On Aug. 30, Wesleyan’s peer advisors presented a Getting Good Advice workshop for the Class of 2022. The workshop was held in conjunction with New Student Orientation (NSO).
Peer advisors are juniors and seniors who work during NSO and throughout the academic year to enhance student access to academic resources.
During the Getting Good Advice workshop, the group took turns answering questions from first-year students.
Peer advisors are available all year by email to answer student questions about academic resources or campus life. They also meet one-on-one with students and work individually with them to provide peer advice regarding topics such as time management, organization, study strategies, and other academic skills. In addition, peer advisors lead workshops in residence halls and with student groups on topics such as metacognitive learning strategies, public speaking, study skills, and exam preparation strategies.
The peer advisors wrote a song for the Class of 2022 and performed it during the workshop.
“(Writing a song) is an annual tradition for the peer advisors,” said Laura Patey, associate dean for student academic resources.
Academic peer advisors, pictured, work with Wesleyan students year-round. They attend a week of training in May, a week in August, and an additional three hours of training per month.
NSO peer advisors receive a few days of training before the start of NSO and only work during NSO.
To connect with a peer advisor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the peer advisors website.
Watch a video of the Peer Advisor’s song below: