Dear Class of 2021, Struggled with your first semester? Want some better study and time management tools to end the school year on a high note? Like pizza? Come join your Academic Peer Advisors, Rubye and Haley, for lunch and a workshop on Friday, Feb. 23 at noon in Boger 111. Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/xkfjy8NOMOF6NQOd2 … Read moreTime Management Workshop with PAs Rubye and Haley
Interested in helping other students navigate academic life at Wesleyan next year? Consider applying to work as an Academic Peer Advisor (APA) or New Student Orientation Academic Peer Advisor (NSO APA)! APA is a full-year position, helping students both individually and in groups with course selection, time management, study strategies, and other topics. NSO APA … Read moreBe an Academic Peer Advisor! Apps due Feb. 12
Hello Class of 2021! Confused about Pre-Registration? Don’t know what classes to take? How to register? Want some snacks? Your Academic Peer Advisors (Rubye and Haley), Paul Turenne (from the Registrar’s office), and Dean Brown (your class dean) want to help as you figure out course plans for the spring semester. We are hosting a workshop this Friday, November 3 from 1:00-2:00PM in Usdan 108. Come join us for Pre-Reg tips and tricks (and treats)! Bring your questions and … Read morePre-Registration Workshop!! Fri., Nov. 3 from 1-2 p.m.
Your first semester is not too soon to get to know your professors. Not only will you feel more confident about course material from going to their office hours (really, they schedule them for you!), but also you will learn more about the department, the discipline/field, research opportunities, and the university. Make a point to … Read moreGet to Know Your Professors this Fall
Peer Advisor Rachel Earnhardt ’17 wrote this for the incoming Class of 2020, but good advice never gets old! It was in the Container Store, standing among clearance laundry baskets and desk organizing supplies sometime in early August, that I had a *minor* meltdown about starting college. Somehow, browsing for reasonably priced, but sturdy dorm … Read moreAdvice from a former Peer Advisor: Don’t Be Nervous!
In this age of informal social media, it can be unclear about how to address your professors et al. The “Hey there” salutation doesn’t go over very well and use of first names comes by invitation. Check out the following piece written by former peer advisor, Faisal Kirdar ’14, which remains current to this day. … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: Emailing Your Professors
Welcome to Wesleyan! One of the most common questions peer advisors get asked is simply, “Will I have time to get all my school work done if I’m also an athlete?” Being a student-athlete at Wesleyan is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling way to spend you’re time here, but it can also be stressful. But … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: On Being a Student-Athlete
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in our twenty-first-century daily lives and in the media. Some of these encounters are slight, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with … Read moreFirst Year Matters Reading: Citizen
Advising Guidelines With over 1000 classes offered in 45 majors, 17 minors, and 12 certificates, students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of fields and topics their first year. While choosing the right classes may seem like a daunting task, faculty advisors and peer advisors will guide you through every step of the … Read moreAdvising Resources & Advice from the Peer Advisors