GDB students have access to many on-campus sources of advice. Within the GDB major, these include Academic Advisor Francesca De Las Alas, Peer Advisors (and GDB students) Indira D'Souza, HV Vu, & Hannah Harris, and Master Advisor Prof. Johan Leveau. In addition, each student is matched up with a GDB Faculty Advisor.
These GDB advisors have different roles. The Academic Advisor and Peer Advisor are typically the first point of contact for any advising questions by students. A Faculty and Master Advisor can give students further information about career opportunities and appropriate coursework and/or internships that may help better prepare them for that career.
Students also have access to advising at the college level: CAES advisors (both staff and peer) can address questions about college and university requirements (these are different from and in addition to the requirements of the major), how to change a major, and they can do a degree check (an assessment of where a student stands with requirements). CAES advisors also deal with personal difficulties that affect a student's academics or a student's concerns about achieving Good Academic Standing (GPA of at least 2.0 each quarter).