Become a Psychology Peer Advisor!

Peer Advisors are Psychology majors who are trained to assist other psychology students.  They provide information regarding class schedules, tutoring, departmental, and university policies, and help students get connected to valuable resources.

Requirements

  • Must be a Psychology major
  • Earned a 3.2 GPA or better (exceptions may be made on an individual basis)
  • Earned 50+ earned credit hours (exceptions may be made on an individual basis)
  • Be able to commit to one year of working as a peer advisor (fall and spring semester)
  • Participate in an intensive training program for credit (PSYC 3807)
  • Must be available 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM on Mondays & Wednesdays for training
  • Ability to commit, on average, 2 – 4 hours per week to student, department, and individual project involvement
  • Have a genuine desire to help students by advising, tutoring, and connecting them with professors, faculty, staff, peers, and other students

Responsibilities

  • Create awareness of the undergraduate policies and procedures in the Department of Psychological Science and the university
  • Provide students with accurate information about various resources at the university and make referrals when appropriate
  • Engage students in the course selection process as they work toward achieving their educational and career goals
  • Uphold a positive and professional manner when interacting with students, faculty, and staff
  • Participate in and facilitate university and departmental projects and programs (Admitted Students' Day, EXPLORE, SOAR, Concovation Day, Psychology Opportunity Showcase, Graduate School Week, Advising Clinics, etc.)
  • Be a representative of the Department of Psychological Science

Expectations

  • Possess effective listening/communication skills
  • Be responsible
  • Be proactive
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks
  • Be understanding
  • Be open-minded

Rewards

  • Learn and practice basic counseling skills
  • Create and deliver professional presentations
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Establish long lasting relationships with staff, faculty, and students
  • Earn course credit (2 hours of PSYC 3807 credit each term)
  • Strengthen graduate school applications and have excellent resources for letters of recommendation
  • Earn course credit (2 credits of PSC 3807 each semester)

To download the application click Peer Advising Application.