What We Do

Peer LINK Advisors are sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students who are highly trained in the area of academic advising. Peer LINK advisors supplement the advising services provided by faculty and professional advisors on campus by offering a student’s perspective, a comfortable point of contact, and drop-in advising hours (no appointment needed). 

What Peer Advisors Do

Share

Peer LINK Advisors share their experiences with other students

  • choosing a major
  • completing a minor(s)
  • studying or working abroad
  • living on campus
  • campus engagement

Connect

Peer LINK Advisors connect students with campus resources

  • Departmental or program information and websites
  • Academic support opportunities
  • Academic Policies and Procedures

Peer LINK Advisors connect with students

  • Listen actively
  • Serve as a comfortable and continuous point of contact

Refer

Peer LINK Advisors refer students to departments, offices, and individuals

  • Academic advisor
  • Faculty advisor
  • Career Center
  • Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
  • International Student and Scholar Services

Peer LINK Advisors strategize ways to make referrals most effective

  • Sharing their experience with a specific resource
  • Brainstorming a list of questions to ask or topics to cover with referral

Explain

Peer LINK Advisors explain general education requirements

  • Multicultural requirement
  • Group Satisfying Courses
  • BA and BS requirements
  • Pass/No Pass rules

Peer LINK Advisors explain how to use academic tools

  • Accessing and interpreting the Degree Guide
  • Class Scheduling
  • Schedule Builder
  • General Education Requirement Filter

Encourage

Peer LINK Advisors encourage other students to engage with academic and co-curricular opportunities

  • GTF and faculty office hours
  • Tutoring and academic workshops
  • Clubs and student organizations
  • Internships and study abroad