Become a Peer Advisor

Now accepting Peer Advisor applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!


  • Junior or senior status preferred; second-term sophomores may be considered
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Knowledge of NYIT policies and procedures
  • Thorough understanding of the advisement and registration process
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to a full year of employment, preferably including summer

Application Process

Step 1: Complete and submit the AEC Student Leader Application. (Login required)

Step 2: Request a recommendation from a faculty or staff member.

  • Faculty and Staff: Once a student requests your recommendation, please complete an online recommendation. (Login required)

Hiring and Training

  • Upon receipt of the documentation above, qualified candidates will be scheduled for an interview.
  • For the interview, candidates will be asked to prepare and present a plan that maps out their course schedule for each semester from now until graduation from NYIT.
  • Mandatory training and development sessions will be required throughout the year.

If you have any questions, email

Job Description

Under the guidance of the Advising and Enrichment Center staff, Peer Advisors will:

  • Communicate consistently with students via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings throughout the academic year.
  • Assist students with advisement preparation, schedule planning, online resources, and online registration.
  • Hold regular office hours: approximately 4 hours per week; (10 hours per week during peak advisement and registration periods).
  • Work during the summer to assist during Placement Exam and Orientation dates (exceptions may be made for students who are unable to work during the summer).
  • Provide appropriate referrals based on students’ needs.
  • Collaborate with fellow peer advisors to develop and conduct advising-related workshops.
  • Convey major-specific information including, but not limited to:
    • Major requirements and core curriculum
    • Locating academic advisors within the student’s academic department
    • Reviewing degree requirements to develop an academic plan for graduation
    • Explanation of pre-requisites and co-requisites
    • Reviewing pertinent information in the undergraduate catalog
  • Be available to assist the Advising and Enrichment Center in department activities and events as related to the position.