Meet with an Advisor

Academic advisement is a collaborative educational process; students and their advisor are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. Academic advisement is not an event, but a process, with the student taking the lead and responsibility for their academic career; while the advisor provides the student with the tools, direction and appropriate referrals to assist students in meeting those goals.

Virtual Front Desk

General questions and concerns for the Rutgers Business School – Newark Undergraduate Office can be handled through our virtual front desk and do not require an appointment. The RBS-Newark virtual front desk is available on the following days and times:

  • Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

RBS-Newark Virtual Front Desk


All RBS-Newark Undergraduate students are assigned an RBS Academic Advisor. Students are expected to meet with their assigned advisor at least once per academic year to ensure that they are completing all academic requirements and making satisfactory progress towards completion of degree.   

RBS students now have the ability to make and manage their academic advisement appointments with the Navigate App or through the Navigate Portal.

Schedule Appointment

Students will be required to make an appointment with their assigned RBS Academic Advisor for:

  • Semester and/or long-term planning
  • Academic Probation
  • Graduation pre-certification
  • Re-enrollment
  • School-to-School transfer or New Brunswick transfer
  • Any other situation/concern not appropriate for Academic Resource hours

Drop by our front office to do the following:

  • Declaration/Change of Major
  • Declaration of Concentration
  • Declaration of Double Major
  • Requesting forms
  • Submitting documentation (official transcript, Independent Study Forms, Internship Forms, Scholastic Standing Appeals Forms, Appeal of Transfer Credit Form, etc.)
  • Picking up documentation
  • Referral to another academic department or administrative office

Assigned Academic Advisors

Last Name Starts With
Advisor                                           Advisor’s Email
A Dean Amy Castillo
B Ms. Vanessa Galindo
C Adv. Armanda Cerqueira
D-E Ms. Shirnel Jean Baptiste
F Mrs. Patricia Guillaume
G Ms. Shannon Brantley
H Mr. Stephan Kolodiy
I Ms. Vanessa Galindo
J-K Adv. Armanda Cerqueira
L Ms. Vanessa Galindo
M Ms. Shirnel Jean Baptiste
N Mr. Stephan Kolodiy
O Ms. Shannon Brantley
P Mr. Stephan Kolodiy
Q Adv. Armanda Cerqueira
R Ms. Shannon Brantley
S-T Mrs. Patricia Guillaume
U Ms. Shannon Brantley
V-W Dean Ben Lohmann
X Ms. Shannon Brantley
Y Dean Ben Lohmann
Z Ms. Vanessa Galindo