NSU academic advisers: Are they really that helpful?

All NSU students have had the opportunity to meet with his or her academic adviser. Everyone has had their own experiences and have formed their own opinions about them. I was under the impression that advisers are supposed to help us, but do they? During the registration process, scheduling process, and orientation process, oh yes, friendliness and “valuable” information is always present in an adviser’s greeting. But after that, it’s a different story.