Become a Peer Advisor

Peer advisors can join the Advising Center staff in their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Students begin as peer advisor interns, and can transition to paid student employees after completing the internship course (ARTSC or PSY 1900), which is offered each spring semester. Becoming a peer advisor is a great opportunity to develop communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills, all while helping other undergraduate students and their families.

Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with new students and families during PittStart orientation sessions,
  • Responding to questions about Dietrich School majors/minors and other programs,
  • Helping students build their class schedules and complete their registration process, and
  • Assisting the administrative staff and on-call advisor at the front desk.

New applications for peer advisor internships are evaluated during the fall semester, after which the students enroll in and complete the internship course during the spring semester. This internship course (ARTSC or PSY 1900) is required for all students intending to become peer advisors.

Our peer advisors are happy to speak with you in the Advising Center during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We encourage you to stop by whenever you have questions, especially if you would like to learn more about becoming a peer advisor!