginning the college journey.
“My advice for college students is to seek a meaningful contribution to life and the world around you,” Bultman said. “Consider where your skills, talents and interests might be used. Develop a plan of what you want to achieve with your life and career, and pursue those goals with persistence.”
To prepare for their future, Bultman encourages students to meet with a career adviser and take advantage of any professional experiences that come their way.
“I’d strongly encourage students to do internships, informational interviews and job shadowing,” he said. “Consider the professional experience you observe or take part in as imperative to your education, and for your preparation entering the work force.”
Bultman’s last piece of advice is a reminder for students to be kind to others.
“As people observe and experience so much hatred, bigotry and racism in our own country, kindness and empathy are more important than ever,” he said. “Change starts with each individual.
“Consider being charitable with your time, your money and your skills in whatever role life places you to work toward justice and equality for everyone in our community, state and country.”
For more information on academic advising, or to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.lcc.edu/advising/advising_at_lcc/index.aspx/