"How can I help with your career?" SBA Career Planning Office launches chat advising

The WSU School of Business Administration’s Career Planning & Placement Office (CPP) has launched a new online advising tool to better serve students and alumni.

Chat advising will be available to all students and alumni of the School of Business Administration on a limited basis (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) through the current Spring/Summer 2014 semesters. Future schedules will be set depending on how heavily the service is used.

Chat advising is just the latest resource for School of Business Administration students and alumni to interact with the staff at CPP. The office also offers face-to-face advising appointments on WSU’s Main Campus and at the Oakland Center in Farmington Hills. Knowing that many students and alumni work full-time jobs farther from campus, CPP also offers phone appointments and extended walk-in hours until 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday during the fall and winter semesters.

"Wayne State – and the School of Business Administration, in particular – have always been committed to offering high-quality and convenient educational resources to working people," says CPP Director Emily Kravetz. "Chat advising just applies a new technology to that longstanding commitment."

CPP implemented the chat advising tool with technical guidance and support from the school’s Computing Services team. According to Richard Lerman, SBA’s director of Computing Services, the web interface will be familiar to many current and former students as it is the same instant messaging platform that is also used by WSU Libraries and the C&IT Help Desk.

To check out chat advising, click the button on the CPP homepage.