About the Peer Advisors
Working at the front desk requires the ability to multitask and handle stressful situations in an appropriate manner. While at the reception desk, peer advisors answer phones, respond to questions, act as liaisons between you the student and the advisors, perform office tasks and projects, deliver files to other Temple offices, input student data into our computer system, and many other additional tasks. The capability to handle these responsibilities simultaneously is fundamental. Despite the sometimes chaotic nature of the job, the feeling of knowing you are affecting another’s academic career is extremely rewarding.
As part of our job, it is crucial to build a great understanding of all majors and temple polices. During the first week of summer, all peer advisors undergo intense curriculum training to prepare to work one-on-one with students. A representative from each college prepares and delivers a presentation on the appropriate classes and sequence needed to fulfill an intended major. Being a part of the Academic Resource Center, we strive on providing quality service. Because most of our students are undeclared, it is essential to have a strong grasp of each major and track offered at Temple to properly advise you and make you comfortable and confident in your decision making.
During orientation, we have a serious discussion with you about your educational path and placement scores. Based on what was discussed, we aid you in choosing the best courses to fit your interest. We present the tools and websites that will be necessary for registration during orientation as well as your duration at Temple. We are available during the entire process and we are always happy to answer questions.
All peer advisors are friendly, enthusiastic individuals who truly enjoy working at The Academic Resource Center. We take the time and effort to make a difference in your academic experience; students who work here must have a love for helping others. We all feel extremely privileged to have this great opportunity.
Meet the Peer Advisors
Angela Abraham, Class of 2016
I love ARC because...the atmosphere is great. The advisors are super helpful and friendly and they make working here an enjoyable experience.
You'd never know that I... trained in Indian Classical Dance for 7 years.
Alex Hobby, Class of 2015
I love ARC because...it allows me to use the experience I've gained at Temple to help others.
You'd never know that I've... done brain surgery on animals for scientific research!
Julia Nemeth, Class of 2016
I love ARC because...I get to work with wonderful people who make delicious snacks!
You'd never know that I...once sang onstage with my favorite band Paramore in front of 5,000 people in New York City. And it was filmed by MTV!
Louis Pera, Class of 2016
Majors: Italian and Spanish
I love ARC because...I get to bond with my coworkers while also helping other students find their academic path.
You'd never know that I...spend most of my time in the summer on the beach.
Josh Reznik, Class of 2016
Major: Media Studies and Production Minor: General Business Studies
I love ARC because...I am able to make a difference as students begin their collegiate adventures!
You'd never know that I...am basically the human manifestation of Olaf the Snowman from Frozen!
Marguerite Robinson, Class of 2016
Major: Psychology Minor: Cognitive Neuroscience
I love ARC because...I enjoy helping students, especially freshman and sophomores find an area of interest here at Temple. Also, spending time with my co-workers is an added bonus.
You'd never know that I...love the outdoors. Camping and hiking are some of my favorite activities.
James Roddy, Class of 2015
I love ARC because...
You'd never know that I...
Abigail Schmid, Class of 2016
I love ARC because... I get to work with a diverse population of students and I spend time bonding with my awesome co-workers!
You'd never know that I... love art and the history behind it!
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