Group of First Year Students

Peer Advisors

Charting Paths, Building Futures

What is a Peer Advisor?

Each first-year student is assigned to an upper-class student who is trained to serve as a source of information, point of first contact, and conduit to programs and services. Peer Advisors coach each student in the formation of the personal success plan and act as an advocate for student success. The personal success plan provides a framework for establishing specific, reasonable, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals for the first semester. It is much more probable that success will be realized when students have direction and purpose.

Who are the Peer Advisors?

Peer Advisors (PAs) hail from as close as right here in Springfield, MA to as far as Florida! PAs undergo over 150 hours of training in order to better support first year students. Being a volunteer position, PAs have a strong focus on helping their advisees, and work to make YOUR transition as great as it can be!

How do I apply to be a Peer Advisor?

If you are interested in applying to be a Peer Advisor for the 2024–2025 school year, learn more about the application process or attend an upcoming information session.

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