Peer Advisee Dos/Don'ts

Dos

 Don'ts

  • Identify your name, major and year before you ask your question

     

  • Be polite and patient

     

  • Prepare and prioritize your specific and clear questions
  • Respect your Peer Advisor’s personal space by not towering over the counter

     

  • Ask about upcoming seminars and SOS events

     

  • Make avail of the posters and handouts for upcoming events

     

  • Ask about Bethune College resources

     

  • Be accountable for your own decisions

     

  • Use your critical faculties

     

  • Be patient when your Peer Advisor is assisting another student

     

  • Listen to other common questions – it may be helpful for you!
  • Don’t expect your Peer Advisor to make your decisions, she/he will guide you to resources

     

  • Don’t ask your Peer Advisor for tests/exams

     

  • Don’t expect your Peer Advisor to lend you money, beauty tips or stationary

     

  • Don’t pursue a personal relationship with your Peer Advisor

     

  • Don’t be impatient – be ready to work with your Peer Advisor to arrive at an appropriate resolution

     

  • Don’t ask your Peer Advisor for relationship advice

     

  • Don’t treat your Peer Advisor as your personal therapist

     

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to seek guidance

     

  • Don’t get frustrated if your Peer Advisor is busy or can’t give you a straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer

     

  • Don’t disrespect the professional office environment

     

  • Don’t monopolize the given time frame allotted to answer a question

     

  • Don’t use inappropriate language around the office

     

  • Don’t expect the Peer Advisor to know everything