Advisors

Advising Information

How often should I meet with my advisor?
We suggest that you meet with your advisor regularly, at least once a semester, to receive assistance with major selection, schedule planning, utilizing MSU resources, career planning and much more!  Anytime you may have an academic question you should contact your advisor, while some questions can be handled by email, many issues benefit from a face-to-face conversation. 

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?
Before visiting your advisor, you should:

  • Reflect on how you are doing in your classes.
  • Review the degree requirements for the majors that interest you.
  • Think about any questions you might have about your major, the College of Engineering, or the University.
  • During annual enrollment (in the spring) think about classes you might be interest in taking during the summer and next year.  Click here (.doc) and print the schedule planning worksheet to help you plan your future academic schedule.

Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major and class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). If you're a member of the Honors College, you will have a specific advisor for that program in addition to your College of Engineering advisor.

How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

Engineering Freshmen:

During the academic year, walk-in advising is available on the following days (no appointment needed):

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1pm-4pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Appointments can be scheduled for any time online: www.msu.campus.eab.com

                           

First Year Advisors (all three can be contacted at W8A Wilson Hall, or 517-355-6616, ext. 2)

Jeffrey Tsang (Mechanical Engineering freshman/sophomores), tsangjef@egr.msu.edu

Candyce Hill (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Engineering Sciences), hillcand@egr.msu.edu

Lindsay Naylor (Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biosystems Engineering), naylorli@msu.edu

 

Sophomore/Junior/Senior Advisors:

Applied Engineering Sciences

Joyce Samuel, samueljo@egr.msu.edu, 3508 EB, 517-432-1352

Schedule online at  www.msu.campus.eab.com


Biosystems Engineering

Hannah Brodhead, brodhead@egr.msu.edu, 103 Farrall Hall, 517-884-8796

Schedule online at  www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Chemical Engineering

Jason Pennington, pennin86@egr.msu.edu, 3512 EB, 517-432-4916

Schedule online at  www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Civil Engineering

Kellie Klinck, klinckke@egr.msu.edu, 3436 EB, 517-355-3274

Schedule online at www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Computer Engineering

Sean Fochtman, fochtma3@egr.msu.edu, 2212 EB, 517-355-5242

Schedule online at  www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Computer Science

Sophomore - Hannah Brodhead, brodhead@egr.msu.edu, 103 Farrall Hall, 517-884-8796

Junior/Senior - Titun R. Maiti, titun@egr.msu.edu, 3201 EB, 517-353-5455

Schedule online at www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Electrical Engineering

Sean Fochtman, fochtma3@egr.msu.edu, 2212 EB, 517-355-5242

Schedule online at www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Environmental Engineering

Kellie Klinck, klinckke@egr.msu.edu, 3579 EB, 517-355-3274

Schedule online at  www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Materials Science & Engineering

Jason Pennington, pennin86@egr.msu.edu, 3512 EB, 517-432-4916

Schedule online at www.msu.campus.eab.com

 

Mechanical Engineering

Sophomore – Jeffrey Tsang, tsangjef@egr.msu.edu, W8 Wilson Hall, 517-355-6616 ext. 2.  Schedule online at  www.msu.campus.eab.com

Junior/Senior – Gaile Griffore, griffore@egr.msu.edu, 2560 EB, 517-355-3338, Call for an appointment.

 

AOP Information

Our academic advisors look forward to meeting each one of you at AOP!  There, you will be able to meet with us individually to address your immediate concerns and resolve many issues on the spot.  In addition to helping formulate your first year of classes, our professional staff will also give an overview of the College of Engineering -- including the many services and opportunities you will find as a Spartan Engineering student.

For most of you, AOP will be the first of many ongoing meetings with your academic advisor.  You will begin the process of working together with us to set goals for your academic, professional and personal life.  It is our belief that the College of Engineering and Michigan State University will change your life for the better if you set strong goals and strive to achieve them.  You are in charge of this process, and we are here to encourage you in whatever way we can.

Cover of handbook with Engineering logo and words Michigan State University - College of Engineering Student HandbookThe Handbook for Engineering Students for Fall 2016 (.pdf) is a reference guide to familiarize freshman and transfer students with the College of Engineering at Michigan State University.

The Academic Orientation Program website will give you more information and help you get ready for orientation.