An experienced academic advisor can help you navigate the requirements of your degree program, explore your interests, and provide a direction to your studies that will prepare you to begin your career.

Guidance and Mentoring

Many mid-sized universities entrust academic advising to staff within an advising center—but not Bradley. Bradley University and its Foster College of Business are committed to fostering connections between faculty and students. Academic advising by a professor knowledgeable about your area of study offers the opportunity for valuable mentoring and guidance that is, for many students, a formative part of their college experience.

As a freshman at Bradley, you are paired with a member of the Foster College faculty with expertise in your area of study. You receive the personal attention of face-to-face meetings with your faculty advisor, a scholar with experience and knowledge to share. Based on your strengths, challenges, interests, and aspirations, your Foster College faculty advisor can suggest new directions of study to explore or direct your studies to prepare for your future career.

Career Preparation and Planning

Counselors at the Smith Career Center can help you identify internship possibilities, develop a career plan, and land your first job through job fairs, resume preparation assistance, and interview tips. Foster College students have a record of success: over 70 percent of our students have internship experience documented on their transcripts, many of them with Fortune 500 companies. And, for the past five years 94 percent of Foster College of Business graduates have obtained employment or continued on to graduate school in their prospective fields.