Your Resource at the Ready
Peer advisors are undergraduates who assist the Advising Center in its mission of providing personalized advising and support to all Dietrich School students. When it comes to helping their fellow students make the most of their Pitt experience, peer advisors possess the knowledge and skills to have a big impact thanks to their first-hand knowledge of the University environment.
Cassie Berkey, a neuroscience major with minors in chemistry and history has been a peer advisor for two years. Her experience in this role has opened up even more options for her academic and career paths. When asked what her favorite part about being a peer advisor she said, “I like answering the logistical questions, and I can be a productive resource.”
Just as our professional academic advisors help you to write your Dietrich School story, peer advisors provide important supplemental information and support to students to assist them with utilizing the tools and resources necessary to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.
Talk to a peer advisor about:
- Making the transition from high school to college;
- Navigating the process of registering for classes;
- Needing first-hand information about specific courses, departments, and instructors;
- Using CourseWeb and other University technology services;
- Finding interesting ways to get involved on campus;
- Discovering unique things to see and do in Pittsburgh;