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Academic Advising

The Canfield Business Honors Program has dedicated academic advisors who are fluent in university and Canfield BHP resources. In an appointment with an advisor, you'll discuss more than just academic classes: the Canfield BHP advisors want to know you and your goals, struggles, and strengths. Our advisors take an individualized approach to each student's academic plan. They offer scholastic guidance, and they can answer any questions you may have about UT and Canfield BHP.

For information about registering for Canfield BHP classes and specific rules regarding Canfield BHP classes, visit the Canfield BHP registration page. For general information about registration and registering for BBA and other UT classes, visit the BBA registration page.


Stephanie Cantu is excited to return to the Forty Acres after graduating from the Canfield Business Honors and Plan II Honors Programs. Stephanie obtained a PhD in Social Psychology, and taught marketing and psychology courses at the University of St. Thomas, where she discovered her passion for providing personalized academic support and guidance to students. Her diverse experiences in higher education equip her with the ability to help students navigate their own unique academic and professional paths.


Paul Pritchett holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from The University of Louisiana. Paul worked in Washington D.C. as a consultant for the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. Paul has a passion for helping students and looks forward to sharing his experiences with current and future Canfield BHP students in the general areas of academic tracks. His experience in banking, consulting and sales offer an added value to the student's academic advising experience.


Ryan Croat is from Iron Station, North Carolina. Ryan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the University of North Carolina and graduated from the Business Honors Program with the school. Ryan worked in various higher education roles while obtaining a master's at Ohio University; which includes working in Housing and Residence Life, Well-Being and Recreation, and Athletics. By working in a wide range of areas in higher education, his passion for developing a high-quality student experience and education has grown. His experience in many areas helps develop the full support a student needs for their academic life.


Current Canfield BHP students may schedule an academic advising appointment by calling the Canfield BHP front desk: 512.475.6325

Career Advising

Canfield BHP has a career coach specifically dedicated to its students. Canfield BHP students often have double-majors inside and/or outside of the business school, so the Canfield BHP career coach is well-versed in a variety of academic interests, career paths, and graduate school options that are available. Your career coach also maintains connections to companies with a specific interest in recruiting Canfield BHP students. Your first semester includes a class taught by the career coach that introduces you to the various business majors and techniques and tips that will help you succeed in college and beyond. 


Amanda Ritter is a life-long Texan. She is from the Houston area but considers Central Texas home. After moving to Austin in 2010 to attend UT, she earned a BBA from the McCombs School of Business. Upon graduation, she worked at Dell before realizing she had a calling for service-oriented work which led her to pursue a career in higher education. For the past five years, Amanda has been working with business students one-on-one and in the classroom in the areas of academic and career advising – first at Texas State University and now here at UT-Austin. In May 2023, she will be wrapping up a graduate program in Workforce & Leadership Studies. Outside of work and school, Amanda enjoys live music, watching softball, and exploring new places with her partner Jade and their pup, Hagrid. Amanda is thrilled to be a part of the McCombs ecosystem once again, and she can’t wait to meet you!


Make a career advising appointment. If you cannot find an available time slot please a career coach for an appointment.