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Peer Advisors of the Academic Advising and Learning Center
Peer Advisors are the first line of contact between you and the Academic Advising and Learning Center. These students, all from different areas of study, hold the experience and university knowledge to help guide you through your degree. They will be able to answer many of the basic questions you have regarding the university or direct you to the appropriate locations to get your questions answered. They are able to provide prospective about the university which can serve as priceless help to a student who may go though similar situations.
Major: Double Majoring in English Literature and the Humanities (with a focus in Linguistics).
Class Standing: Senior (but am going for a 5th year next year).
Hometown: McMinnville, OR
I chose to be an English major because I love to read, and look at things that I have already read and find new meanings and hidden messages that I haven’t found before. It’s kind of like a mix of studying and a scavenger hunt! I am also doing the TEFL certification, because I would love to live abroad and teach English to non-English speakers.
The amount of people at WOU that love to help students is overwhelming. Students tend to assume that they are on their own with their college experience, but professors, advisors, and a majority of the staff is more than willing to go out of their way to help students with their issues. So go and ask for help!
I chose to be a Peer Advisor because it gives me the opportunity to help my fellow students, and I learn a lot of things about my own degree that I can share with others!
Major: Double Degree in Psychology and Communications
Class standing: Freshman
Hometown: Tidewater, OR
I chose to major in Psychology because I have always been intrigued by people’s actions. For years I
While in college I have learned the value of time management. In order to succeed in college it is
I became a Peer Advisor so that I could gain experience working while helping the students on campus.
Major: Community Health Education; Minor: Human Biology
Class Standing: Senior
Hometown: Eugene, OR
I chose to major in community health education because I have always been interested in educating and advocating for people on health topics; whether that is advocating for access to health insurance, or education on the seasonal flu. My hope is to eventually become a public health nurse for a nonprofit agency that serves people that are underinsured or have no health insurance.
A tip for success at WOU is to go to class and be engaged in the material. Physically being in the class is not enough, it is important to be mentally present as well.
I became a Peer Advisor because I wanted to become more involved in the community at WOU. Navigating through all the information that is needed throughout college can be confusing and challenging, I want to be able to help make that process easier in any way I can.
Major: Contemporary Music.
Class Standing: Graduate student.
Hometown: Forest Grove, OR
I chose music as my area of study because I get the most enjoyment out of it. There are plenty of other areas of study in which I could succeed, as far as understanding the material and being able to apply it, but the only area in which I find personal satisfaction is music. It has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, it is a subject I feel driven toward, and I would be remiss to pursue any other field academically.
If I were to offer one tip for success at WOU to current students, I would say that the best way to achieve your academic goals is to plan ahead and keep yourself informed. When you meet with your advisor during the term, make sure to get information from them about the necessary requirements of your program, when certain required classes are offered and any other prerequisites for graduation, so that your resources are put to their best use.
I became a Peer Advisor in the Academic Advising and Learning Center because I like to help people. Having received my undergraduate degree from WOU, I know that navigating the business side of academia can be confusing at times, so it is a pleasure for me to help students get where they want to be, whether that means directing them to another office or getting them in touch with the right person. Helping people is fun!