Peer Advisors are senior, junior, and sophomore engineering students who volunteer to assist new students with the academic transition from high school to college. As part of their participation in the Engineering Seminar (ENGRG 1050), all first-year students will interact with their Peer Advisors.
Peer Advisor Responsibilities:
Collaborate with faculty advisors by assisting with class activities;
Answer questions about the course enrollment process and student life;
Encourage and role model study skills and co-curricular involvement;
Make referrals to appropriate university offices for academic and personal needs.
This perspective goes a long way in establishing a strong connection with the first-year students. The role of the peer advisor can have a significant effect on the life of a first-year Engineering student.