There are several offices within the Cockrell School that provide engineering students with academic advising services. Students seek guidance throughout the year from Engineering Student Services, Departmental Advisors and Faculty Advisors.
Engineering Student Services
Engineering Student Services (ESS) represents the Office of the Dean in student matters. ESS advisors strive to build a strong foundation for academic and professional success for all engineering students, through personalized and responsive guidance throughout the four-year college experience. It is to an engineering student's advantage, as well as his or her responsibility, to be aware of and access academic advising services for the topics listed below.
Policies, procedures and topics covered by ESS Advisors
Departmental and Faculty Advising
Each department in the Cockrell School of Engineering has an undergraduate coordinator and/or staff advisor as well as an undergraduate faculty advisor, who are available to advise students throughout the year. New students should visit the undergraduate office in the department of their major, meet the staff associated with the office and get acquainted with the procedures.
Policies, procedures and topics covered by Departmental Advisors
Faculty members are valuable advising resources as well, and new students should schedule appointments to meet with them during the faculty member’s office hours. Appointments with undergraduate faculty advisors can be made through the departmental advising offices.
Policies, procedures and topics covered by Faculty Advisors
Engineering Student Services
Contact Engineering Student Services (ESS) for answers about policies, procedures, support services and programs.
Location: Engineering Student Services (ESS) Building
Street Address: 2407 Speedway
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meet the ESS Advisors
What's your favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings? On Saturday mornings, I love watching cartoons in my PJ's and drinking coffee.
What movie can you quote word for word? The Princess Bride!
What's your favorite dessert? All desserts are my favorite, but I'll never say no to a chocolate chip cookie.
What word describes you best? Fun, I hope.
What Olympic sport would you like to try? Bobsledding.
If you could trade lives with somebody famous, who would it be? Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
What's the best costume you have ever worn? Donatello (from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
What was your first paying job? I worked the graveyard shift at Kerbey Lane Cafe as a hostess and then as a waitress for a number of years. It was a very enlightening experience!
What do you think is the most difficult sport? Anything that involves hand eye coordination.
What was your first car? 1974 VW Beetle.
What was the last vacation you went on? New Orleans!
What is your favorite restaurant in Austin? La Traviata - so far the best Italian restaurant I’ve come across here!
What musical instrument do you play/wish you could play? I wish I could play the violin, but at this point I’d be happy to learn how to play just about anything!
What is your favorite snack? Cheez-It’s. All day, every day.
What movie can you quote word for word? Father of the Bride (best movie ever!)
When was the last time you did volunteer work? Setting up rooms and making blankets for homeless families that we hosted at my synagogue.
What is something that you’ve always wanted to try? Being in Cirque du Soleil, playing the cello and piano.
If your life had a sound track, what song would you pick for it? I would pick "Float On" by Modest Mouse, because the whole song is about staying positive and moving through all the obstacles life presents.
What "grown-up" job did you want as a child? When I was really young, I remember wanting to be a teacher. I would make all my dolls and stuffed animals go to class and give them homework.
What is the farthest north you have traveled? The farthest north I have traveled is Minnesota. FYI, I-35 North will eventually get you to the Mall of America!
What is your favorite Austin food truck? Hey Cupcake.
What was the first professional sporting event you went to? A Seattle Seahawks football game in the old King Dome.
What is your favorite book? "When Three Came Home," by Agnes Newton Keith. It's about a young family separated and interned in a prison camp on Borneo during WWII.
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