What is academic advising?

Advising in RCAH supports the classroom learning by partnering with the students in their planning, exploration, and understanding of their academic requirements and career options. You academic advisor is full-time, professional staff member who will assist with your academic planning from orientation to graduation. 

Students should maintain regular contact with their advisor—at least one or two advising visits per year, plus additional visits whenever academic or personal concerns arise. Students are expected to know degree requirements and to take a lead role in developing a plan of study that supports their academic and career goals.

By working closely with their advisor, students learn how to take full advantage of the vast opportunities available at MSU. Academic advisors can help students incorporate study abroad, study away, dual majors, specializations, and internships into their programs.

SCHEDULE AN ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENT NOW by logging in and selecting "Get Advising in the upper right corner of the Student Success Dashboard.


What is career advising?

Career advising is much more than just careers! In a one-on-one meeting with Ally, you can cover anything from how to talk about your major and what you might do with it, learn about all the resources at MSU that can support your career exploration during your time on campus and beyond, get help with resume writing and interview tips, graduate school applications, job search strategies and everything in between. Career advising appointments will help you explore your interests, prepare for internships and life after RCAH, and get connected with people, organizations, and your interests.

SCHEDULE A CAREER ADVISING APPOINTMENT NOW with your career advisor by logging onto Handshake, clicking "Advising Appointment" under Plan, and then selected "RCAH - Allison Fox" to find appointment time, or email Ally directly to request appointment times if the available times don't fit your schedule.


Niki Rudolph
Director of Student Affairs
C210 Snyder Hall
(517) 355-0210

Shannon Davis
Coordinator of Student Affairs
C210 Snyder Hall
(517) 355-0210

Allison Fox
Career Consultant
113 Student Services 
(517) 884-1304