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ENV Student Success Advising Center

Welcome

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The ENV Student Success and Advising Center team is committed to providing a host of advising services to students majoring and minoring in programs in the College of Environmental Design.

The Center is located in Building 7, Room 104A. (See map)

Academic Advising Support due to COVID-19

Campus buildings remain closed and locked due to COVID-19 concerns. Virtual academic and career advising are available to students. Have questions? The Center can be reached via email at env_success@cpp.edu

The Center is also on Instagram! Follow @cpp_envadvising.

Students have access to the expertise of three staff advisors:

Teresa Castaneda
Student Success Coordinator
trcastaneda@cpp.edu

(Book an appointment via CPP Connect)

Elizabeth Guevara-Laxamana, M.Ed.
Retention and Graduation Specialist 
emguevara@cpp.edu

(Book an appointment via CPP Connect)

Alie Ivie, M.S.
Career Specialist
Liaison to the College of Environmental Design
akivie@cpp.edu

(Book an appointment via Handshake)

Advising offered:

  • Change of Major
  • DPR Discrepancies
  • DPR Review
  • General Advising
  • Registration
  • Petition Assistance
  • Graduation Pledge

 

Advising offered:

  • Senior Graduation Check
  • At-Risk
  • Probation
  • Probation with Contract
  • General Advising

 

Advising offered:

  • One-on-one Career Counseling
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • Career Exploration
  • Internship/Job Search Strategies
  • Grad School Prep
  • Career Readiness Workshops

FAQ

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What is Curriculum Year?

Your curriculum year is the academic year that determines your degree requirements. Your curriculum year at Cal Poly Pomona is automatically set by the first term in which you enroll at our university or the term if you processed a curriculum year petition.

What does MyPlanner do?

MyPlanner (Academic Plan) is a tool located directly in BroncoDirect/PeopleSoft that will help you plan out your time and get your degree. It is easy to navigate and has useful features that will assist you as you move toward graduation. Your official long-term Individual Academic Plan can be viewed and approved by your academic advisor

What is my Degree Progress Report (DPR)?

DPR is an overview of your academic status/degree progress based on your curriculum requirements, which is based on your transfer credits, test/ military credits and CPP completed/ enrolled courses.

What does CPP Connect do?

CPP Connect is a Learning Resource Center where you can message professors, view your class schedule and calendar.Also, you can view and make an advising appointment with an ENV advisor.

What is the difference between my academic advisor and general advisor?

Your academic advisor is from your department that can answer specific questions about courses and advice pertaining to your major courses. Your general advisor is the ENV advisors that can help with general advising, graduation check, and many other services. (See attached list below)

Can an ENV general advisor help me with permission numbers?

No, an ENV advisor does not have access to that information. Your academic advisor has more access and advice that can further assist you.

Walkthroughs

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MyPlanner (MyPlanner.pdf)
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Degree Progress Report (DPR) (DPR.pdf)
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CPP Connect (CPP Connect.pdf)

Career Advising

alie ivie portraitAlisande "Alie" Ivie is the first Career Specialist assigned exclusively to the College of Environmental Design. With more than five years of experience providing career counseling in the non-profit and community college setting, Ivie has a strong ability to connect with students while providing a supportive environment for them to identify their career goals. Her role is to assist students with all aspects of the career planning process. In addition, Ivie cultivates and assists in establishing connections with employers to create essential internship and employment opportunities.

Ivie organizes career and professional development workshops throughout the academic year. She is available for virtual/remote advising. Book an appointment with her via Handshake.

Media coverage: "How CPP College of Environmental Design is helping students navigate career opportunities during COVID-19" (Archinect, 04/23/20)

Ask a Career Advisor

Alie Ivie regular writes career advice columns as an extension of upcoming workshops. Below is an archive of recent articles she shares advice on what students can still do to make themselves job- and career-ready in the current economic climate.