Kamal Gindy Peer Advising
Peer advising is a friendly resource for psychology majors and psychology minors to get answers to their questions about classes, scheduling, graduate school preparation, and the benefits of being a psychology major. Stop by and meet us. We are located in Bohannon Hall room 322. Advisors are willing to meet with you on campus or by email if needed. Please feel free to walk in and ask for one of the peer advisors. We’ll be glad to answer your questions or help you to find resources around campus to answer them.
Peer advisors can help you through the roller coaster ride of college experience by helping with questions about your classes, clubs and activities, Graduation Planner, APAS report, and more!
Meet them in person in the Psychology Department Bohannon 322 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call them at: 726-6215
New this Fall - Online Peer Advising
Office hours will be on Monday and Wednesday between 4-5pm. Kyle Bernier will be online during that time. Feel free to send him an email (email@example.com), start an instant messenger chat, or a video call. For students without a d.umn.edu email, they can email or start a chat. Click Here for the video call.
If you do not want to start a video call, you may start an instant messenger chat in Google Mail. To start a chat, go to the search bar on the left side of the screen. Make sure you are set to "available" by clicking on your profile image. Type in the name Kyle Bernier, however over it, and go to "invite to chat."
We are now on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/UMDPsychologyPeerAdvisors
Check out our video: Advisor YouTube Video
How Can I Become a Peer Advisor?
- You will need to complete an application including references
- You need Junior or Senior status
- You need to be willing to help others through advising and tutoring as needed during office hours.
- Three hours per week of effort are required for each credit. (This includes two office hours per week and one additional hour for the biweekly meeting, or recruitment of advisees prior to registration).
- You need to be willing to attend training sessions and biweekly meeting at 11:00am on Tuesdays.
- You will need to sign a confidentiality agreement.
- You will need a permission number to add Psy 3991-001 to your class schedule.
The benefits of being a peer advisor
- You have Interaction with faculty, student affairs personnel, and peers.
- You have opportunities to practice helping skills.
- You gain increased knowledge of the psychology program and graduation requirements.
- You can sign up for 1 credits in a semester under Psy 3991 (4 credits maximum will count toward graduation)
How Can Peer Advisors Help Me?
- By providing scheduling and class information
- By sharing knowledge of opportunities available in the psychology program
- Through helping you to understand the requirements of a psychology major or minor
- By providing assistance in goal setting
- With referrals to faculty in your area of interest
- By providing tutoring in psychology subjects
- By being a confidential advocate to help you succeed
The location, times, and contacts available:
- Located in Bohannon Hall room 322.
- Peer advisors are available to meet at the times listed above on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Peer advisors may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The phone number for the Peer Advising Office is 218- 726- 6215
- Carol Kivi is the faculty advisor: email@example.com
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