Rick earned his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Oregon. Before coming to Eastern, he was an employment and career coach for several non-profit organizations.
Rick has been advising undergraduate students at Eastern for over ten years. He especially enjoys assisting students transitioning to Eastern and helping them match their interest, strengths and goals to academic majors and careers.
Rick Davidson splits his time between GUAA and the college. He is a great first step in the advising process. As you zero in on your major you will want to get connected with one of the many faculty who can advise you. There are several important considerations for you to keep in mind.
First, avoid self advising. We are here to help you. While you should be active in choosing your major, and in charge of your own destiny, your classes and your career, do remember that we want to work with you.
Second, by paying attention to sequences of courses and understanding your curriculum, you can often achieve several goals at the same time. Some classes will count in more than one category. For example, international communication is an upper division GECR, and it counts in both the communication minor and the leadership certificate...and it is a great class too!!
Finally, don't wait until after you have declared your major to meet with a departmental advisor. Meeting with this individual early helps you to think about the sequence for your major.
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