Peer advisors are the faces of Academic and Career Development, University College, and IUPUI. They help students transition to the university, master basic academic processes, act as a referral source, and offer a complementary point of view to advisors' perspectives. Continue reading to get to know a few of our peer advisors.
Get to know our peer advisors
Junior, Medical Humanities
Hobbies and interests: Reading and movies.
Favorite part of being a peer advisor: “Feeling like I am helping the students; college can get so confusing and difficult, and I feel our office gives support to each individual where we can.”
How this job connects to long-term goals: “I want to become a grief counselor, and the human interaction and expectations of the office truly give me an experience that I can use in my future career.”
Junior, Social Work
Hobbies and interests: Hiking, Marvel comics and movies, board games, and Disney.
Favorite part of being a peer advisor: “Helping students solve problems, being challenged on the daily, and meeting people from all over the world.”
How this job connects to long-term goals: “It prepares me immensely for my future job as a social worker; I work on skills such as problem-solving, communication, technology strategies, teamwork, and so much more.”
Lead peer advisor
Senior, Supply Chain Management and International Studies
Hobbies and interests: Hiking, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends.
Favorite part of being a peer advisor: “I like being able to help students out with difficult situations because I get a sense of fulfillment for going the extra mile.”
How this job connects to long-term goals: “It teaches me how to best communicate in a work environment and how to multitask to ensure that everything gets done.”