Student Advising

As a professional school, KGI is dedicated to providing services to students to help them prepare for careers in the life sciences industry, government and nonprofit organizations, and in medicine and other healthcare professions. Both curricular and co-curricular activities are designed to prepare the graduate with the skills to network, market themselves, apply, interview, and secure rewarding positions after their studies at KGI. The following individuals provide these services, and students are encouraged to avail themselves of these resources.

Student Affairs

  • Academic Support Services: Student accessibility services, peer mentoring, peer tutoring, occupational therapy, student health insurance, and the Academic Resource Center.
  • Student and Campus Life: Provides support for aspects of student life, student wellness, student government, and clubs.
  • Career Services: Advice and support for co-curricular career preparations, including resume- writing, interview skills, networking, internship program, and job opportunities.

Academic Affairs

  • Academic standing, academic performance, curricular and academic support, and program requirements. Advice regarding degree requirements, electives, majors, transcript requests, academic petitions, and registration.
  • Additional support specific to every program in the Riggs School can be provided by the respective faculty members, Program Director, Associate Dean, and/or Dean.

Additional Support

  • Advice regarding Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Counselor and/or Director of Financial Aid
  • Advice regarding International Student Visa
  • Admissions and International Student Advisor

Faculty Advising

Riggs School students are assigned faculty advisors, and can also reach their program director or any faculty member for advice on topics of interest, and should utilize the online faculty directory to identify areas of expertise of faculty for advice in subject areas of interest. Students are encouraged to attend faculty office hours and set up appointments through email requests to meet with faculty. Faculty can provide advice regarding the choice of electives, focus areas, and the relationship of KGI curriculum to careers.

Furthermore, faculty will write letters of recommendation for students as requested. Students should provide ample advance notice for these requests.