Peer Advisors are current Kinesiology students, in all years and majors, who assist the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs (OUSA) with Summer and Fall Orientation for incoming first-year and transfer students. Peer Advisors also sometimes work with additional events throughout the school year. This is a paid position (including paid training, which takes place primarily in early May).
Peer Advisors play a crucial role within Kinesiology -- they provide one of the first points of contact for new students with the University and the Kinesiology community. Peer Advisors' student experiences inform and inspire the planning and implementation of orientation each year. The time commitment can vary depending on availability within June-August, but the schedule will accommodate spring/summer coursework or a second job, if necessary.
During each three-day summer orientation program, we host Kines students for about 1.5 days -- hopefully you remember this awesome part of your time at your orientation! We are looking for Peer Advisors to assist in the Kines portion.
Our Peer Advisors are invaluable! They are dedicated students who want to share their experiences in Kinesiology while assisting new students specifically with advising and registration.
2021 Kinesiology Peer Advisor Team
Career Interest: Public health and wellness; academia
Random Fact: For 2.5 years I lived in Henderson House, a university owned co-operative living house for nontraditional undergraduate women (shoutout to my fellow first gen students)!
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: Sadako or Cafe Zola
Avery is seen here in the SKB Commons on the 2nd floor.
Career Interest: Marketing possibly
Random Fact: I collect sports autographs, and have autographs from players like Magic Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki, and Francisco Lindor.
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: Tomukun
In this photo, Daniel is showing us one of the active learning classrooms -- but which one? We have one each on 2nd and 3rd floor. We can't decide -- we like them both.
Career Interest: Psychiatrist
Random Fact: I love cats! I have a 12 year old cat named Licorice and we share the same birthday!
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: Sadako & Hop Cat
Here, Eryn displays the perennially stylish Michigan Tissue Holder in the 3rd floor Grad Pad, where our doctoral students roost.
Career Interest: Plastic surgery as of right now
Random Fact: I’m from Philadelphia, but I’ve never had a Philly cheesesteak.
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: Washtenaw Dairy
Jordan is showing off one of our 4th floor wet labs. Looks good, Jordan!
Career Interest: Pediatric physical therapist
Random Fact: I’ve hiked an active volcano! I also got to make s’mores over some of the lava 🤤
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: HopCat or Tomukun Noodle Bar
Sarah gives the thumbs-up for the 2nd floor Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs (OUSA) suite.
Career Interest: Unsure
Random Fact: My favorite place to study outside on the UM campus is the Law Quad!
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: La Taqueria or Sava’s
Taylor is just chilling on the Diag, steps away from the SKB Diag entrance.
Career Interest: Undecided
Random Fact: Dr. Pepper is my favorite pop (you will probably see one with me at almost all times)
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: Mister Spots or No Thai!
Will likes the stairwell message, "Take It to the Next Level" on 1st floor, inside the Diag entrance.
Career Interest: Owning a fitness studio
Random Fact: My parents met at U-M and I was born here as they finished undergrad!
Best Place to Eat in Ann Arbor: Avalon
We really like showing off our new wet labs -- Zoe is in another one on 4th floor.