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

Academic advising is available by appointment only, with Express Advising offered each Wednesday during fall and spring semesters using our Student Success Dashboard appointment system.

ComArtSci advisors post appointments one week at a time. Appointments are posted every Wednesday by 8:30 a.m. for the following week using our Student Success Dashboard appointment system.

Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an academic advising appointment with ComArtSci takes a few steps. Follow along on the next page to make your appointment.

Schedule My Appointment

Cancel an Appointment

Need to cancel your academic advising appointment with ComArtSci? No problem. Follow the steps on the next page to cancel your appointment.

Cancel My Appointment

Express Advising is offered on Wednesdays from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters only. Sign up is in room 189 during the allotted hours.

Express Advising is designed to facilitate quick questions, not lengthy conversations. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis and are chosen based on 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.

Connect with Us and Learn More 

Summer Hours

We are available to meet by appointment only during the summer. To schedule an appointment, please send us an email or search for an available appointment in Handshake

Drop in hours resume in the fall. Check back for our updated schedule in August!


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


Get Answers in Your Email

Karin Hanson, Director
Employer Relations and Professional Transitions
hanson39@msu.edu

Get in Touch with Your Academic Advisor

By Major

Advertising + Public Relations

Lauren Gaines McKenzie, Lead Advisor
gainesla@msu.ed 
(517) 355-7499

Alicia Birdsong
aliciab@msu.edu 
(517) 432-7715

Liz Jorgensen
jorgen53@msu.edu
(517) 432-1134

Daune Rensing
dkoester@msu.edu
(517) 355-7512

Communication

Daune Rensing, Lead Advisor
dkoester@msu.edu
(517) 355-7512

Shannon Davis
davissk@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Jennifer New
jnew@msu.edu 
(517) 355-8988

Media and Information

LaDonna Croffe, Lead Advisor
croffela@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Julie Hagopian
hagopia9@msu.edu 
(517) 432-2634

Journalism

Julie Hagopian, Lead Advisor
hagopia9@msu.edu
(517) 432-2634

 

 


By Minor

Advertising Analytics Minor

Lauren Gaines McKenzie
gainesla@msu.ed 
(517) 355-7499 

Animation and Comics Storytelling Minor

Julie Hagopian, Lead Advisor
hagopia9@msu.edu
(517) 432-2634

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Minor

Alicia Birdsong
aliciab@msu.edu 
(517) 432-7715

Jennifer New
jnew@msu.edu 
(517) 355-8988

Documentary Production Minor

LaDonna Croffe
croffela@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

Alicia Birdsong
aliciab@msu.edu 
(517) 432-7715

Fiction Filmmaking Minor

LaDonna Croffe
croffela@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Game Design and Development Minor

LaDonna Croffe
croffela@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Information and Communication Technology for Development Minor (ICT4D)

LaDonna Croffe
croffela@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Information Technology Minor

LaDonna Croffe
croffela@msu.edu
(517) 355-7540

Public Relations Minor

Lauren Gaines McKenzie
gainesla@msu.ed 
(517) 355-7499

Sales Leadership Minor

Daune Rensing, Lead Advisor
dkoester@msu.edu
(517) 355-7512


Additional Areas of Interest

Career Services

Karin Hanson
hanson39@msu.edu

Liz Jorgesen
jorgen53@msu.edu

Randi Martinez
mart1705@msu.edu

Study Abroad

Jennifer New
jnew@msu.edu 
(517) 355-8988

Director of Academic and Student Affairs

Kari Schueller Lopez
schuell8@msu.edu
(517) 355-1794

Office Assistant and Director's Secretary

Joyce Crandell
jfc@msu.edu
(517) 355-1794

Leslie Fernandez-Lopez
ferna232@msu.edu
(517) 355-1794

 

Our Location

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