Advisors are available to meet with current or prospective students interested in learning more about the Department of Economics. For the topics listed below, you can meet with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator or a Faculty Advisor.
Why should I meet with an advisor?
- Declare an Economics Major
- Declare an Economics Minor
- Course Planning
- Obtain a Major or Minor Release
- Explore a PhD or Master's in Economics
- Get Advice About Postgraduate Employment
**Students must speak with one of the faculty advisors for these bolded topics
Who Can I meet with?
*Virtual (and Telephone) Advising
Economics advisors are available for advising in a virtual format. During the campus closure, students will receive instructions from their advisor via email in the 24 hour period leading up to their appointment. This email will contain a link to video chat either by Zoom or BlueJeans video conferencing platforms. Included in this email will be a phone number that students may use to call in to this video chat assuming they prefer to call in. Note that most advisors will not call a student’s provided number from their personal phones. An advisor may still choose to do this, or they may share their personal phone number with you, but please do not assume this will be the case for all advisors.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
During Fall/Winter terms, the Undergraduate Office is managed by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
*STARTING MARCH 12, 2020: Olga's office hours will be held remotely as the University of Michigan moves some operations to a virtual system.
If you would like to attend her office hours, please sign up here any Monday or Thursday between 2-3 pm. In the sign-up form, you will be asked to provide your phone number and will receive a call from Olga when it is your turn. The sign-up form will turn off at 3 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, but as long as you signed up any time between 2-3 pm, Olga will call you (even if it is after 3 pm). Olga will call once and if you don't answer the phone, she will leave a voicemail. Please listen to the instructions in the voicemail.
Olga is able to help with any advising issue with the exception of transfer credit evaluations (please make an advising appointment with one of the Fadulty Advisors below for this service). Please note Olga is unable to declare students during her office hours (as it takes about 1/2 an hour to declare), however you can email her directly to make an appointment to declare the major/minor.
Olga is on leave over the Spring/Summer terms. For those questions unanswered on our website, assistance is available over the Spring/Summer term by contacting email@example.com. Emails received will be responded to on a weekly basis.
Economics Faculty Advisors
Please Note: Offices with an "M" before the number are on the Mezzanine level of Lorch Hall. The best way to find them is to take the elevator to level "M."
Also: No student should be enrolled in an economics course that is officially scheduled to meet at the same time as (or that overlaps in time with) any other course on the student’s schedule. The department does not expect its faculty to accommodate such conflicts, and it will not encourage them to do so.
Undergraduate advising is offered by many units on campus. For general advice from orientation through graduation, regardless of your major or minor, contact the Newnan Academic Advising Center. For students seeking postgraduate employment, contact the Career Center. Lastly, the LSA Opportunity Hub is a College of LSA initiative dedicated to pairing the broad and valuable skills of a liberal arts education with real-life experience, strategic advising, and the benefit of connecting with employers and alumni.