When you become a Parkside student, you are assigned an advisor in the Advising and Career Center who will help you pick classes and explore different majors. They can also help you find minors, certificates, internships, jobs, and so much more. These advisors are experts in the whole college experience.
When you declare your major, you will be assigned a faculty advisor to help you pick classes that dig deeper into your major and explore opportunities that will take you beyond the classroom. These advisors are experts in your field.
You'll definitely want to meet with your advisor at least twice a semester to talk about how things are going and to plan ahead. All of this will help you progress towards graduation and beyond.