Volunteering as a Peer Advisor in the Psychology Advising Center (PAC) is a great way to gain valuable experience while exploring and developing a useful skillset. You will receive upper-division psychology credit (4000 level) while advising students on degree completion, career choices, academic resources, and more.
Advising in the PAC provides opportunities to learn about graduate school, conduct small research projects, organize events, speak to groups, and complete other projects relevant to department and student life in general. Peer advising can be especially enriching for psychology students who have career goals in counseling, clinical, or therapy type settings. As a Peer Advisor you will gain unique experience in listening, communicating, working as a cross-functional team member, and in developing overall confidence and efficacy in yourself and others.
Each semester, Peer Advisors in the PAC will have an opportunity to participate in a service project (one in the fall and one in the spring). Service projects are a great way to boost your graduation application and/or resume, and you may have an opportunity to help coordinate the projects.
To be a Peer Advisor, you must commit to 4 or 5 credits over two semesters (2 credits during your first semester and 2-3 credits in your second semester). Approximately 4 students are selected to be Peer Advisors each year and they begin training in Fall or Summer semesters.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Advisor, please visit the PAC Office and/or fill out the application by March 30th, 2018.
Course Syllabus & Application Forms
Current Peer Advisors
I am a senior graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I started my college career in 1993 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I transferred to the U of U in 1998. After many years of working towards my goal of having a degree, I am thrilled to be graduating with my daughter. I have also had the privilege of working as a Secretary in the Biology Department here at the U. I love so many things about our University including football. “Go Utes” all of Us!