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Peer Advisor Qualifications

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


  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, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook 
  4. Social media


  1. Current CSUSM student with 12 – 75 units (preferred)
  2. Employment on campus requires enrollment in 6 or more units for undergraduate students during Fall/Spring semester
  3. 2.70 GPA or higher
  4. All majors encouraged to apply

Other Requirements:

  1. A minimum of one year commitment including summer (through graduation preferred)
  2. Attend Mandatory Trainings:
    • Peer Meeting - Spring 24: Thursday 8-9 am
    • Future Training as needed
  3. Shift Policies:
    • 15-hour weekly minimum shift. (preferred 4+ hour blocks)
    • Provide 20 hours of weekly availability each semester