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Apply Now to be a Psych Peer Adviser for Spring and Fall 2011

Get involved and receive upper division PSY credit too!!

Deadline to apply to become a Psychology Peer Advisor – October 29th!

The Peer Advising Center, located in Psy 206, is an academic advising service for psychology students as well as an educational experience for Peer Advisors. Peer Advisors are undergraduate psychology majors who serve for one year to assist and advise psychology students.

PREREQUISITES:

1) Peer Advisors must be psychology majors, but may apply while still pre-majors.

2) At the time of application, nine upper-division psychology units must be completed or underway. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed PSY 210, 220, 301 and some upper division psychology work. All applicants must have completed PSY 210 (intro stats), 220 (research methods) and 301 by the end of the semester in which they apply.

3) Overall GPA of at least 2.75; Psychology GPA of at least 3.0, higher GPAs will be given priority.

4) Two letters of recommendation attesting to the reliability and responsibility of the applicant. At least one of the letters should be from a CSULB psychology faculty member.

5) Ease in interacting with peers.

6) Availability one week prior to the beginning of the upcoming semester.

7) Peer Advisors must be available for two consecutive undergraduate semesters; one year commitment.

Application – print here or get from PSY 206, please submit to PSY 100 by deadline.

What is like to be a Peer Adviser?

  • Two consecutive semesters of advising, i.e. Fall and Spring (summer and winter advising is done on voluntary basis
  • Advisors must be available for training 1 week before the first semester of advising begins
  • Advisors enroll in Psychology 406 A and B.  Letter grades are given.  One semester of 406A-B counts toward the 400 level requirement .The second semester is used as one of the upper-division psychology electives.

More information about being a peer adviser – click here

Questions or comments?  Send e-mail to ajenning@csulb.edu