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Peer Advisor Program

Fall 2017 Peer Advisors

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Peer Advisors serve as members of the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) staff and assist students as they experience a variety of transitions including acclimation to academic life, major selection and overall academic success at KU. Work responsibilities include assisting in Orientation Sessions, weekly desk hours and advising hours in the UAC during the summer and academic year. PA responsibilities will be scheduled around academic schedules, however during the summer it is highly encourage to take online courses or no more than six credits. PAs work approximately 30 hours per week during the summer and approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year. ​

During the Summer, Peer Advisors

  • Participate in the academic advising component of all summer orientation sessions for freshman, transfer and readmitted students.
  • Assist staff, students, parents and guests with the advising and enrollment processes.
  • Act as a resource for incoming students.
  • Assist with preparation of materials for advising and related office duties.
  • Staff the front desk of the UAC while providing exceptional customer service by taking phone calls, answering the chat service, scheduling assistance and assisting all guests present in the office.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary to the success of the office.

During the Academic Year, Peer Advisors:

  • Assist undergraduate students with current semester issues and enrollment.
  • Provide program support and outreach for the UAC.
  • Serve as drop-in advisors in the UAC and satellite office/s on campus.
  • Work closely with UAC professional staff for a true professional experience in academic advising.
  • Staff the front desk of the UAC while providing exceptional customer service by taking phone calls, answering the chat, scheduling assistance and assisting all guests present in the office.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary to the success of the office.

Job Description:

You can view the full job description below by clicking here: Printable Peer Advisor Job Description 

The Rewards of Being a Peer Advisor

DaKie Washington, Former Senior Peer Advisor


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