Advising

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences Academic and Student Affairs Office is composed of student-centered professionals who strive to help, listen to, challenge and empower undergraduate students in ComArtSci to experience a diverse education and positive experience at Michigan State University.

Make an Appointment

ComArtSci advisors post appointments one week at a time. Appointments are posted by 3 p.m. every Monday for the following week using our Student Success Dashboard appointment system.

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  • Offered Wednesdays from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Sign up in room 189 during the above allotted hours.
  • Offered during Fall and Spring semesters only.
  • Designed to facilitate quick questions.
  • Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis by the major or minor they want to discuss.

Consult with the Career Center if you need help with resumes or cover letters, understanding what you can do with your major or getting started with your internship or full-time job search.

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Summer Hours

Please schedule an appointment with a career advisor via Handshake or email during the summer months.

During the fall and spring semesters, visit our office during drop-in hours for assistance with career exploration, resumes, cover letters and other professional documents, finding an internship and utilizing career resource tools.


Schedule an Appointment with a Career Consultant

  • Visit Handshake.
  • Log in using your MSU Net ID and password.
  • Select "Appointment" on the right navigation bar.
  • Follow directions to search for and schedule an appointment

Major Change

Advertising Creative or Advertising Management

  • 39 or less total completed credits - see Freshman & Sophomore Major Change tab

  • 40 or more total completed credits - see Junior & Senior Major Change tab

Students with 55 or less total completed credits

Exception: Advertising students with 39 or less total completed credits only.

Freshman & Sophomore Major change

Students with 56 or more total completed credits

You are required to meet with a ComArtSci Academic Advisor before changing your major.

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Get in Touch with Your Academic Advisor

Lauren Gaines McKenzie - Lead Advisor

gainesla@msu.edu | (517) 355-7499

Alicia Birdsong

aliciab@msu.edu | (517) 432-7715

Marissa King

kingma17@msu.edu | (517) 355-7540

Samuel Cho - Lead Advisor

samcho@msu.edu | (517) 355-7512

Jennifer New

jnew@msu.edu | (517) 355-8988

Julie Hagopian - Lead Advisor

hagopia9@msu.edu | (517) 432-2634

Julie Hagopian

hagopia9@msu.edu | (517) 432-2634

Marissa King

kingma17@msu.edu | (517) 355-7540

Additional Areas of Interest

Karin Hanson

hanson39@msu.edu

Randi Martinez

mart1705@msu.edu

Jennifer New

jnew@msu.edu | (517) 355-8988

Kari Schueller Lopez - Director

schuell8@msu.edu

Joyce Crandell - Office Manager & Director's Secretary

jfc@msu.edu

Nicole Bond - Office Secretary

bondnic@msu.edu

Contact the Main Office

(517) 355-1794

 

Minors

Alicia Birdsong

aliciab@msu.edu                    (517) 432-7715

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Cho

samcho@msu.edu             (517) 355-7512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Hagopian

hagopia9@msu.edu                             (517) 432-2634

 

 

Lauren McKenzie

gainesla@msu.edu              (517) 355-7512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Location

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS

Communication Arts and Sciences Building

Michigan State University
404 Wilson Road, Room 189
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 355-1794