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CBS Peer Advising

Prepare for your next advising appointment or get some of your academic questions answered with the CBS Peer Advisors.

Peer Advisors

CBS Peer Advisors are an initial resource to help you with advising questions. Some of the topics Peer Advisors can help you with include:

  • How to declare second majors/minors
  • Navigating class registration
  • How to read your APAS report
  • How to make a Graduation Planner
  • Create a class schedule in Schedule Builder
  • Preparing forms to meet with your CBS advisor

You can meet with a peer advisor in 3-104 MCB, or by calling CBS Student Services at (612) 624-9717.

Meet the 2015-16 CBS Peer Advisors


Kari Carlson
Name:
Kari Carlson
Major: Biochemistry and Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Year: Senior
Advice to first-year self in CBS: CBS is a small community of outstanding individuals; build good connections and utilize them to help yourself and others succeed. 


Megan Glait


Name: Megan Glait
Major: Neuroscience
Year: Junior
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Do not to over-stress about trying to figure everything out. It definitely just takes time to figure out the right majors and minors and future goals for you.


Kim Jeong
Name:
 Kim Jeong
Major: Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Year: Sophomore
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Take time to do something that you enjoy, even if it doesn't have anything to do with your future goals. 
 


Melissa Kruesel

Name: Melissa Kruesel
Major: Microbiology
Year: Junior
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Avoid comparing yourself to others. Yes, your peers and their accomplishments can motivate you to work harder, but make sure you're doing your best and not someone else's.

 


Bennet Olupo

Name: Bennet Olupo
Major: Biology and Spanish
Year: Junior
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Be poised. Too much of anything is a bad thing so try not to be too relaxed and try not to overthink things and stress yourself out. 
 


Sabrina Ratsamy

Name: Sabrina Ratsamy
Major: Biochemistry
Year: Junior
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Everyone is here to help you succeed! Use the resources the U/CBS has to offer and don't be afraid to ask questions!
 


Erin Schlotthauer

Name: Erin Schlotthauer
Major: Biology
Year: Junior
Advice to first-year self in CBS: It is ok to not know things sometimes and there are always people around to help when you feel stuck.  

 


Shontel Smith
Name:
 Shontel Smith
Major: Biology
Year: Sophomore
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Be open to all opportunities that come your way. There are so many people to meet and new things to try here at the University of Minnesota, don't hold back!


Hanna Tillman
Name:
Hanna Tillman
Major: Biochemistry
Year: Freshman
Advice to first-year self in CBS: Keep on top of your classes and prioritize studying, but also remember that the time you're here is going to fly bye, so don't forget to make some friends and memories along the way!