CAS Peer Advisors

CAS Peer Advisors The CAS Peer Advisors are a great resource for 1st and 2nd year students in CAS! We can help you choose classes, find a major, and keep track of requirements.
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Make an appointment or send us an email! The CAS Peer Advisors help 1st and 2nd year students in CAS choose classes, explore majors, and keep track of requirements. The Peers are students themselves, so they can give you a first hand perspective on popular classes, professors, and GenEds. Contact the Peer Advisors by email at [email protected]. The Peer Advisors for the 2014-2015 academic year are: Grace Cassidy Joanna Dressel Fatima Kamara Brandon Klugman Make an appointment online by going to: http://www.american.edu/cas/advising/undergraduate.cfm

Last night was De-Stress with CAS! Pictures were colored, PlayDoh was sculpted, and lots and lots of pizza was eaten. Th...
04/17/2019

Last night was De-Stress with CAS! Pictures were colored, PlayDoh was sculpted, and lots and lots of pizza was eaten. Thanks to everyone who took a study break to join us!

We've got FREE MUGS this time! Find us in Federal Hall lobby until 2pm for drop-in advising.
04/03/2019

We've got FREE MUGS this time! Find us in Federal Hall lobby until 2pm for drop-in advising.

We've got snacks and sage advice ready for you in Hughes! Stop by with your registration questions until 2pm.
03/26/2019

We've got snacks and sage advice ready for you in Hughes! Stop by with your registration questions until 2pm.

The Robyn Rafferty Mathias Undergraduate Summer Fellowship is a fantastic research opportunity just for AU students. Sel...
03/18/2019

The Robyn Rafferty Mathias Undergraduate Summer Fellowship is a fantastic research opportunity just for AU students. Selected fellows will receive guidance from a faculty mentor and a stipend to cover research materials and cost of living. Read more details below and apply by MARCH 30!

There's still a few hours left to submit your application! If you're looking for a campus job and the opportunity to mak...
03/01/2019

There's still a few hours left to submit your application! If you're looking for a campus job and the opportunity to make an impact on fellow students, apply to be a 2019 Peer Advisor today by 5pm at https://www.american.edu/cas/advising/apply.cfm

We're hiring! College of Arts and Sciences at American University is looking for students to join the 2019-2020 Peer Adv...
02/08/2019

We're hiring! College of Arts and Sciences at American University is looking for students to join the 2019-2020 Peer Advising team. If you love helping others and are looking to get more involved on campus, visit https://www.american.edu/cas/advising/apply.cfm to learn more and apply!

The food trucks are here! To fill up on donuts, tacos, and ice cream, head to Year 2 @ AU in MGC and visit enough tables...
02/05/2019

The food trucks are here! To fill up on donuts, tacos, and ice cream, head to Year 2 @ AU in MGC and visit enough tables to get a meal ticket! Students of all years are welcome.

We hope your Thanksgiving is full of family, fun, and lots and lots of food. Enjoy the break!
11/21/2018

We hope your Thanksgiving is full of family, fun, and lots and lots of food. Enjoy the break!

Get registration advice from fellow CAS students! The Peers will be in Battelle Atrium next Monday to answer all your sc...
11/02/2018

Get registration advice from fellow CAS students! The Peers will be in Battelle Atrium next Monday to answer all your scheduling questions.

Don't let registration haunt you - The College of Arts and Sciences Advising is now open for drop-in hours to help you w...
10/30/2018

Don't let registration haunt you - The College of Arts and Sciences Advising is now open for drop-in hours to help you with those spooky scary schedules, no appointment needed.

It's that time of year! Head over to the advising office with all your registration questions.
10/30/2018

It's that time of year! Head over to the advising office with all your registration questions.

The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting drop in advising hours from 10am-4pm starting now until November 13th! Find us in Battelle-Tompkins, Room 100.

Calling all sophomores! We know this year can be full of struggles, stress, and uncertainty. Join the Peers next Tuesday...
10/19/2018

Calling all sophomores! We know this year can be full of struggles, stress, and uncertainty. Join the Peers next Tuesday night for a casual conversation about overcoming academic and social challenges and making the most of your sophomore year. And, of course, we'll have food.

Last but not least, meet Olivia Blomstrom! She's an Economics major and Art History minor in her senior year at AU. Retu...
10/05/2018

Last but not least, meet Olivia Blomstrom! She's an Economics major and Art History minor in her senior year at AU. Returning after a semester abroad in Rome, she's excited to get back to exploring new sights and spots around DC. On campus, she's involved with student theatre groups Rude Mechanicals and AU Players as an actor and designer. The rest of the time, you can find her thrift shopping, trying out vegan recipes, and convincing all her friends to watch American Vandal on Netflix.

New week, new Peer! Asanat Odeyale is a sophomore from Maryland studying Psychology. She is interested in Industrial-Org...
10/02/2018

New week, new Peer! Asanat Odeyale is a sophomore from Maryland studying Psychology. She is interested in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. In addition to being a Peer Advisor, she is a student and teaching assistant for the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership and Ethical Development Program (CAS LEAD). When she is not studying in her room, you can find her working at the library as a Media/Technology Desk Assistant or exploring DC (U Street corridor is her favorite area of DC).

Next up on Meet the Peers, it's Nina Goodson! Nina is a junior from the greater Philadelphia area studying Biology on th...
09/28/2018

Next up on Meet the Peers, it's Nina Goodson! Nina is a junior from the greater Philadelphia area studying Biology on the pre-med track. Her interests include holistic and integrative medicine and pediatrics. She loves working with children - during summer and breaks, you can find her volunteering and running after a bunch of kids. In addition to peer advising, Nina is a member of the American University Spirit Program and a Chemistry Supplemental Instructor. In her free time, she loves watching her favorite Shondaland TV shows and trying new foods with friends.

CAS Peer Advisors's cover photo
09/25/2018

CAS Peer Advisors's cover photo

With appointments starting this week, it's time to Meet the Peers! First up is Rachel Wisniewski. Rachel is a junior stu...
09/24/2018

With appointments starting this week, it's time to Meet the Peers! First up is Rachel Wisniewski. Rachel is a junior studying Psychology and on the pre-med track. She is interested in surgery as well as policy regarding unequal distribution of health care. Rachel is a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority on campus and enjoys spending time with her sisters whenever she gets a chance. In her free time Rachel likes to cook with her friends, write music, and stay active by boxing in Dupont Circle. Catch her hanging out and sipping on a cup of coffee at the Bridge in between classes!

The CAS Peer Advisors would like to take a moment to congratulate all of the hard-working students that received awards ...
07/09/2018
Big Award Season for the College of Arts and Sciences

The CAS Peer Advisors would like to take a moment to congratulate all of the hard-working students that received awards and fellowships. We are very proud to be a part of such a dedicated and inspirational community!

Big Award Season for the College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the AU Class of 2018! You did it, but what's next? AU and CAS Peer Advising alum Grace Cassidy worked...
05/23/2018
Advice for Graduating Students

Congratulations to the AU Class of 2018! You did it, but what's next? AU and CAS Peer Advising alum Grace Cassidy worked with our office to put together a resource for graduating seniors with advice for how to handle the uncertainty that can often come with graduating. You will learn where the right place is for you, so make sure to continue enjoying the journey of self-discovery!

Advice for Graduating Students

05/08/2018

Exams are almost over! Have a great summer and congratulations to the graduates!

CAS Peer Advisors's cover photo
05/08/2018

CAS Peer Advisors's cover photo

As the school year comes to end and summer approaches, make sure to have some fun before finals season!
04/09/2018
Fun Spring Activities to do in the District!

As the school year comes to end and summer approaches, make sure to have some fun before finals season!

As the weather begins to warm up, here are some exciting activities to do in DC! Take a Hike! Get into the great outdoors by taking a hike at Rock Creek Park or Theodore Roosevelt Island. Also, Nat…

Interested in staying in DC over the summer? Join the CAS Peer Advisors and RHA in the Battelle Atrium to learn all abou...
04/05/2018

Interested in staying in DC over the summer? Join the CAS Peer Advisors and RHA in the Battelle Atrium to learn all about staying in the District! Learn all and talk with your peer advisor about taking summer classes, finding a summer internship, living in DC over the summer, and more!

Free food will be provided.

APRIL 18 | 6PM |BATTELLE ATRIUM

Spend your Sunday morning applying to be a CAS Peer Advisor! Applications close after 5pm on March 2!
02/25/2018
Apply to Become a Peer Advisor

Spend your Sunday morning applying to be a CAS Peer Advisor! Applications close after 5pm on March 2!

The main responsibilities of a CAS Peer Advisor include, but are not limited to: advising on course selection, general education requirements, university requirements, and choosing a major; providing references to campus resources; and assisting in pre-registration activities.

The main responsibilities of a CAS Peer Advisor include, but are not limited to: advising freshmen and sophomores (mainl...
02/21/2018

The main responsibilities of a CAS Peer Advisor include, but are not limited to: advising freshmen and sophomores (mainly undecided) on course selection, general education requirements, university requirements, and choosing a major; providing references to campus resources; and assisting in pre-registration activities including walk-in appointments, workshops, campus outreach, and preparation for registration clearance. Peer Advisors serve as an additional unit of academic support for CAS undergraduates in the Academic Advising Office.

Applications Due March 2! Apply Today!
https://www.american.edu/cas/advising/apply.cfm

Join us today at noon to learn more about the CAS Peer Advising Team!
02/19/2018

Join us today at noon to learn more about the CAS Peer Advising Team!

Join the #iamCAS campaign! The CAS Peer Advising team wants to hear your story. Send a picture and short description of ...
02/16/2018

Join the #iamCAS campaign! The CAS Peer Advising team wants to hear your story.

Send a picture and short description of what you study! Check out our previous posts to see past contributors!

Interested in becoming a peer advisor? Join us tomorrow morning to learn more!
02/13/2018

Interested in becoming a peer advisor? Join us tomorrow morning to learn more!

Apply to be a 2018-2019 CAS Peer Advisor!
02/08/2018

Apply to be a 2018-2019 CAS Peer Advisor!

Snacks and Major Games! We’re here till 2pm today!
02/07/2018

Snacks and Major Games! We’re here till 2pm today!

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