Senior Academic Advisor
Office: Student Union Annex 1114
Brad Bergeron is the Senior Advisor for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Brad earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Education in Counselor Education, concentrating in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has been an employee of Southeastern since 2004. Brad is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and primarily focuses his efforts in the areas of student and career development in higher education. Brad brings experience from working as a supervisor in retail, and from interning in mental health centers counseling young adults. Brad served for 6 years in the U.S. Army National Guard, spending a year in Afghanistan clearing potential mine fields and fortifying the American base.
Folder for your Academic Advising Portfolio
University Catalog and your personal planner
List of questions or concerns you may have
List of possible classes you want to take (when meeting for course selection)
Academic Advising is your lifeline to the University as it is designed to assist you
in transitioning successfully from high school to college.
During your first two regular semesters here at Southeastern, we will work together to explore career and academic opportunities, identify and attain realistic goals, and develop decision-making skills leading to personal growth and independence.
Develop a relationship with your assigned Academic Advisor through face-to-face meetings
Identify roadblocks and plan strategies to overcome them (time management, poor study skills, stress, balancing work and school)
Navigate the LEONET system and website successfully (registration, holds, transcripts, calendars, GPA calculator)
Identify and utilize campus resources (counseling, disability services, tutoring, supplemental instruction)
Assess confidence in major
Select appropriate courses based on curriculum requirements
Get connected to the University (culture, sports, organizations, KSLU Radio, study groups, peer mentoring)
Listen carefully to questions and concerns
Provide information, resources, and referrals as needed
Help you create a plan to achieve your academic and career goals
Provide guidance through the career exploration process
Approve course selection and remove advising holds
Plan to meet with you during the semester as needed
CHECK WEBMAIL DAILY (Southeastern account); this is the primary means of communication on campus
Meet with your CSE Advisor to(1) complete an academic map, (2) complete an at-risk assessment and follow through on prescribed actions as needed, (3) explore career possibilities as appropriate, and (4)complete course selection and registration for the following semester.
Show up for appointments on time and be prepared (bring Catalog, Advising Portfolio, Questions, List of courses)
Record all university transactions, academic progress, and goals; keep in Portfolio with advising forms, etc.
Explore possible future careers and get to know your professors.
Advising appointments MUST be scheduled for each of your 1st two regular semesters (Fall and Spring)
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed (just know you may not be seen right away)
Cell phones need to be turned off during advising sessions