"I worked as a Lead Student Success Fellow at Bertolon which helped me grow as a person and a student. This job taught me how to lead a staff, manage my time better, and work on my networking skills."
- Sabrina Capone '21, Marketing
Every student at the Bertolon School of Business is assigned a dedicated administrative and faculty advisor. Students also have access to specialized SSU advising resources from the Center for Academic Excellence University and Academic Advising.
Within the Bertolon School of Business, Academic Advising for first year and transfer students is handled by the Assistant Dean Director of Student Success. The Assistant Dean helps students make the transition to BSB, develop their initial course and program plans, and provides mentoring and guidance to help them succeed academically and socially.
When students declare their area of business concentration, usually at the end of their sophomore year, they are assigned a faculty advisor within their area of concentration. Faculty advisors meet with their assigned students each semester before students register for the following semester. Advisors review a student’s progress, recommend which courses to take, and provide ongoing career guidance and mentoring support. The goal of academic advising is to ensure students stay on track with their expected graduation timeline and help them prepare to launch their careers.
Peer Mentors are business students who help with the advising process. Peer Mentors are knowledgeable about the academic requirements for the various concentrations and are trained to help students choose classes and develop course plans. Peer Mentors work with the Assistant Dean Student Success to help students create professional resumes and cover letters and identify potential internship opportunities. While not required, students are encouraged to meet and develop a relationship with a Peer Mentor to get a student’s perspective on course sequencing, course modality, and professor’s teaching style. The Peer Mentor office is in the Bertolon School of Business Building, room CC115. Walk-ins are welcomed and virtual meetings can be scheduled through Navigate.
Tutoring is free and available to BSB students for courses in accounting, finance, business analytics and management science. Tutors are juniors and seniors who have earned excellent grades in these courses and who have been trained to help students understand course concepts and meet course requirements. Tutors are available to help, not to complete assignments for students.
The Bertolon School of Business Student Awards celebrate student talents and achievements in the classroom and their communities. These awards are selected by the faculty and are given out each April.
The Dean's Award
Students who exhibit outstanding scholarship and have made impressive contributions to service are acknowledged with The Dean's Award.
Bertolon School of Business Departmental Book Award
The Bertolon School of Business celebrates the variety of talents that have been evidenced in the classroom and community. Recipients for the BSB Departmental Book Award are chosen by the Chair in consultation with the faculty from each department. Students who receive this award are graduating seniors with outstanding academic achievements and service contributions.
Jack Welch Scholarship
Made possible by a donation of $1 million from Jack and Suzy Welch the Jack Welch Scholarship is a four-year scholarship that covers tuition, fees, and books. New recipients are selected annually. To qualify, you must be: a resident of Salem, Massachusetts and admitted and enrolled as a full-time student in Salem State University's Bertolon School of Business. Recipients can commute or live on campus; however, this scholarship does not cover room and board. Learn more about the Jack Welch Scholarship.