Academic Advisor Resume Sample

Academic advisors work in schools and colleges and they need to help students recognize and achieve their educational goals. It is their duty to help students recognize their academic strength where students could take scholastic decisions. The job responsibilities of an academic advisor remains assisting students with choosing classes, determining their strength, help them work towards career, discussing career goal with students, aiding in course selection process, displaying interest in student development, identifying student strength and weakness, maintaining an updated report on student progress, connecting students with counselors, explaining about institutional policies, clarify program requirement, and facilitate relationship between student and others on campus. An academic advisor needs to hold a master’s degree with relevant experience counseling students. In a few states, the professional needs to have a license or certification to pursue a career further in this field. Strong communication, interpersonal skill, and computer skill are needed. The advisors must be aware of institutional policies and procedures. They should maintain an updated record concerning student performance. It is the duty of the professional to help students in their entire academic journey from enrollment to graduation.

Academic Advisor Resume

Name: Thomas Willard

Address: 1176 Saint Francis Way, Norristown, PA 19845
Phone: 515 – 302-756
Email: [email protected]
Current Job: Academic Advisor, Boston University, Norristown, PA


An exceptionally dedicated academic advisor with a superb record of student support and satisfaction. Outstanding proficiency in advising students as per college rules and policies and able to function well independently as well as with a team of academic staff members. Seeking an opportunity to put training and experience to work for a growing organization.


  • Remarkable experience in service-oriented environment and university
  • Great knowledge about college academic majors
  • Familiar with various support service at college
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong problem solving and time management skill
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and meet the deadline successfully
  • Can interact with students and coworkers effectively
  • Able to work with admission and registration panel

Work Experience

Academic Advisor, Boston University, Norristown, PA ( 2016 – present )
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Presented academic counseling and planning service to students
  • Explained various goals to students and described various educational options and admission procedures
  • Offered personal support to guide students throughout their academic year
  • Analyzed and evaluated students educational progress by performing progress audit

Academic Advisor, Union College, Lincoln, NE (2014 – 2016 )
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensured students met their educational goal and explained to students about degree-specific programs and procedures
  • Provided course registration assistance to students
  • Advised students on degree-specific programs

Academic Advisor, Excelsior College, Norristown, PA (2012 – 2014 )
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provided advice to students about various degree courses and requirements
  • Maintained student record and monitored the academic progress of students
  • Participated in orientation, advising and registration period


Masters in Counseling – Hawai Pacific University, Honolulu, HI

Bachelor Degree in Counseling – Frank Philips College, Norristown, PA

High School: Upper Merion High School, Norristown, PA


Kelly Strain, Academic Advisor, Excelsior College, Norristown, PA

Personal Information:

  • Civil Status: Married
  • Date of Birth: 17/3/1998
  • Hobbies: Playing football and traveling

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