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The Benefits of Peer Advising

February 28, 2009

By Christina Sin

My name is Christina Sin and I am currently a senior majoring in International Affairs and Women’s Studies.  As a peer advisor for the past year and as a student who received an incredible amount of help from peer advisors in the past, I think one of the best aspects of the Elliott School is that we have a great peer advising system.  My first encounter with a peer advisor was during my sophomore year when I was trying to figure out how to expand my International Affairs major to also incorporate my love of the social sciences and humanities.  I ended up talking to a peer adviser for over 30 minutes trying to figure out whether I wanted to take classes on human rights or peace studies or anthropology.

Though the Elliott School academic advisors are a great resource, it was nice to be able to ask a peer for their opinion and talk more casually about what classes they loved at GW and and how to better enrich the college experience.  I definitely think that all students should talk to a peer advisor, whether it is in person at the Elliott School office or online (email or gchat 

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