Advising is essential to helping students stay motivated and persist in setting and achieving their education and career goals. Effective advising is more than establishing student education and career goals. Advising also involves assessing the supports and barriers students encounter on their pathway and connecting students to organizations that can help address them. It also entails collaborating with instructors to help students develop effective personal, college and career readiness, and workforce preparation skills. 

The SABES Program Support PD Center offers PD, peer sharing and learning, resources, and guidance to support effective AE advising on topics such as: mental health first aid; motivational interviewing; college and career navigation; orientation for new advisors; and integrating technology. 

See the Calendar and Resource Library sections for advising PD and resources.

Advising & Student Support Services: Upcoming Events


Basic Motivational Interviewing Training (Online Facilitated)

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of empathic dialogue for strengthening a person’s motivation and commitment to change that can...


Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting—West (Online Facilitated)

The Western Massachusetts Advisors’ Sharing Group is a quarterly meeting of advisors working in Western MA-area programs. We meet virtually...


Advisor Sharing and Learning Group—Statewide (Online Facilitated)

The Advisors’ Sharing Group is a quarterly meeting of advisors working in programs statewide. We meet virtually each quarter to...

Advising & Student Support Services: Resources, Research and Curriculum


This collection of resources has been developed for advisors so that they can help students with the career awareness and exploration process. We...


Watch the recording of our April 7th 2021 panel on Advising Students with Foreign Degrees and Credentials, Hear from the Experts. This panel brought...


Interested in how to build an intentional advising program? Review two advising program scope and sequence documents to see how two programs map out...

Advising & Student Support Services: Our Team