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Children and Society Advising

One of the biggest benefits of being in the Children and Society BDP is that you have access to individualized advising services. Erin Thomas, the advisor for Children and Society, specializes in helping you

  • Find courses from different disciplines that match your interests.
  • Integrate your BDP work with your degree plan.
  • Find unique research and internship opportunities connected to your interests and career goals.

Coursework Advising

Students in the Children and Society BDP should plan to come in for coursework advising with Erin Thomas once each long semester during registration.

Connecting Experience Advising

Children and Society students must complete at least two connecting experiences as part of the BDP. Erin can help you through the entire process, from brainstorming research and internship possibilities to helping you get course credit for the experience. Remember that it can take time to find the right connecting experience for you, so contact Erin the semester before you want to be in a connecting experience.

Erin Thomas
Erin Thomas, M.A.
232-7564 for an appointment

Erin Thomas serves as the advisor for the Children & Society, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies, Ethics & Leadership, and Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy programs. Before joining the BDP in 2011, Erin worked as a Student Development Specialist in the Department of Student Activities at Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. in Advertising and PR from Grand Valley State University and her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University.