The School of Engineering is pleased to welcome a new Director of Advising, A. Brian Schwarz, who joined the School in August following the retirement of Dr. David Jordan, emeritus professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, who served as Director of Advising for seven years.
With oversight from Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education Marty Wood, Brian will advise students in planning their academic programs and career goals; in the pursuit of scholarships, awards and internships; and in identifying industry co-ops, internships and job placement opportunities. He will also help students navigate academic difficulties. In addition, he will audit student records to determine eligibility to graduate; assist with recruiting, registration, orientation and other initiatives; meet with parents to discuss academic policies and their child’s performance, as needed; and maintain a host of informative statistics, including enrollment, admissions, dismissals, registrations, degree program changes and similar matters.
Brian earned a B.A. in psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, and an M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. He brings seven years’ experience in student advising and counseling at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, which he joined in 1999 as the Assistant Director for Field Experience with the Campus Career Network. He joined the College of Engineering one year later as Director of Recruitment and Transfer Affairs, and just last year Brian became Director of the college’s newly-created Career and Student Development Center. For a more complete biography, please see www.engr.uconn.edu/advising.