The Leavey School of Business welcomes the 2013-2014 Peer Advising Executive Board! These experienced student Peer Advisors help the Undergraduate Business Office manage the Peer Advising program. The Executive Board members for the upcoming academic year are Ashlyn Iwatani, Jessica Snyder, Nicole (Niki) Lugtu, and Carolyn Sucha.
The Peer Advising program pairs incoming students with an upper-classman advisor to help answer academic and social questions that new students may have. Peer Advisors work in conjunction with Faculty Advisors to help students smoothly transition to life in the business school. The upcoming 2013-2014 academic year will have 27 Peer Advisors, including the four Executive Board members, to help transition new students.
In addition to scheduled meetings with students, the Peer Advisors hold weekly drop-in hours. Every quarter, a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate is held for those students who dropped in to utilize their Peer Advisors.
The 2013-2014 Peer Advising Executive Board Members:
Ashlyn Iwatani is a rising junior from Fremont, CA and is pursuing a major in Accounting. She served as a Peer advisor during her sophomore year.
Jessica Snyder is a rising senior Accounting major and Philosophy minor from San Jose, CA. She served as a Peer Advisor during the 2012-2013 academic year and is thrilled to be on the Executive Board for next year. Jessica also serves the Business school as an Accounting Peer Advisor, and is a member of the ACE business leadership program.
Nicole Lugtu is an Accounting & Information Systems rising senior from Manila, Philippines. She was a Peer Advisor during her sophomore year and studied abroad in London the Fall of her junior year. She loves Peer Advising immensely and is so grateful and excited to be back and a part of the 2013-2014 Executive Board! Aside from the Peer Advisor program, she is part of ACE and a Peer Leader in CLASP, two other very great programs of the Leavey School of Business!
Carolyn Sucha is a rising senior Accounting major and Economics minor from Modesto, CA. She has been a Peer Advisor for the past 2 years and cannot wait to be a member of the Executive Board this year! This will also be her first year serving as an Accounting Peer Advisor. Furthermore, she is in the Leavey Scholar program.