About Peer Advising

About Peer Advising

What Peer Advisors Do

Peer advisors assist the Cognitive Science advising team by providing students with information about the major, major requirements, academic planning, assistance with getting involved with clubs and research opportunities, and much, much more! 

Currently, our peer advising team offers drop-in services via Zoom. They also answer questions that appear on the CogSci EdStem page and will occasionally take over the CogSci Instagram page. While our peer advising program is entirely remote at present, in-person services are expected to resume in Spring 2023. 

In addition to offering drop-in advising and answering questions on our EdStem page, peers also create new materials and resources for their fellow peers. 

Who Makes a Good Peer Advisor?

A good peer advisor is a student who enjoys helping and has a particular interest in helping fellow students idenitfy their academic interests. In general, peer advisors are friendly, empathic, and eager to support their fellow Golden Bears. This position is especially great for those who wish to gain experience with advising and/or academic counseling.

When Do We Hire?

Come back early Spring 2023 for an update! You can also direct questions related to the position to Sofia (savc@berkeley.edu).