Great Advisors Talk about Great Advising

Berkeley is a place where greatness is nurtured and celebrated – including great advising. Read collective reflections on what great advisors do, know, value and produce and how you too can continue to develop your own special brand of awesomeness.

Got 5 Minutes for Professional Development?

Introducing Take 5: 5 minutes, 5 insights, (in 5 career development areas) for 52 weeks; because workplace learning should be accessible, continuous, relevant and fun. 


Catch up on the latest news in the Berkeley advising community

Fall 2016 Advancing Practice Sessions

Special Fall Theme: Handling Change, Disruption, Setback and the Unexpected with Grace, Poise and Dignity

Advising Council Releases First Progress Report

Evaluate Your Own Greatness

Learn about yourself and your advising practice.


Meet Berkeley advisors from all corners of the campus.

Upcoming Events

December 2 | 150 University Hall

9:00-9:30  Increasing Positive Emotions
9:30-11:00 Delivering Bad News Using SPIKES
(Core Competency Area: Relational)
Christopher Hunn and Elizabeth Wilcox


Introducing the Advancing Practice Library

What happens to all the awesome information provided at our in-person Advancing Practice workshops? It now transfers to the Advancing Practice Library. Core information from key workshops in each of our five knowledge areas will now be available in a continually refreshed reference library. 



Offering a variety of workshops on specific topics, the program aims to expand core knowledge and skills, stimulate new thinking and approaches to advising, introduce new methods and tools, improve collaboration, and help advisors refine their advising values and philosophy.

Student Questions?

This site is designed primarily as a resource for Berkeley advisors. Students seeking general advising information might want to visit College of Letters & Science Advising, or consult the Berkeley Academic Guide.