I. Overview

Guided Discovery

Guided Discovery is Guilford’s centralized advising center that offers holistic advising for all students. An integrated academic and career advising program, Guided Discovery is staffed by professional advisors called Guilford Guides. Before students begin their first semester, they are assigned a Guilford Guide to serve as their primary advisor for two years.  The Guilford Guide serves as a resource to support exploration of purpose, planning and building a success team, goal setting, and working towards attainment of academic and career goals.  Even after a student switches to a faculty advisor at the end of their sophomore year, the Guilford Guide remains a part of their success team for all four years. Initial Guide assignments are determined by the student’s choice of Pathway (see section ii). 

Transfer students who come to Guilford with over 24 credits and are not first-time, first-year students can choose to take Initiate and RS1, but are eligible to begin the CQ sequence in RS2. Students who begin in RS2 will be assigned to the transfer specialist Guide, Cara Arena.

Guided Discovery offers services in:

  • Academic Advising
    • Course registration
    • Connections to experiential learning opportunities
    • SAP support for students during appeals
  • Career Development Advising 
    • Coaching for graduate school/job preparation
    • Guidance with job searches, cover letters, and resumes
    • Access to internship opportunities
    • Access to job shadowing opportunities
  • Holistic Support
    • Exploration of strengths, interests, majors, and careers
    • Connections with faculty and staff across campus
    • Connections with alumni and community partners
    • Wellness and self-care