PEER ADVISORS

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are an integral part of the VSB advising team, which is composed of the Clay Center advisor, peer advisor, and faculty advisor. Peer advisors are junior and senior business students, selected through a rigorous application and interview process, who support VSB students throughout their first and sophomore years. Peer advisors complete a comprehensive training program that equips them with the knowledge, resources, and tools to support their advisees as they settle into college life and navigate their first year and beyond.

Each peer advisor is assigned a group of up to 12 students with whom they meet regularly throughout the academic year, both individually and in group meetings. Serving as a point of contact, peer advisors provide guidance with regard to college transition issues, selecting classes and areas of study, getting involved in VSB and university activities, and considering available on-campus resources and programs.

Under the direction of the Clay Center and in conjunction with a student Executive Board, peer advisors provide invaluable service to VSB students. 

2019-2020 Peer Advisor Executive Board

BECOME A PEER ADVISOR

Participation in the Peer Advisor Program gives students the opportunity to enhance leadership and professional development skills essential to a well-rounded education.

How to Apply

The effectiveness of VSB’s Peer Advisor Program depends directly on the quality, engagement, enthusiasm, and dedication of our peer advisors. The application process begins in mid-February. VSB sophomores with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, in good disciplinary standing with the university, are eligible to apply. To apply to become a peer advisor, complete the Peer Advisor Application and return it to the Clay Center. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. Once selected as a peer advisor, a student will serve throughout his or her junior and senior years.

Peer Advisor Executive Board

The Peer Advisor Executive Board is composed of a select group of senior peer advisors who collaborate with the Clay Center to manage the Peer Advising Program. The board’s responsibilities include oversight of all peer advisors, designing and facilitating peer advisor training, and planning and organizing participation in special events, programs, and activities that promote VSB and serve the VSB undergraduate community.

The Peer Advisor Executive Board application process begins in early January. Only current peer advisors are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews.

 

Clay Center Advisor Co-Managers

The Clay Center at VSB/ O’Donnell Center for Professional Development
Bartley 1054
The Clay Center Team/O’Donnell Center Team

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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