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Advisement Resources Career Center

East Tennessee State University

Campus Resources & Services provided by the ARC


  • Provides service to ALL Arts & Sciences majors seeking college degree information and exceptions. Students may seek the Dean's signature for such issues as:
    • Changing audit to credit
    • Late add and/or drop approval
    • overload extension
    • Catalog extensions
    • Grade appeals
    • Misconduct charges
    • Any other Student document requiring the Dean's signature


  • Provides service to ALL Campus Students seeking general education information and exceptions.
  • Provides Academic Advisement ALL Freshmen and Sophomore (0-59 earned credit hours) students whose major is housed within the following College of Arts and Sciences departments:
    • Appalachian Studies
    • Art and Design
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Communication and Performance
    • Criminal Justice and Criminology
    • Geosciences
    • History
    • Literature and Language
    • Media and Communication
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Music
    • Philosophy and Humanities
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration
    • Psychology (includes juniors)
    • Social Work
    • Sociology and Anthropology 
  • Provides academic coaching for freshmen and sophomores through the Positive Academic Coaching and Empowerment (PACE) program.


  • Provides information, academic counseling, and other support services to students who wish to apply to professional schools in medically-related disciplines.
  • Advises students interested in Allopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, and Veterinary Medicine.  Students interested in these areas need to see an MPA Advisor each semester they are enrolled at ETSU, in addition to their Major Advisor.
  • Supports eleven student organizations including Alpha Epsilon Delta-the National Pre-Health Honor Society, the American Medical Student Association-AMSA, Health Occupations Students of America-HOSA, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students-MAPS, Oral Health Student Association-OHSA, Pre-Optometry Student Association-POSO, Pre-Pharmacy Student Association-PPSA, Physician Assistant Student Organization-PASO, Pre-Osteopathic Medical Association- SOMA, Pre-Veterinary Student Association- AHSSO and the Student Organization Leadership Council-SOLC.   MPA encourages the involvement and development of other student organizations, as students indicate interest.
  • Workshops are provided to enhance student applications for professional schools.
  • Composite Letters of Evaluation (Committee Letters) are available for students applying to professional schools, upon completion of respective program pre-requisite courses.
  • Offers the Pre-Health Living Learning Community, a supportive living-learning environment in a residence hall for students interested in pursuing careers in health related fields.
  • Facilitates programming that allows networking opportunities with professional schools, healthcare, providers, and other helpful connections for students.
  • Offers the Health Professions Explorations course, a freshmen experience course design to introduce students the many areas of healthcare and provide information and training that will help them be competitive candidates in the future.


  • Houses director of University Advisement.
  • Promotes the continuous improvement of undergraduate advisement at ETSU.
  • Provides undergraduate advisor training.
  • Provides Banner Workshops (Self-Service Banner & Internet Native Banner) for campus for accessing student academic data. 
  • Coordinates advisement and check-out process at new student orientation.
  • Serves as designee for Academic Affairs for late student appeals
  • Assists students with advisement concerns and serves as a referral resource. 
  • Coordinates the Need Help Website. 


  • Career Discovery Area

    • The Starting place for students in the process of choosing an academic major or who are clarifying their career plans. 
    • Provides personalized help by focusing in an in-depth manner on future goals, interests, abilities, values; choices; education and occupational information; and career decision-making.
    • Students discover their fit; Personality and Interest Assessments (including the Myers-Briggs Personality and 16Personalities Type Indicators); Electronic searches and on-line career assessments and resources
    • Provides the Focus2 online assessment from
    • Meets with students to review their Focus2 results, answer career questions, and helps students create an academic plan. 

    Career Services Benefits

    • Offers services to ETSU Students and Alumni seeking full-time career opportunities, internships, and part-time or seasonal employment.
    • Maintains BucLink (an online service for ETSU Students and Alumni to post resumes and the location where Employers post opportunities).
    • Maintains where ETSU Students and Alumni can easily locate sample job search materials and useful information about Career Fairs, On-Campus Interviews, Employer Information Sessions, workshops and additional events.
    • Provides advisement and support for employment search letters and resumes, planning a career search, preparing for an interview, networking and obtaining employment. 
    • Coordinates internships, available in most disciplines.  For opportunities to earn academic credit for carefully planned and supervised work experience, visit the University Career Services Office early and often during your Student years at ETSU.
    • Supports and works with constituents that include Students, Alumni, Academic Departments, Individual Faculty, Campus Organizations, Community Groups and Employers.


  • Academic Advisement for all students identified as "Undeclared Majors" and Students who are taking Learning Support courses.  NOTE: Students who are ONLY taking Learning Support Math courses should see their Major Advisor.
  • Information regarding Learning Support requirements and Accuplacer testing
  • Individual and Group Career Counseling
  • Information and Referral to appropriate Campus Resources
  • Offer special programs to stimulate exploration of various study areas
  • Identification of Students' Academic strengths and interests



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