All Berkeley Engineering students are assigned a faculty adviser, an Engineering Student Services (ESS) adviser and a departmental adviser. Faculty advisers are mentors and help students select the appropriate courses to complete their major. Students are expected to meet with their assigned faculty adviser at least twice a year to discuss course selection and prepare for class enrollment. ESS advisers help students navigate university and College of Engineering policies and procedures, and they are a lifeline for other questions and concerns that students may have during their academic career at Berkeley. Departmental advisers guide students toward opportunities within their field of study. They provide referrals to student groups related to the student’s major and handle all aspects of faculty advising and research opportunities. Peer advisers are also available to answer general questions regarding policy and course requirements during the academic year.