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Craig School of Business

Business Advising and Student Experience (BASE)


The academic advisors at the Craig School of Business Advising Center help business students identify and schedule appropriate courses necessary to satisfy university, business school, and option graduation requirements. The office also helps students with various administrative issues including declaring a business option, articulation of courses taken at other universities, clearing prerequisites to allow enrollment in restricted courses, and guiding students regarding academic probation (including readmission). 


B.A.S.E. Virtual Front Desk

Need immediate assistance? You have the option to call our front desk at 559.278.4943 or click on the following link to speak to our front desk virtually! 

Please follow the links for our daily (Monday-Friday) virtual front desk from 8:15-11:45am https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/89946995586 and 1:15-4:45pm https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/84027139626 

Having trouble logging into ZOOM? Click here.

Please be sure to get regular advising.  This will ensure that you are correctly interpreting both the Flowchart and your catalog year.

Remember that there are specific milestones in your progress toward degree that require mandatory advising.  These are very busy times for the Craig School of Business Advising Center, so be proactive and schedule an appointment well in advance.

To view the full list of flowcharts click here! 

Community College Articulation Sheet
Intended for students who are looking to take their Pre-Business or Fashion Merchandising courses outside of Fresno State at a local California Community College. If you are unable to find the California Community College you are planning on attending, please use www.assist.org to find the equivalent course. 

Course Mapping Sheet
This form can be used with MyDegreePlan and the Academic Flowchart to plan out the remaining terms at Fresno State. 

All campus forms can be found online through the Registrar's office website. The only exception is the Option Contract, which can be found on the CSB Advising Center website. Check out Admissions, Records and Evaluations for more forms.  Click here to access the forms.

Option Contract
The option contract form is used to declare your option once students have completed their Pre-Business courses. 
Note: All students must complete all Pre-Business courses and have a 2.25 Campus and Cumulative GPA to submit the option contract. 

Course Substitution Form
Please contact your assigned advisor to discuss courses taken off campus to the Craig School of Business departments for review. 

Advising Services

Catherine Kuchar
Pronouns: She/Her
Lead Academic Advisor 
ckuchar@csufresno.edu

Experience: Catherine has worked for the Craig School of Business since 2012. Over the years she has developed and overseen various academic workshops, mentored interns, as well as assisted developing programs across campus. In 2017 she redesigned our Introduction to the Craig School of Business course (CSB 50), which gives students the opportunity to explore their major and career options within our school. The revamped CSB 50 allows our students to make an informed choice about their careers, thereby streamlining a path to success. Catherine is passionate about helping students find their place in the world, and how education can support their ideas of success. Catherine is also a Safe Zone Ally. 

Education: Catherine graduated from Fresno State with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science degree in Counseling. 

Personal:Catherine loves to travel with her husband Nick. She's also an avid animal lover and has spent time fostering, rehabilitating, and caring for many different types of animals. When she's not traveling the world and saving animals she enjoys reading and playing piano. 

Spirit animal: Raven

Robin Harper 
Pronouns: He/Him
Academic Advisor
rharper@csufresno.edu

Experience: Robin has worked for the Craig School of Business since spring 2013. Prior to joining the Craig School of Business, he worked in sales with the Fresno Grizzlies and in a CPA firm called Bandy and Associates. Robin is an Undocu Ally. 

Education: Robin obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in 2012. He is currently working on a Master of Business Administration at Fresno State.

Personally: Robin has a number of hobbies and activities. He spends most of his time outside of work playing basketball, wakeboarding, reading, and drawing. He also enjoys playing board games and cards with friends.

Spirit Animal: Otter

 

Lily Oceguera
Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Advisor
loceguera@csufresno.edu

Experience: Lily has been on campus both as a student and professional since 1996.  Her previous advising experience comes from working as a Graduation Coach with the Title V-HSI program, Commitment to Latina/o Academic Success and Excellence (CLASE) at Fresno State. In that position, she helped students with academic advising and also assisted in whatever else was needed during the inception of this program. Lily also worked at the Psychology Advising Office at Fresno State as a Graduate Intern Advisor before landing her current position with the Craig School of Business in 2013.  Lily is an UndocU Ally, VetNet Ally, and Safe Zone Ally.

Education: Lily is a two-time graduate of Fresno State, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration-Human Resource Management option and her Master of Science in Counseling-Counseling and Student Services option.

Personal: Lily was born and raised in southern Monterey County.  She moved here to attend Fresno State and has lived here ever since.  Lily and her husband have a seven year old son.  She enjoys playing video games with her son, catching up on her favorite t.v. shows, and going for walks on campus. 

Spirit Animal: Panda 

Danielle Quiroga
Pronouns: She/Her 
Academic Advisor 
dquiroga@csufresno.edu

Experience: Danielle joined the Business Advising and Student Experiences (B.A.S.E) team in 2017. She previously worked at the University of California, Merced as an Academic Advisor in their largest school with 12 majors and 12 minors she advised. Prior to becoming an Academic Advisor, Danielle worked as a Cal-SOAP liaison partnering California State University, Bakersfield with the surrounding area to assist rural schools in completing the FAFSA and applying to secondary education. She also worked as a Health Educator Intern through California State University, Bakersfield’s Health Center providing outreach support for health issues. Danielle is a UndocU Ally and a VetNet Ally. 

Education: Danielle is a product of the California State University system. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree for Liberal Studies in 2011 from Fresno State. She moved south of the valley to California State University, Bakersfield to obtain her Master of Science degree in Educational Counseling for Student Affairs in 2013 where she was awarded the Dr. Niles Carlson Outstanding Student Award. She is currently working on a second Master in Science degree in Criminology at Fresno State where she is currently the Graduate Student Ambassador for the Criminology department.

Personal: Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, her service companion, Oaklee, and being outdoors. Danielle is active in shooting archery, crafting, all things Harry Potter and baking all the sweet treats.

Spirit Animal: Unicorn

 

Oaklee Ann

Oaklee is a Goldendoodle who came into our office in 2018 and is assisting her owner with anxiety and PTSD. Oaklee loves chasing the squirrels around campus at lunch and watching the birds out the window. Her favorite activities include long naps, belly rubs and giving high fives for all the treats.

Spirit Animal: Victor-E Bulldog  

Ashley Smith 
Pronouns: She/her 
B.A.S.E Administrative Support Assistant
csbadvising@csufresno.edu

Experience: Prior to joining Fresno State, Ashley previously worked in banking for 14 years. She was ready for a change of pace and started with Fresno State in February of 2020 with the Department of Physical Therapy as their Administrative Support Assistant. She then joined The Craig School in April 2021 with the Business Advising and Student Experience (B.A.S.E.) team serving as the departments Administrative Support Assistant. Ashley is excited to be on campus and serving the students, staff, and faculty. 

Education: Ashley obtained her Associates Degree from Fresno City College in 2007.

Personally: Ashley is born and raised in Fresno, CA. Ashley and her husband have two children and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, long walks, HIGH fitness, and traveling. Her favorite place to travel to is Maui. 

Spirit Animal: Phoenix 

Student Professional Development 

Micheala Bojorquez-Ford
Pronouns: She/Her 
Director & Faculty, Department of Finance and Business Law 
micheala@mail.fresnostate.edu

Experience:

Education: 

Personally: 

Spirit Animal: 

Delia Cholakian
Pronouns: She/Her 
Coordinator & Faculty, Department of Finance and Business Law 
deliac@mail.fresnostate.edu

Experience: Delia has worked for public California universities since 2000 with stops at UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State before finding her home at Fresno State. Previously, she worked for University Outreach where she traveled the state recruiting for the bulldogs and developed digital communication plans for potential and incoming students. It was also in this position that she worked directly with the Craig School of Business as the assigned outreach liaison. After raising her two young children, she returned to Fresno State in 2017 as faculty in the Office of Student Professional Development. She teaches CSB 150/Strategies for Success, BA 189T/Work-Integrated Learning, and assists with the Internship Program. 

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Communication from UC Santa Barbara and Master of Arts, Education (Higher Education Leadership) from San Jose State Univeristy. 

Personally: Delia was born and raised in Fresno, CA. She is married to a two-time Craig School of Business graduate and they have two school-aged children. In her spare time, she enjoys creating things with needles (knitting, cross-stitch), spending time in Yosemite or at the coast, and yoga. 

Spirit Animal: Cat


The Craig School of Business Advising Center, in collaboration with the Craig School of Business and University Community, seeks to educate, empower, and support students through holistic academic advising. By providing planning and support, we help foster self-directed learners to become contributing members in the community and beyond.  

  • Be proactive about maintaining a relationship with your advisors
  • Commit to appointment and understand the importance of punctuality
  • Cancel an appointment at least 30 minutes before the appointment
  • Arrive early for appointments and bring a photo ID for check-inStudents will not be seen without a photo ID
  • Review degree requirements prior to coming into advising
  • Create and update My Degree Plan each semester prior to coming into advising
  • Make sound choices that are relevant to your degree requirements
  • Come prepared with questions and take notes regarding the advising appointment
  • Follow through with academic or career referrals
  • For pre-business students, be aware of how and when to declare your option
  • Bring all relevant documents for completion and any questions pertaining to the documents

Online Resources

Canvas is Fresno States learning management system which allows students to access their courses to submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and course materials, access to course calendars, To Do items, notifications, and Conversations messages.

DISCOVERe infuses mobile technology into the classroom experience, providing students with engaging material through the use of laptops, tablets or smartphones. By integrating technology throughout the academic experience, students can master digital literacy skills that are becoming increasingly critical for jobs in today's workplace.

The DISCOVERe Hub is a place where anyone can receive assistance or training with their mobile devices or apps. The DISCOVERe Hub is currently deploying iPad tablets and hotspot devices to students who need them during the transition to online learning. For more information, you can email discovere@mail.fresnostate.edu.
Location: Henry Madden Library - 1st floor, near the main entrance.

FRESHMAN GE ePORTFOLIO REQUIREMENT

TRANSFER GE ePORTFOLIO REQUIREMENT

If you started attending Fresno State as a freshman or transfer student in Fall 2018 or more recently you are required to submit to the GE Program Portfolio for specific General Education areas.

You will automatically be enrolled in a GE Program Portfolio Canvas course to complete this requirement where you'll upload artifacts that were previously assigned in specific GE courses (assignments such as papers, recorded speeches, PowerPoints, quizzes, presentations, analytical essays, etc.).

GE Program Portfolio Requirement

Freshmen will submit an assignment from every GE course they take at Fresno State and write three reflections of at least three hundred words.

Transfer students will ONLY submit assignments from the three upper-division GE course that they take (IB, IC, ID) and write one reflection of at least three hundred words.

Students will not submit assignments to GE Areas for which they have AP, IB, Exam, or Transfer Credit and will just ignore these areas in the GE Program Portfolio.

Zoom, Fresno State's new video and web conferencing tool, is now available to all students, faculty, and staff. It can be used from any computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, and it works on PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Any Fresno State user can initiate a video or audio meeting, allowing Zoom to be used for any online meeting, whether between two or many people. Anyone in the world can join a Zoom meeting, but only a host can start/schedule meetings.

Fresno State Faculty, Students, and Staff: Use your Fresno State ID and password to sign in to your host account. No account request required!

Loaning tech devices for your study. Reservation for pick up is needed.

Technology Services provides tech support for students: zoom, Fresno State email, Office 365 installing, etc.

Tudor Resources

The Learning Resource Center is the central hub at the University for Tutoring, SupportNet, Supplimental Instruction and Academic Success Workshops. 

The Writing Center offers virtual one-on-one appointment and small writing groups

 Campus Resources

The Kennel Bookstore offers Fresno State students a range of options for acquiring textbooks and course materials they need to learn and succeed in class.

New and Used Books
Rental Books
Digital Books including CSU Rent Digital, CourseSmart/Vitalsource and CengageBrain
Alternate Formats and Customization
Price Match guarantee for course materials

Click here to view the veteran resources center! 

Career Development Center offers Zoom meetings and phone appointments.

Student Health and Wellness

The Student Cupboard is a free food and hygiene pantry for current Fresno State students. The Student Cupboard is located in Industrial Technology, room 144. You will need to show your Fresno State ID card.

Click here for available for telephone appointments!

The Good Samaritan Grant was created to assist Fresno State students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at Fresno State.

The Student Rec offers eSports and virtual Workouts.

2021 Orientation Handbooks 

B.S. in Business Administration 
2021 Freshman Handbook 
2021 Transfer Handbook

B.A. in Economics 
2021 Freshman Handbook
2021 Transfer Handbook


B.A. in Fashion Merchandising
2021 Freshman Handbook 
2021 Transfer Handbook 

Archived Orientation Handbooks 

B.S. in Business Administration
2020 Freshman 
2020 Transfer

B.A. in Economics 
2020 Freshman
2020 Transfer 

B.A. in Fashion Merchandising
2020 Freshman
2020 Transfer

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