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 Education and Research Center (EER), 2.848 
Street Address: 2501 Speedway
Phone: 512-471-4321
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m

Meet the ESS Advisors

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Brittney Cox, M.Ed.

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.

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Kristen Kessel, M.Ed.

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.

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Yma Revuelta, Ed.D.

What was your first car? 1974 VW Beetle.

What was the last vacation you went on? Europe!

What is your favorite movie? Jim Henson's Labyrinth.

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Mary De Sopo, M.Ed.

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.

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Rebecca Silverblatt, M.A.

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.

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Cindy Zimmerman, M.Ed.

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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Sarah Talley, M.A.

What is your favorite restaurant in Austin? Hmm Torchy’s, Trudy’s, Maudie’s, Madam Mams (Who has just one??)

What is your favorite movie? Dances with Wolves (I LOVE Kevin Costner)

Who is your literary hero? Dr. Suess (Always makes me feel like a kid!)

What musical instrument do you play/wish you could play? I wish I was in the drumline in high school. There is something about having rhythm with a line of people that seemed so cool.

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