A peer advisor is a fellow Baruch Student trained to provide immediate information/support for students as an academic and campus resource.
Benefits of Being a Peer Academic Advisor:
- Interacting with Baruch Students and faculty members who are from diverse backgrounds.
- Improving your communication /interpersonal skills.
- Becoming more knowledgeable of Baruch’s Academic policies and requirements.
- Developing leadership skills.
- Working in a professional environment.
Who is eligible to see a Peer Advisor?
Peer Advisors are a resource for Baruch students with 45 credits or less. Additionally, these students cannot be transfer or SEEK students.
What a Peer Advisor Can DO!
- We can
- Help you pick your classes for the following semester.
- Give you an overview of the different prerequisites, courses, and choices you have to complete your Core Curriculum.
- Provide information about campus resources.
- Teach you how to use e-Sims and the DegreeWorks audit.
- We can’t
- Register you for course.
- Advise students on transfer credit.
- Edit your Academic record.
- Fix your DegreeWorks audit.
Peer Advisor Responsibilities and Duties
- Provide immediate information/support for students as an academic and campus resource.
- Uphold a positive and professional manner when interacting with students, faculty, and staff.
- Be available for students on a walk-in basis to answer basic curriculum and policy questions.
- Complete degree audit review and complete curriculum sheets.
- Serve as a peer liaison for students in the probation program(s).
- Student support during center events
- Assist the professional advisors at orientation.
- Screening students at the Center’s main desk
Advisee Responsibility– What you are expected to do:
- Willingness to learn- Be an active participant in the advising experience.
- Come prepared to visit the Peer Advisor with a print-out of your DegreeWorks audit.
- Seek information and assistance relevant to the decision making process.
- Respect Peer advisors.
- Take ownership of the learning process.
- Explore, discover, and take advantage of college resources.
- Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have specific concerns.
- Understand boundaries and parameters of advisor/advisee relationships.
- Clarify personal values and goals; provide Peer advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities.