Engineering Student Services advising

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Upon admission, every Berkeley Engineering student is assigned an academic adviser based on their major. Your Engineering Student Services (ESS) adviser works with you throughout your entire undergraduate career and is your key to a successful experience at Berkeley.

ESS advisers are available to help with everything related to your undergraduate education. They answer questions about degree and graduation requirements as well as academic policies and procedures. They assist with course selection and help address challenges you may be facing in your studies. They can suggest enrichment opportunities or make referrals to campus resources. They’re here to offer guidance and support.

Students admitted as undeclared work with a special adviser until they declare a major; at that point, their ESS adviser will be based on their new major.

Meet our advisers

Kathy BarrettKathy Barrett
Mechanical Engineering last name P-Z; Materials Science & Engineering; Joint Majors

Chaniqua ButscherChaniqua Butscher
Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering last name A-O; Nuclear Engineering

Olivia ChanOlivia Chan
EECS New & last name Lio-Z; EECS Returning & Continuing last name P-Z; Engineering Math & Stat; Environmental Engineering

Bryan JonesBryan Jones
EECS New & last name A-Lin; EECS - Returning & Continuing last name A-J; Engineering Physics

Jane ParisJane Paris
Civil Engineering; Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Joey WongJoey Wong
Bioengineering, EECS - Returning & Continuing Last name K-O; Engineering Undeclared

Who is my ESS adviser?

ESS adviser assignments are based on major. Undeclared students see adviser Kathy Barrett until declaration of their majors.

Bioengineering: see Joey Wong,

Civil Engineering: see Jane Paris,

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences:
A-J: see Bryan Jones,
K-O: see Monica Bernal,
P-Z: see Olivia Chan,

Energy Engineering: see Chaniqua Butscher,

Engineering Math & Science: see Olivia Chan,

Engineering Physics: see Bryan Jones,

Environmental Engineering Science: see Olivia Chan,

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research: see Jane Paris,

Materials Science & Engineering: see Monica Bernal,

Mechanical Engineering
A-O: see Chaniqua Butscher,
P-Z: see Kathy Barrett,

Nuclear Engineering: see Chaniqua Butscher,

Joint majors: see Kathy Barrett,

Double majors: Student's Choice

Undeclared engineering: see Joey Wong,

Limited (Education Abroad visitors): see Chaniqua Butscher,

How do I meet with my adviser?

Advising is available by appointment only, except on Wednesdays, which are reserved for drop-in advising.  

Use our online appointment system or call (510) 642-7594 during business hours. Scheduled appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9–11:45 a.m. and 1–3:45 p.m.

Please be on time for your appointment. If you are more than five minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.

Can I just drop by?

We offer drop-in advising every Wednesday from 9–11:30 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m. Come to Engineering Student Services in 230 Bechtel Engineering Center and sign in at the front desk. Drop-in advising is on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting times may vary dramatically, depending on demand. Whenever possible, it’s best to make an appointment.

Can I email or call my adviser?

You may contact your adviser via email or phone. For matters requiring in-depth discussion, it’s best to meet with your adviser in person. If you are unable to come to ESS for a meeting, you can schedule a phone appointment.

Where can I find my adviser?

Engineering Student Services

230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Phone: (510) 642-7594
Fax: (510) 643-8653

Office hours: 
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.