Advisor Refresher!

Welcome back, CCI minors! Whether you’re a new minor or back for another year, we wanted to provide a refresh for everyone on all of the advising resources available. Scroll through the list below to find out who to contact for what:

Unit Advising/Program Advising -- For advising on CCI specific curriculum requirements you can contact CCI Director Dr. Patrick Fuery, Dr. Jamie Larkin or Program Manager Shannon Halverson. This includes questions about the CCI Minor program structure according to your catalogue year, and/or questions regarding substitutions within the minor. Please be aware though we can advise you on matters of CCI you will always want to double check your program evaluation with the Academic Advising Center to make sure that ALL of your credits for both your major(s) and your minor(s) are as you expect them to be.

Academic Advising -- The Academic Advising Center Advisors are trained to look over your Program evaluation and make sure you are meeting all of your credential requirements, and to spot any problems. They however, will not always know the nuances of every program, and so sometime a dialogue will need to be opened up between them and the unit if a question arises. As CCI is a minor and not a major at the moment, we do not have a designated advisor, however these advisors that is assigned to Wilkinson College, and has had experience with CCI matters is the following:

Heidi Choi -- Specialist advisor for Creative Writing, English, French, History, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Spanish majors

Dina Bartoloni Mai -- Specialist advisor for Art, Art History, and Graphic Design majors

Career Advising -- Wilkinson College’s Career Advisor, Erin Berthon can help you with the following:

1- Career Exploration and Planning

2- Internship and Job Search Strategies- Having trouble finding an internship or job, Erin can help you with this

3- Resume/Cover letter tailoring

4- Personal website & Social Media review

5- Interview Prep & Practice

Be sure to check out Erin’s Career Corner page on the Wilkinson college website for internship and job information, resources and upcoming events, as well as her Wilkinson Career Microsoft Team.

Erin is available for appointments Monday-Friday between 9am – 5pm, you can make an appointment with her via Handshake or email her at

The CCI Collective will also be updated this fall with new internship, job, grant and fellowship opportunities, stay tuned!

The Career and Professional Development Center -- Though Erin is part of the Career and Professional Development Center, her expertise is more in planning for, finding, and prepping for an internship or job. You would want to utilize the Career and Professional Development Center once you have an internship and Internship advisor confirmed and need to register the internship for credit. Go to the Career and Professional Development Center’s Internship page for the overview and instructions on how to do this. If you have any questions about this part, you can contact the Center M-F 8am-5pm at 714-997-6942 or email them at

We hope having all of these resources at your fingertips makes your lives easier, and your career and academic questions easier to answer. And don’t forget we’re always here for you too! Check back throughout the year for more helpful academic resources and hop over to the Opportunities page for all of our career tips and posts.

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