Advising

The ECE Office of Student Affairs at 2120 ECE Building is available to assist you with requests for changes in your program of studies, including changes of sections in courses. Advisers can find resources, and contact different offices to assist with any questions you may have.

Advisers

Undergraduate Advisers

Erhan Kudeki
Chris Schmitz
David Varodayan
Sarah McDougal

Graduate Advisers

Nitin Vaidya

Contact us

ECE Office of Student Affairs
2120 ECE Building
PH: (217) 333-0716
FAX: (217) 333-8582
ece-advisor@illinois.edu

Advising Information

The ECE Office of Student Affairs at 2120 ECE Building is available to assist you with requests for changes in your program of studies, including changes of sections in courses. Advisers can find resources, and contact different offices to assist with any questions you may have.

See Advising tips and information for detailed help.

ECE Student Affairs office hours

Adviser/Staff Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Office 8:30 a.m to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m to noon; 1-5 p.m 8:30 a.m to noon; 1-5 p.m 8:30 a.m to noon; 1-5 p.m 8:30 a.m to noon; 1-5 p.m
Erhan Kudeki 8-10 a.m.;
Appt. only
8-10 a.m.;
Appt. only
8-10 a.m.;
Appt. only
8-10 a.m.;
Appt. only
8-10 a.m.;
Appt. only
David Varodayan 10 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to noon
Sarah McDougal 10 a.m. to noon;
1-4 p.m.
10 a.m. to noon;
1-4 p.m.
10 a.m. to noon;
1-4 p.m.
10 a.m. to noon;
1-4 p.m.
10 a.m. to noon;
1-4 p.m.
Chris Schmitz By appointment 9-11:30 a.m. 1-3:30 p.m. 9-11:30 a.m. By appointment
Laurie Fisher 8 a.m. to noon;
1-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to noon;
1-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to noon;
1-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to noon;
1-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to noon;
1-4:30 p.m.
Jennifer Carlson 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m.
Pascal Youakim 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m.
Terry Peterson 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1-5 p.m.

Faculty Mentoring

All students are assigned an ECE Faculty Mentor upon enrollment. Your faculty mentor can help you find opportunities for part-time work or a professor for a special project of particular interest to you. Your faculty mentor can discuss any aspect of your academic life and goals. Your faculty mentor can also advise on Studying Abroad opportunities, and internships.

If, after you meet with your mentor, you would prefer a different mentor closer to your field of specialization, do not hesitate to request a change. Similarly, do not feel obligated to change mentors just because your area of specialization happens to differ from your mentor's. If you have a good relationship with your current mentor, it may be better not to change. Change of Mentor forms can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs.

It may not be possible to assign a student to a specific faculty member, but the assignment of a mentor in a given area of specialization can be guaranteed. Ask in the Office of Student Affairs.

Finally, consult other faculty members about any questions you may have. Faculty members enjoy informal contact with students, but it is up to you to take the initiative to seek them out.