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Industrial & Systems Engineering Advising

Academic Advising

  1. Advising Resources:
  2. Academic Performance
    • Be prepared to discuss your GPA and performance in the current semester.
    • Additional actions on a student on probation and suspension
  3. Minors
    • Discuss any interest you may have in a minor.
    • The three most popular minors are:
      • Reliability & Maintainability Engineering Minor; No additional courses are required.
      • Engineering Entrepreneurship
      • Business Administration (two business courses can count as IE Technical Electives)

Professional/Career Advising

4. Co-Op and Internship

  • Engineers Day is where to find these opportunities, in early Fall and Spring semesters
  • Students can also find co-op and internship opportunities at job fairs.
  • Students should visit the Engineering Professional Practice Office (110 Perkins Hall)
  • If a student takes one hour of EF 333 for each of the three co-op terms, it is counted as a technical elective.

5. Temporary Leave Policies

  • Inform your advisor if you intend to take a temporary leave from the university. You should complete a simple online form, available at, before leaving campus. A One Stop counselor will contact you to discuss the specifics of your situation.
  • Students whose leave is due to a co-op opportunity arranged through the Office of Engineering Professional Practice or a study abroad opportunity arranged through the Office of Programs Abroad do NOT need to complete this form since the university is already aware of their plans and systems are in place to handle them.

6. Graduation and Career

  • Seniors should run DARS to make sure that they will meet all degree requirements.
  • Ask your advisor about graduate schools and our five year BS/MS program (GPA 3.4 or above).
  • Discuss job hunting with your advisor. Job fairs are in September and February. There are two job fairs: a general one and one focused on logistics. ISE students should attend both.
  • Visit Career Services to have your resume reviewed and to practice interview skills.


Meet your ISE Academic Advisor


Ms.Katie Perry

Katie hails from the great state of California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University and her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel at the University of Tennessee.

Katie will be taking over all academic advising responsibilities within the ISE Department. Please contact her regarding academic course planning, career exploration, internships, co-ops, and research opportunities.

Office: 525F John Tickle Building

Phone: 865-974-7651



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