Launched in January 2015, the Peer Advisor Academy recruits, hires, and trains LaGuardia Community College students for placement in department-based advising roles throughout the college. At LaGuardia, Advising Teams composed of faculty and staff work together with each academic major. The Peer Advisors on each team use their own college experience and knowledge to provide support for moderate-needs students. They are responsible for outreach to students in their caseload and support through the process of understanding course selection, degree mapping, and a range of college services. Peer Advisors complete mandatory training and professional development workshops where they explore the College’s advisement tools, such as Degree Works, the Student Success Plan, and ePortfolio. Sessions also include effective communication strategies, professionalism, resume writing, interview skills, and interactions with faculty and staff around advising strategies.
Peer Advisors are equipped to:
To learn more about the qualifications and responsibilities of a Peer Advisor please or review the Peer Advisor Job Description for a complete description.