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We are now accepting applications for Winter 2022 Peer Advisors!
Click here to apply. Applications are due by Nov. 8, 2021 and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class fills. The format for Winter 2022 peer advising appts. has not yet been determined. Applicants should be open to in-person and online advising.
The Psychology Peer Advisors are available for advising appointments during the Fall and Winter terms, from the first through last days of classes. Peer advisors are not available during spring and summer. Click here to schedule a Peer Advising appointment.
- Declaring a major
- Assess progress in their major
- Deciding between the Psychology major and the Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience (BCN) major
- Specific requirements of your major
- Plan class schedules
- Help you find courses that suit your goals and interests
- Mapping out a way to fit in all the courses you need to graduate
- Discussing the Honors Program
- Graduate school, internship, and career options
- Research & independent study opportunities in the department
Peer Advising Application & Program Requirements
Peer Advisor Program Requirements
1. Meet with a Peer Advisor before applying to discuss your own academic and/or career plans, and the role of the peer advisor (these questions will be on the application).
2. After applying, you may be contacted for an interview with a current Peer Advisor
3. If accepted, attend the 5-hour Peer Advisor Training, usually the day before classes start.
Things to know
1. You must be delcared in Psychology or BCN.
2. You must register for Psych 308 during the term you are a Peer Advisor.
3. Peer Advising is a great experience for anyone considering a "helping" career.
4. Advanced Peer Advising is a wonderful leadership experience!
WHO are the Peer Advisors?
The Psychology Peer Advisors are Junior and Senior undergraduate Psychology & BCN majors who are well-informed about the Psychology majors and have received training in peer helping skills.
The Peer Advising office is located in 1343 East Hall.
WHAT do Peer Advisors do?
Peer Advisors help students analyze and assess their progress in fulfilling their Psychology course requirements, aid students in planning their class schedules, help students declare Psychology as a major, discuss graduate school and career options, and go over research opportunities and options for Independent Study in the department. Additionally, the Peers also participate in an administrative project directly helping the Psych Student Academic Affairs Office and other students.
WHEN will Peer Advisors advise?
Peer Advisors are currently available by appointment only. Click here to schedule a Peer Advising appointment. Please note that Peer Advisors are only available during the Fall and Winter terms (until the last day of classes).
HOW do I become a Peer Advisor?
You must apply to become a Peer Advisor. Applications will be available before the course registration period. If you are chosen for an interview you will receive an email message to set up a time for an interview.
After all interviews have been conducted, students who have been selected will receive emails announcing their acceptance. Once accepted, you will also enroll in Psychology 308. Psychology 308 is a graded course that will fulfill the experiential lab requirement for Psychology majors and count towards the credits needed for a Psychology major. Psychology 308 does not count in the Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience major.
Applications need to be completed the term before you plan to be a Peer Advisor. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the next term of Peer Advising. You may, however, submit your application for consideration for the following term.
Fall 2021 Psychology Peer Advisors
Riley is a senior from Melbourne, Australia who now lives in Birmingham, Michigan with her family. Riley is double majoring in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. She also pursues her passion for mental health through Wolverine Support Network and is also a CAPS Peer Counselor. Riley is interested in multiple careers post-grad, one of which is academic advising which she did this past summer and loved! Some of Riley’s other interests include hiking, reading, plants, and baking.
Madeline is a senior from Dallas, TX pursuing a major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) on the pre-medical track. She is also involved in the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and the Phi Chi Premedical Fraternity, in addition to volunteering in the Detroit Public School System through the Center for Success. She also works at the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program as a peer facilitator. In her free time she enjoys baking, watching movies, and reading.
Noe is a junior from Raleigh, NC pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Communication and Media. Aside from peer advising, she is involved on campus in Best Buddies and K-Grams, and works as a tutor for the Athletic Academic Success Program. In her free time, Noe enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants in Ann Arbor, and spending time with friends and family.
Joselyn is currently a senior from Chicago, Illinois majoring in BCN with an interest in applying to medical school this upcoming cycle. Apart from advising, Joselyn is involved in greek life and currently doing research for hospitals in Chicago looking at the relationship between primary and specialty care appointment compliance and readmission rates. She hopes in the future to continue advocating for uninsured patients and finding solutions to making sure proper healthcare is attained. In her free time she enjoys hanging with her friends, binge watching New Girl, and volleyball.
Isadora is a senior from Macomb, Michigan pursuing a B.A in Psychology and plans to attend law school. She is also double minoring in German and Community Action and Social Change (CASC). Aside from being a peer advisor, Isadora is the Public Relations Chair for Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and the Vice President of the Pearl Project. In her free time, Isadora enjoys golfing, traveling, and playing tennis.
Sophie is a senior from Los Angeles, CA pursuing a major in Psychology as well as a minor in Judaic Studies. Focusing mainly on developmental and positive psychology, Sophie is interested in receiving a B.A. in Psychology to then become a clinical psychologist. She is currently involved in several organizations on campus, including working as an academic peer advisor, serving as a brother of the professional fraternity known as Phi Sigma Pi, acting as a sister of the social sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi, and remaining an active member of her Jewish community here at Michigan. Last year she worked with Washtenaw Promise, a nonprofit organization where she served as a mentor to preschoolers who needed adult figures to look up to. Since Sophie is considering several career paths post-grad, one of which is being a therapist, she is really looking forward to collaborating with her peers to create a positive environment for her students. In her free time, Sophie enjoys meeting new people, listening to all genres of music, playing soccer, and exploring new restaurants in Ann Arbor.
Adona is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a Spanish minor. Adona is passionate about helping those suffering with their mental health. Sheplans to further help people by going to graduate school after undergrad to earn her PhD in clinical psychology. Adona is also interested in research in psychology; she is currently a research assistant for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study and Dr. Robin Edelstein’s Personality, Relationships, and Hormones Lab. Additionally, Adona is from West Bloomfield, MI and loves to read and spend time with loved ones in her free time.
Emma is a senior from Bingham Farms, MI pursuing a double major in Psychology and Biology, Health, and Society. She is particularly interested in the interaction of social and developmental psychology and how this interaction influences health outcomes. Aside from working as a psychology peer advisor, Emma serves as the President of her sorority, Tri Delta, and is a member of her premedical fraternity, Phi Chi's, leadership board. She also keeps herself busy volunteering for Crisis Textline, working as a consultant for Wolverine Consulting Group, and tending to her growing plant collection. Emma is considering a few different career paths but is currently on the pre-medical track.
Lily is an Armenian-American senior born in Ann Arbor, MI pursuing a Psychology major and double-minoring in Entrepreneurship and Law, Justice, & Social Change (LJSC). Aside from working as a Psychology/BCN academic peer advisor, Lily has also served as the Marketing Chair for the Hall and Multicultural council for two on-campus residences, is a team member of the fundraising and event planning committee for the Armenian Students Cultural Association, and is entering her second year on Student Life Vice President Martino Harmon’s student advisory board. Lily looks forward to also being an entrepreneurship minor peer advisor and interning at UofM’s Office of University Development on the Marketing and Communications team. Outside of school Lily enjoys traveling, trying new foods, reading, and swimming!
Hannah is a senior from Lemont, Illinois pursuing a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Community Action & Social Change. During her time as an undergraduate student, she has worked as a Research Assistant through UROP, a Tutor through the Academic Success Program, and an Administrative Assistant for the School of Social Work's Continuing Education office. When she is not working, she is involved with Wolverine Support Network, Psi Chi, Undergraduate Psychology Society, and is the President of the Polish Student Association on campus. Hannah plans to attend the University of Michigan's School of Social Work after graduation to receive an MSW. She looks forward to working with her peers this semester!
Aimee is a senior from Fort Lauderdale, FL pursuing a B.A. in. Psychology. Aimee is a member of the Undergraduate Psychology Society, the Psi Chi Honor Society, and has worked in the Kids’ Empowerment Program lab at U of M. After completing undergrad, Aimee hopes to obtain her Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) and become a child psychologist with a specialization in chronic illnesses.
Valerie is a senior from South Orange, New Jersey completing a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) with a minor in Sociology of Health and Medicine. When she is not working as an academic peer advisor, she still keeps herself busy within the Psychology Department by working as a research assistant in the Personality, Relationships and Hormones lab, as well as sitting on the Undergraduate Advisory Board. Valerie also works as a tour guide for Undergraduate Admissions and as an Information Assistant in the student unions. In her free time, she loves watching movies, cooking new recipes, and reading psychological thrillers!
Lucy is a graduating junior from Evanston, IL pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. She will be applying for her Master's in Social Work with aspirations to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in working with Asian American and Adoptee communities. On-campus, Lucy is a Learn To Be tutor and an English Language Institute Conversation Circle Facilitator. She is also the Vice President of Uncover, an Asian American student organization, and Vice-chair of the Projects Committee for CAPS in Action, a student leadership group partnered with the University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services.