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Peer Advising

Peer Advisors can help with:
  • Declaring a major
  • Assessing major progress
  • Deciding between the Psychology major and the Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience (BCN) major
  • Specific requirements of your major
  • Planning class schedules
  • Helping you find courses that suit your goals and interests
  • Mapping out a way to fit in all the courses you need to graduate
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Research & independent study opportunities in the department

Want to meet with a Peer Advisor? Click here for more information about how to get advising, including online and in-person options! 

We are no longer accepting Peer Advisor applications for 2024-25. The 2025-26 application will be posted here in January 2025.

Peer Advising is a paid position ($20/hr) and does not offer any academic course credit. Peer Advisors work in the Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office (1343 EH) and are supervised by the Psychology Undergraduate Program Manager. The Psych SAA office employs Peer Advisors to work during the fall and winter semesters. Peer Advisors are given extensive training before they begin advising students, and can be re-hired to work for multiple semesters. Peer Advisors are typically junior and senior students, and must be declared as Psychology or BCN Majors.

The Psychology SAA office anticipates hiring two new Peer Advisors for the 2024-25 academic year. Preferred applicants will have at least 4 more semesters remaining at UM.

The application process entails:

  • Submitting the Google application form and attaching your resume by the deadline. The next deadline will be in January 2025 and will be posted here. 
  • By invitation: Interview conducted by a current Peer Advisor and/or the Psychology Undergraduate Program Manager

If hired, new Peer Advisors will be required to:

  • Attend a Psychology Exploration event in March (exact day/time TBA), or watch a recording of the event if unable to attend
  • Shadow current Peer Advisors in March and/or April
  • Complete independent, online training modules in August
  • Attend online and/or in-person training in late August (must be able to come to campus in person)

Questions about becoming a Peer Advisor? Email

2023-24 Peer Advisors

Click here for more information about how to meet with a peer advisor. 

Patrick Eagen

Patrick Eagen is a senior from Avon,
Connecticut pursuing a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
(BCN). He is on the pre-med track and plans to apply to medical school after taking a gap year. Through his experience in various research labs on and off campus, Patrick has fostered a thorough interest in medical innovation in psychological and neurological treatments. In his free time, he enjoys staying active outdoors with his roommates and their dog.

Bella Gottlieb

Bella is a senior from Chicago, IL and is pursuing a degree in Psychology as well as
a minor in Gender and Health. Following her undergraduate studies, she plans to go straight to graduate school to pursue a Masters in Social Work and eventually become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She plans to one day work in a behavioral health center or healthcare setting. At Michigan, she has been a research assistant for the Psychopathology, Population Health, and Genetics Lab for over two years, and is also a member of the Psi Chi honors society. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, listening to music and podcasts, and spending time with friends.

Premma Mehta

Premma is a junior from London, England, pursuing a B.A. in both Psychology and Economics. She is particularly interested in decision-making and organizational psychology, but mostly enjoys learning about why we do what we do! In hopes of making the most out of her time at UM, she engages with a wide range of extracurriculars, primarily involving herself in the National Honor Fraternity and the LSA Mentorship Program. Outside of academics, Premma enjoys grabbing boba with friends, binge-watching sitcoms, taking photos with her digicam, and going on long walks.

Mai Tran

Mai Tran is a junior born in Hanoi, Vietnam and is pursuing a degree in Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience with plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical or Developmental Psychology. She is interested in researching issues related to child’s psychopathology and cross-cultural perspectives and frameworks on mental health issues. On campus, she is involved in Generation Mental Health, Active Minds, Psi Chi, and the LSA Opportunity Hub’s Mentorship Program. She has done research in multiple labs in high school and college, and is currently working as an interdisciplinary research intern at Seattle Anxiety Specialists, a psychiatry and therapy practice. In her free time, Mai enjoys reading, writing and exploring local restaurants.

Victoria Treder

Victoria is a junior from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, pursuing a BA in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Philosophy. She has a variety of interests in these fields, including clinical psychology research and mental health treatment, both of which she plans to pursue after graduation. On campus, Victoria is a research assistant for the Transitional and Developmental and the Child Resilience and Trauma laboratories, as well as Vice President of Administration for her sorority. She also interns with the University Center for the Child and Family through Rackham Graduate School. In her free time, Victoria volunteers for the Children's Literacy Network, writes for Mentality Magazine, and loves reading and spending time outdoors with friends.