Here is what you need to know about academic advising in the Reynolds School of Journalism: we are here to help!

Three people handle the technical aspects of helping you enroll in classes, figuring out transfer credits, and understanding which classes to take when in the core curriculum:

  • Paul Mitchell, the school’s Coordinator of Student Retention and Recruitment, is responsible for advising incoming and first-semester freshman 
  • Student Coordinator Sally Echeto advises RSJ majors and minors
  • Academic Chair Donica Mensing, also helps with advising RSJ majors and minors

Advising can also involve conversations about your broader academic goals or your career aspirations. These conversations can involve questions like “which minor should I choose?” or, “what would be a good internship for me?” or, “what is it like to work in a PR office?”

All RSJ faculty are willing and able to serve as mentors and have these conversations with you. You have only to seek them out. You can read the bios of our faculty and get their contact information on our Faculty/Staff pages.

We strongly encourage all students to take the opportunity to be advised. Studies show that seeking out advising is one of the strongest predictors of student success.

Check out our “Advising FAQs” for commonly asked questions. If you don’t see your question, visit the university’s “Academic Central Advising” page.

Still not finding what you are looking for? Then contact one of the RSJ advisors listed above.