Advising


Advising Information & Links

Spring Quarter 2019

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
& Tuesday, Thursday – open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 756 – 2601
Building: 03-100
Email: cobadvis@calpoly.edu

Mission Statement

Orfalea Student Services empowers future global business leaders to forge their unique path to success. We cultivate a dynamic and inclusive environment that supports student needs through advising, mentoring, and connection to industry. We deliver comprehensive programming that encourages exploration, leadership, and exposure beyond the classroom, resulting in career ready graduates who add value to industry and the community.


Programs & Services

  • Academic Advising (Peer and Professional) – Guidance on personal, academic and career success; successful planning of coursework towards graduation
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring (Peer, Young Alumni, & Executive Partners)
  • Career and Internship Advising/Programming
  • College Ambassadors Program
  • Multicultural Business Program
  • BUS 100 Student Orientation and College Success
  • BUS 206 & 302 Career Readiness & Professionalism I & II
  • Orfalea OutREACH Faculty & Staff referral
  • Multicultural Business Program
  • Orfalea International Business Tours / Intl. Student Support
  • Career and Internship Support
  • Ambassadors Program

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in Hours can be used for the following:

  • Non-curriculum related questions or concerns
  • Questions about  academic policies
  • Assistance accessing campus resources
  • Course/term withdrawal
  • Peer Tutoring information
  • Issues with course registration
  • Other general questions

Spring Quarter 2019 Hours

Monday-Thursday  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location

Orfalea Student Services 03-100

Orfalea’s Peer Advising

Orfalea utilizes a peer advising model to accommodate the increasing demand for advising appointments. Peer Advisors have received extensive training to be able to answer your questions, provide you with expertise curriculum advising, and direct you to the appropriate resources and services.

Peer Advisors can assist with the following:

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor, please call our office at
(805) 756 – 2601 or stop by 03-100.

Orfalea’s Professional Advising Staff

Professional Advisors are highly trained staff that are available to help you with more in-depth or sensitive questions and concerns that come up throughout the quarter. They can also help with coaching to help you with academic and career-related goal setting.

Professional Academic Advisors can assist with the following:

  • Sensitive Student Concern
  • Academic Probation and Disqualification
  • General academic or personal counseling
  • Support services and resources
  • Career and Internship Support
To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, please call our office at
(805) 756 – 2601 or stop by 03-100.

KATELYN O’BRIEN
Lead Academic Advisor

kobrie13@calpoly.edu
756-5295 | 03-100

  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Oversight of Peer Advising staff and daily operations of Student Services
  • Assist with coordination of college events
  • Oversight of Orfalea OutREACH referrals
  • Enrollment management
  • Manage academic probation, disqualification, and readmission process
  • Instruct BUS 100 & BUS 206
  • Oversight of Peer Mentoring Program
  • Transfer Students
  • Change of Major

YOVANI ALEXANDER
Academic Advisor

OUT ON LEAVE
until Summer 2019

ylalexan@calpoly.edu
756-1753 | 03-100

  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Academic Probation
  • Transfer Students
  • Change of Major
  • 2nd Year Student Support
  • Concentration Declaration
  • Career Support

JUSTIN GOMEZ
Academic Advisor & Success Coach

ngomez13@calpoly.edu
756-5356 | 03-100

  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Multicultural Business Program Coordinator
  • Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator
  • Undocumented Students
  • Hispanic Business Students Association Co-advisor
  • Metacognitive Learning Workshops & Success Coaching

CHELSEA KIDWELL
Academic Advisor

clkidwel@calpoly.edu
756-5304 | 03-100

  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Transfer Students
  • Academic Probation
  • BUS Council
  • Study Abroad