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Apply to be a Peer Advisor!

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  1. Appropriate office behavior in a professional setting.
  2. Appreciation and respect for cultural differences among people.
  3. When to refer student to a staff member.

Ability to:

  1. Communicate complex information to our students in individual and group settings.
  2. Work independently and accomplish goals without close supervision.
  3. Provide superior customer service to students in a busy office.
  4. Maintain confidentiality and follow laws pertaining to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


  1. Use of MyCSUSM Advising tools: Academic Requirements Report, Degree Planner and Schedule Assistant
  2. Interacting with students and faculty
  3. Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook 
  4. Social media


  1. Current CSUSM student with 30 – 60 units
  2. 2.70 GPA or higher.

Other Requirements:

  1. One academic year commitment (through graduation preferred) starting in the summer
  2. Attend ALL mandatory trainings (to be determined based on students’ spring 2018 class schedule; will be held early May)
  3. Attend a minimum of 12 orientation dates in summer 2018 (see dates in application)