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Academic Advising and Mentorship

Academic Advising in the History Department

All students are assigned a professional advisor to assist them in developing academic plans. You can make an appointment with your advisor through MyGeorgiaSouthern or visit the College of Arts and Humanities Advisement Center for more information.

Find your advisor:

Statesboro campus:
Megan Bowen, Academic Advisor
Interdisciplinary Academic Building, Room 1048
912-478-7740
mbowen@georgiasouthern.edu 
Armstrong campus:
Jason Brown, Academic Advisor
912-344-2570
jlbrown@georgiasouthern.edu

The Student-Faculty Mentorship Program

All incoming first-year history majors, newly declared majors, and continuing second-year students have the opportunity to participate in the history department’s student-faculty mentoring program. The mentorship program pairs students with a faculty mentor who will welcome them to the history department and serve as a resource upon which students can draw as they navigate the first years of the history major. While not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to participate actively in the mentorship program. Incoming students can expect to receive a welcome email pairing them with a faculty mentor. The mentor and student will then establish contact and develop the mentor-mentee relationship over the course of the academic year.

What can our mentorship program do for you?

  • Connect you with faculty members who will welcome you into the history department and help you navigate your pathway through the major.
  • Help you identify and explore your academic and professional interests.
  • Introduce you to opportunities available for history majors, like internships, research projects, Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society), and ways to develop marketable skills.

How to get the most out of mentorship:

  • Keep communications open with your faculty mentor. Send them an email, schedule an informal meeting to chat about goals or questions, drop into office hours to check in.
  • Think of mentorship as a jumping off point! As you develop your academic interests, reach out to other faculty mentors who share similar research interests. While you can continue the original mentor relationship, you can also have multiple mentors during your time at Georgia Southern.
  • Don’t be intimidated–your professors are here to help you! All of the faculty participating in the mentorship program are eager volunteers.

What’s the difference between your faculty mentor and your academic advisor?

The mentorship program is not intended to replace student advisors, who help students familiarize themselves with university policies, develop academic plans, and fulfill requirements for graduation.

All students are assigned a professional advisor to assist them in developing academic plans. You can make an appointment with your advisor through MyGeorgiaSouthern or visit the College of Arts and Humanities Advisement Center for more information.

Other resources to explore

Explore our website to learn more about ways to get involved with groups and opportunities such as the History Lab, the Armstrong Undergraduate History Journal, Pre-Law Advising, Phi Alpha Theta (Armstrong & Statesboro chapters) and more!

Curious to learn about internship opportunities? Contact Dr. Michael Van Wagenen with questions.

Last updated: 10/6/2021