Advisors assist students with academic planning (course selection) short term as well as long term plans most often related to a student's career and/or transfer goal. Additionally, advisors assist students in learning about the numerous student services on campus such as academic tutoring, co-op experiences, career planning, transfer advising and job placement.
Help students select courses necessary to complete their program. The student should have a clear idea of what you recommend for the next semester (in writing). Be the person that the student identifies with as a contact for assistance at the college. You are the person they should seek out for information, and referrals.