Each year, incoming students are assigned both a lower-division faculty/staff advisor and student advisor (SA). In tandem, student advisors serve as a guide throughout orientation and the student’s first semester. SAs assist the lower-division advisor with individual and small group advising by offering insight on class selection, building a social network, and academic support services. They are trained to answer most general academic inquiries. Working closely with lower-division advisors and OAA, SAs support their peers in developing academic plans built on values, goals, and career aspirations.
The Selection Process…
Student Advisers are competitively selected through an application and interview process that occurs every fall. Applications will be posted on this page. The Office of Academic Advising will review applications by assessing the student’s academic record (2.8 min GPA required) and inquire of any University sanctions. The student must remain in good statnding throughout spring training and the term of service.
Approved first time applicants will be contacted for a video interview. The video interview will be reviewed and discussed by the SA Leadership Council. Selected applicants are then scheduled for a group orientation to learn more and agree to the responsibilities. Student Advisers receive training and support to serve as peer leaders and academic guides for incoming students each fall.
**Returning SAs will be prompted for a mandatory reference check from their faculty/staff adviser pair and advisees once the application is complete. Speak with your Leadership Council representative for further details.
Maya is a junior from Fairmont, WV and a Politics and International Affairs major with Statistics and Communication minors. Some fun facts about Maya is that she has over 30 houseplants, loves anything Marvel, and enjoys exercising.
“The transition to college is such a huge moment in life. I’m so grateful I had my student adviser as a resource and have loved giving back to the Wake community in the same way!” …
Everyone meet our outstanding Student Adviser and Leadership Council Member, Christian! Christian is a Chemistry major with a minor in Secondary Education! He is from Columbus Ohio and really enjoys running, movies, and pineapple on pizza (he says sorry!)! He is also really into music, and he plays the saxophone and keyboard. Some of his favorite musicians are Stevie Wonder and Dua Lipa.
“Being on the leadership council has been so amazing! I love getting involved with advising, scheduling courses, and making the first semester of college the best for incoming students.”
We are so grateful for all of Christian’s major contributions to student advising! He is absolutely killing it! …