Guided Discovery Advising Structure

Academic Guidance:
Every first-year student will be assigned a Guilford Guide who will typically serve as their primary academic advisor for the first two years. [NOTE: Guided Discovery, the Curriculum Coordinator for the CQ, and the Associate Academic Dean are working with faculty to build out the process that takes place when a student transitions to a faculty advisor. Additional details will be added as they become available.]

In Reflection Seminar 2, which is taken in most students’ fourth semester, the instructor will help students connect with the faculty advisor in their major who will take over as their primary academic advisor by the end of their 2nd year. 

The Guilford Guide will remain on the student’s success team as a secondary advisor.

Career Guidance:
Every incoming student will work with their Guilford Guide and the Guided Discovery team for career discernment and preparation from the very beginning of their time at Guilford. Career exploration includes advising sessions, Reflection Seminar classes, Pathway-specific programming, resume clinics, interview workshops, Opportunities fairs, internships, job shadowing, and mentorship opportunities. Guides meet with students in one-on-one meetings and share news about various career discernment programs and events.

Guides in a student’s Pathway and the whole Guided Discovery team guide students through the Quaker Career Plan during their time at Guilford. If a student makes a Pathway change or has majors in more than one Pathway, relevant career guidance and Pathway-specific programming are available to them.