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.

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 Advisor Drop-In Hours

Our team of professional advisor are available to discuss non-cirriculum issues without an appointment from
11am-1pm, Monday through Thursday. Peer Advisors are also available everyday during offce hours to help
with cirruculum, concentrations, policies, and more!

AMY CARTER
Assistant Dean for Student Success

acarte13@calpoly.edu
756-2940 | 03-455C

  • Student Services Oversight
  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • College-Wide Initiatives Supporting Student Success

KATELYN O’BRIEN
Assistant Director of Student Services

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

Schedule An Appointment
With Katelyn

  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Enrollment Management
  • Peer Advising Program Coordinator
  • Academic Probation, Disqualification, and Readmission Process
  • Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator
  • Orfalea OUTREACH
  • Developmental programming, workshops & initiatives

CHELSEA KIDWELL
Career Readiness
Advisor

clkidwel@calpoly.edu
756-5304 | 03-300

Schedule An Appointment
With A Career Peer Advisor

  • Career Peer Advising Coordinator
  • Career Readiness Advising
  • BUS Council / Clubs
  • Career Mentoring Programs (Young Alumni & EPP)
  • BUS 206 Instructor

JUSTIN GOMEZ
Professional Academic Advisor & Success Coach

ngomez13@calpoly.edu
756-5356 | 03-106
Schedule An Appointment
With Justin

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

YOVANI ALEXANDER
Academic
Advisor

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

Schedule An Appointment
With Yovani

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

KELSEY HAYES
Student Support Graduate Intern

kehayes@calpoly.edu
756-1760 | 03-100

Schedule An Appointment
With Kelsey

  • Student Support Graduate Intern
  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Academic Probation Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring Program Support

Advising Information & Links

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Contact Information

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

To make an appointment, please call the Orfalea College of Business Student Services office at (805) 756-2601 , stop in during our regular office hours, or use the links below.


Chelsea Kidwell Schedule Appointment
Justin Gomez Schedule Appointment
Katelyn O'Brien Schedule Appointment
Kelsey Hayes Schedule Appointment
Lily Clark Schedule Appointment
Peer Advisors *Link coming soon*
Yovani L. Alexander Schedule Appointment

Come by during drop-in hours to meet with a Professional Advisor to support you for non-curriculum related questions or concerns.

Times: Mondays – Thursday,  11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Orfalea Student Services, 03-100