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Peer Advisement

Peer Advisor

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:

  1. Interacting with Baruch Students and faculty members who are from diverse backgrounds.
  2. Improving your communication /interpersonal skills.
  3. Becoming more knowledgeable of Baruch’s Academic policies and requirements.
  4. Developing leadership skills.
  5. 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
    1. Help you pick your classes for the following semester.
    2. Give you an overview of the different prerequisites, courses, and choices you have to complete your Core Curriculum.
    3. Provide information about campus resources.
    4. Teach you how to use e-Sims and the DegreeWorks audit.
  • We can’t
    1. Register you for courses.
    2. Advise students on transfer credits.
    3. Edit your Academic record.
    4. Fix your DegreeWorks Audit.

Peer Advisor Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Provide immediate information/support for students as an academic and campus resource.
  2. Uphold a positive and professional manner when interacting with students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Be available for students on a walk-in basis to answer basic curriculum and policy questions.
  4. Complete degree audit review and complete curriculum sheets.
  5. Serve as a peer liaison for students in the probation program(s).
  6. Student support during center events
  7. Assist the professional advisors at orientation.
  8. Screening students at the Center’s main desk

Advisee Responsibility– What you are expected to do:

  1. Willingness to learn- Be an active participant in the advising experience.
  2. Come prepared to visit the Peer Advisor with a print-out of your DegreeWorks audit.
  3. Seek information and assistance relevant to the decision making process.
  4. Respect Peer advisors.
  5. Take ownership of the learning process.
  6. Explore, discover, and take advantage of college resources.
  7. Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have specific concerns.
  8. Understand boundaries and parameters of advisor/advisee relationships.
  9. Clarify personal values and goals; provide Peer advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities.

Fall 2014 Peer Advisor Office Hours

Peer Advisors Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Gerson 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Not Available Not Available 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Kimberly

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sydney 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM