Resources for advising in the H-E-B School of Business

Students in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration benefit from personalized advising throughout their time at the University of the Incarnate Word. This is achieved with help from advising specialists and faculty advisors.


How academic advisors help students succeed

From assisting with registration to helping students graduate in four years, advisors in the H-E-B School of Business contribute to student success in many ways. Explore the list below to see all the ways our advisors support business students.

Academic advisors help business students with the following degree-related tasks:

  • Understanding the pathway to graduation: 4-year degree plan
  • Recognizing the significance of community service and how to identify community service opportunities
  • How to create and understand a degree evaluation
  • Learning about study abroad opportunities and their significance for business students
  • How to access and utilize resources on campus (tutoring, career services, campus life, financial aid)
  • Understanding the language of higher education (credit hours, prerequisites, etc.)
  • Utilizing the keys to success in college (importance of attendance, classroom etiquette, visiting faculty during office hours, effective communication, etc.)
  • Understanding the UIW mission and its impact on student success
  • Identifying the appropriate courses for registration and how to register

Advising Specialists

The H-E-B School of Business has two full-time Advising Specialists. These advisors are assigned to incoming first-time students during their first five semesters on campus. Transfer business students are assigned an Advising Specialist for their first semester only.

The role of our professional advisors is to assist students with course selections and degree plan guidance. They also help with audit reviews and discuss student responsibilities and community service requirements. Professional advisors are a connection to other resources on campus, guiding students on the path to graduation.

Haley Ayres

Haley Ayres, Senior Academic Advisor

  • (210) 930-8014
  • Office: GB 105 | Gorman Business and Education Center

Advising Concentrations

Ms. Ayres serves as the advisor for Business Administration students pursuing a concentration in International Business, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Sports Management.

Heather Miller, Academic Advisor

Advising Concentrations

Ms. Miller serves as the advisor for Business Administration students pursuing a concentration in Accounting, Economics, Finance and General Business.


Faculty Advisors

After the designated time with our advising specialists, students will transition to a faculty advisor in their chosen field of study. This transition takes places after a student has completed his or her first five semesters. The transition for transfer students takes places after completing one semester at UIW.

The role of a faculty advisor is largely the same as that of an advising specialist, but a faculty advisor also serves as a mentor to students. Students receive advice from faculty that is specific to their chosen field. The faculty-student partnership is vital to a student's success in the classroom and in the marketplace upon graduation.


Advising Resources

Students at the H-E-B School of Business have many resources to assist them in their journey to graduation. Expand the options below to find these useful resources, including forms needed for registration, as well as tutorials for Blackboard, BannerWeb and Degree Works.