Become a Peer Advisor
Successful Peer Advisors
- Desire to help others;
- Have strong communication skills: listening, building relationships, approachability;
- Take an interest in first-year student transition issues;
- Take initiative;
- Are able to successfully work in a team with other Peer Advisors and a faculty member;
- Have the ability to be flexible and work with many different personalities;
- Are able to develop creative ways to generate discussion and introduce students to the Engineering community.
To Be Eligible
- Be affiliated with an Engineering Major at Cornell University;
- Alternatively, be a second semester student or sophomore intending to affiliate with an Engineering Major at Cornell University;
- Be in good academic standing;
- Follow published application procedures, complete an interview if necessary, and attend training if selected.
- Complete required training sessions;
- Attend assigned Engineering Seminar (ENGRG 1050) section weekly throughout the fall semester (50 minutes/week);
- Assist the ENGRG 1050 instructor in planning sessions and coordinating speakers and on-campus field trips. Some may be pre-scheduled; others will not be so that you can plan according to your sections' interests;
- Occasionally present topics in class and facilitate ice breakers;
- Attend general Peer Advisor meetings when offered (there are usually no more than 1-2 a semester, aside from training);
- Promote and attend Peer Advisor hosted socials for new students (usually 2-3 during the fall semester)
- Record worked hours on a weekly basis for payroll.
Please Note: Peer Advisors are paid but do not receive academic credit.
For more information on becoming a Peer Advisor and obtaining the application materials, contact Engineering Advising.