Students in the SU Advantage Program should pre-register for one of the following SBS100 (career START) sections online:

Sawyer Business students


College of Arts and Sciences students


Your SBS100 Instructor for the fall semester will also be your SBS200 instructor for the spring semester. S/he will be your assigned academic coach, your first year at Suffolk.


Per your admission letter, if you are in the SU Advantage Program, you will attend a workshop at Orientation where you will meet our academic coaches and learn more about the program. Remember, your SBS100/200 instructor will be your academic coach your first year.

Course Sequence

SBS100: CareerSTART

SBS 100 engages students in a series of activities, discussions, and programs on campus to explore their interests and strengths and learn how courses and co-curricular experiences together help them achieve their goals. Students also develop innovation, team, and presentation skills, get involved on campus, and learn about campus resources and services that aid in a successful college experience. This is the first in a four-year sequence of career courses.


SBS 200 builds upon a student’s introductory career management skills particularly in the areas of communication, professionalism, and information seeking. Students actively explore their career interests by completing self-assessments, conducting an information interview, and actively using Career Center and library resources to acquire information related to their major or interest areas.

Academic Coaching & Advising

Fall and spring semesters

Academic coaching is a partnership between you as a student and a professional staff member. You will meet your academic coach every second week for 30 minute appointments. Regular coaching sessions will provide you with the skills, guidance and support necessary to achieve academic success. During coaching sessions, you and your coach will assess your current study skills and habits, set goals, and work to support you in becoming a more effective learner. 

Academic Coaching Brochure [pdf]