2013 AAC Peer AdvisorsPeer Advisor

Each year, experienced students volunteer to serve as peer advisors to first- and second-year students, offering the perspective of someone who has been where you are now. Peer advisors can share with you how they formed meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty, assist you in navigating online registration and help you learn to distinguish what is merely popular from what is individually meaningful to you.


Advice to first-year students from the peer advisors

Watch a short video on your advising network

How you fit in

You can keep track of what Duke’s peer advisors are up to on their Facebook page. First-years have a chance to meet some of them soon after arriving to campus, when they help host the Academic Advising Center's open house during orientation. Later, they'll host events like the Chapel Climb and office hours.

We encourage you to contact peer advisors whose academic and other interests align with yours. Take time to read the bios that the peer advisors have written. Collectively, they represent a wide array of interests and experiences. You may find someone whose advice can be helpful even if her or his major is different from what you are considering.

You can also send a general message to the peer advisors via Facebook or email at peeradvisor@duke.edu.