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Career Services and Advising Center



The Career Services and Advising Center seeks to be a "one stop shop" for all your academic challenges. Find answers to your academic questions or get help navigating academic policies and procedures.

Our office can help you set goals, stay organized, review your four year plan of study, as well as refer you to other campus support services in order to ensure your continued success.

Remember, you're not in this alone and we're here to help.

Common Services

Hours of Operation and Contact

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main Number: (978) 665-3151

Walk-In Hours - No Appointment Required
Monday, Wednesday & Fridays (when classes are in session)
1:00 - 2:00 PM with Lindsay Carpenter Connors - HAMM - RM#318
2:00 - 3:00 PM with Susan Beddes - HAMM - RM#322

Tuesday & Thursdays (when classes are in session)
10:00 - 11:00 AM with Susan Beddes - HAMM - RM#322
11:00 - 12:00 PM with Lindsay Carpenter Connors - HAMM - RM#318

Students Experiencing Academic Difficulty

The Dean of Student and Academic Life refers students who have not achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to the Academic Advising Center for probation counseling.

The center conducts a careful evaluation of the factors that have contributed to the students not making satisfactory academic progress. They also provide students with a support plan and refer them to the Academic Success Center.

With the assistance of the Academic Advising Center, many students overcome their difficulties and achieve academic success.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Certain majors specify which courses must be taken to satisfy the candidate's Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Program (MS Word)

Academic Advising Guidelines for Liberal Arts and Sciences Program (MS Word)

Career Services & Advising Center Staff

Melisa Alves
Director
Hammond 318A
(978) 665-3150
malves8@fitchburgstate.edu

Diane Maynard
Administrative Assistant
Hammond 318
(978) 665-3151
dmaynard@fitchburgstate.edu

Lindsay Carpenter Connors
Academic & Career Advisor
Hammond 318B
(978) 665-4925
lcarpen7@fitchburgstate.edu

Susan Beddes
Academic & Career Advisor
Hammond 322
(978) 665-3321
sbeddes@fitchburgstate.edu