Advising Services, Career Services, and International Studies
Center Hours and Contact Information
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cecelia Hall 210
377-5501, ext. 7273
my.marymount: Advising Services (CEC 210)
Virginia Wade, Ed.D.; ext. 7228
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Ed.D., Organizational Leadership: Educational Psychology, University of Southern California
Susie Martin, ext. 7339
Academic Advisor and Articulation Officer
Professor, Physical Education/Health Education
MS: Counseling, University of La Verne
Michael Fileta, ext. 7389
Academic Advising Counselor
MS, College Counseling & Student Development (In Progress): Azusa Pacific
John McCrudden, Ext. 7349
Water Front Campus, # 137
MS Counseling, Higher Education
State University of New York at Brockport
Jean Lyu, Ext. 7394
MA, Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
Carolann DeSelms, ext. 7383
Academic and International Studies Counselor
Professor Emeritus: Modern Languages
Ph.D: Foreign Language Education, The Ohio State University
Advising is an intentional teaching and learning process that promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Techniques of developmental advising help students explore the value of a liberal arts education, identify educational objectives that are suited to their interests and abilities, and evaluate the possible short-and long-term consequences of their choices.
The development and implementation of an educational plan that leads to successful graduation or transfer enables the student to make informed decisions based on their research and reasoning.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Advising and Career Services at Marymount College is to provide a high quality, caring, student centered advising experience that promotes the educational, career, and personal development of each student.
Our Vision Statement
The vision of Advising and Career Services at Marymount College is to develop men and women with maturity, intellectual curiosity, and the skills to succeed. We strive to help students learn to take a proactive role in the academic and career advising process, and thereby empowering themselves to become capable of making informed decisions regarding their future.
Advising at Marymount College reflects the college's commitment to student learning, persistence and success by:
- Promoting an ethical, intentional, and respectful partnership between students and advisors.
- Striving to provide vital information, connections, and resources that ensure successful graduation from the two-and four-year degree programs available at our College and/or transfer to other institutions.
- Promoting an intentional teaching-learning process; one that assists the student to learn critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and decision making skills.
- Developing partnerships in which advisors are accessible, knowledgeable and take a personal interest in each student.
As you begin to experience the challenges, opportunities, and great accomplishments that lie ahead of you, know that you have an experienced team on your side. Your academic advisor is your primary source of information, advice and support as you make the academic choices that will determine your future, either on a plan to earn an AA or BA from Marymount College or transfer to another four year institution. We want to help educate you so that you can make informed decisions for yourself about your future – what you want to study, who you want to be, how you want to live. After all, it's your future.
Once you know where to access academic and career information, you will have created a solid base from which to continue your academic advancement. Being an adult, a college student, and an independent person does not negate the need for input when your future awaits. Your advisor, your professors, and the staff of the Advising and Career Center can contribute their expertise and guidance as you need it.
Goals of Advising and Career Services
- Assist student to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and reflective decision making skills.
- Teach student to use these critical thinking skills to evaluate potential short and long-term outcomes of their choices, including selection of an academic major, transfer institution, graduate school, and career path.
- Educate students about Marymount College academic policies, procedures, programs, support services, and student life activities.
- Advise students in the development of a realistic education plan, reflecting courses that fulfill requirements for major and degree attainment, internships opportunities, co-curricular and service learning requirements, and transfer requirements.
- Develop relationships with external educational and professional communities to achiever successful transitions between Marymount College and other institutions and organizations.