SSE Student Support

The SSE Student Success team is dedicated to furthering the Stevens mission of student-centricity by fostering academic and leadership development, career readiness, and personal growth in all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in SSE programs. 

Our goal is to ensure that students have all the resources they need to succeed during their time at Stevens and beyond, through a personalized academic advising model and a robust series of events and programs that will expose students to cutting edge research, industry partners, and alumni networks.

The SSE Student Success Team

Jessica Rosa, Director of Student Success
Email: [email protected] (preferred)
Phone: (201) 216 – 8287
Office: 541B Babbio

Stephanie De Paola, Ph.D.,  Assistant Director of Advising and Retention
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (201) 216-3307
Office: 533 Babbio

Randolph Rivo, Outreach and Community Engagement Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (201) 216-8590
Office: 533 Babbio

Advising Model

All SSE students have two advisors to guide them through their academic journey: an academic advisor and a faculty advisor. Students can find the names of their assigned advisors listed in their support network in Workday. The difference between the two advisors’ roles is described in detail below.

Academic Advisors

Academic advisors should be a student’s first stop for assistance. Academic advisors are SSE Student Success team members who provide students with guidance on their major curriculum, course registration, academic progress, planning for summer studies, and changing a major. They are well-versed in Institute policies and procedures, and can connect students with resources across campus as needed. Students should meet with their academic advisor at least once each semester to ensure they are making satisfactory progress toward degree completion.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors are a student’s resource for more in-depth, subject area-specific questions and planning for long-term goals. Faculty advisors are the best resource to recommend concentrations or electives that best align with a student’s interests and goals. Students should also connect with their faculty advisor to discuss research and internship opportunities, or to get advice on their postgraduate career plans. Students can find the name of their assigned faculty advisor listed in their support network in Workday.