Academic Advising Peer Advisors

Peer Advisor Mission: Peer Advisors support the advisor-advisee relationship by preparing students to make informed decisions about their academic, career, and college experience.  

Peer Advisors are trained through the Office of Academic Advising to help students:

  • Explore majors, minors, and career options
  • Reflect on decision-making style 
  • Understand the Liberal Arts Core and make appropriate course selections
  • Understand how to use the registration system and tools within Student Center
  • Understand academic deadlines and policies
  • Connect to campus resources

Peer Advisors are available in the office of Academic Advising Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM, no appointment needed. 

If you have questions about the Peer Advising program, please contact heather.asmus@uni.edu.

Meet the Peer Advisors

   Natalie Peterson

Natalie Peterson

peternai@uni.edu
Major: English
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat?  

A. 23rd Street Market

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Be patient with yourself.
Finding the right major takes time, but it's worth it!

 

Hannah Black

Hannah Black

blackhab@uni.edu
Major: Psychology
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat?  

A. Maucker Union Rooftop

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. The best way to be successful is being yourself, but also don't be afraid to try new things!

 

Austin Schmuecker

Austin Schmuecker

schmueca@uni.edu
Major: TESOL and Special Education
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to study?  

A. Upstairs in the ITTC or the bean bag chairs in the Library

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Definitely get involved! It doesn't matter what it
is as long as you're doing something

 

Natalee Hart

Natalee Hart

hartnaa@uni.edu
Major: Family Services
Year: Sophomore

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat/study?  

A. The lawn by the Campanile

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Utilize all of the resources at UNI!

 

Miranda Simon

Miranda Simon

simonmah@uni.edu
Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders and Spanish
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite activity on Campus?  

A. CAB Movie Nights

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Advocate for yourself, especially if you're an Exploratory student. Reach out to professors, explore your options, and find your path here at UNI!

 

Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker

nathanp@uni.edu
Major: Marketing
Year: Junior

Q. Favorite activity on Campus?  

A. Pickup Basketball

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Try everything at least once!

 

Amanda Bruns

Amanda Bruns

abruns@uni.edu
Major: Social Science Education
Year: Junior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat?  

A. Chats to get coffee

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

 

Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

mitchead@uni.edu
Major: Elementary Education
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to study?  

A. Top floor of ROD Library

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Don't compare your experience to anyone else's. We are all going to have unique experiences while we're here. Take advantage of the opportunities UNI has to offer!

 

Rebecca Bartolo

Rebecca Bartolo

bartolor@uni.edu
Major: Global Marketing & MIS
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to study?  

A. Maucker Union - behind Chats

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Introduce yourself to your professors! It might be awkward at first but can provide a deeper connection than just being another face in class.

 

Lauren Wiley

Lauren Wiley

wileyl@uni.edu
Major: Math Education
Year: Sophomore

Q. Favorite activity on Campus?  

A. SALT Ministry

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Get a planner and write everything down.