Meet the Advisors
From the moment you arrive on campus, you can rely on the Office of Business Student Success. Our team of professional, skilled advisors prepares E. J. Ourso College students to succeed academically and, ultimately, to launch rewarding careers. We offer academic advising and counseling and career and professional development coaching. Students are encouraged to meet early and often with their assigned OBSS undergraduate academic advisor.
Find Your Undergraduate Academic Advisor
- Students with last names A–L: Kevin Simmons
- Students with last names M–Z: Mary Kay Tessier
- All LSU Online students: Catherine Newcomb
Advising sessions are available by appointment only. To schedule an in-person, Zoom, or conference call appointment with your academic counselor, please use the Navigate Scheduling App. Learn more about Navigate.
Find Your Major-Specific & Internship Advisor
In addition to the OBSS academic advisors, each department has a dedicated faculty advisor for students pursuing any major, minor, or concentration within that department. Their guidance supplements OBSS services. Faculty advisors help in situations involving credits from another university or a study abroad trip, course substitutions, or the waiver of prerequisites. They can also speak about course requirements and help when you have difficulty with coursework.
The OBSS Academic Services team members are experts in each business degree’s curriculum options and requirements. Working together, we will design an academic plan that meets your needs.
Professional Development Assistance
The OBSS Professional Development team is eager to help with topics like career exploration, résumés, cover letters, interview prep, and internship or job searches. We are not able to assist with academic advising needs. Read about the OBSS Academic Advising team to learn about their services and appointments.
To make an appointment for career and professional development advising, use the Handshake website or download the app, available for Apple and Android devices.