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Peer Advisor Blog Posts

Peer advising provides non-academic advice and personal student perspectives about life and learning at MBKU in an informal way to all students in the first academic year. Peer advising is the student complement to academic advising provided by faculty advisors and University Student Affairs. New students will gain informed student perspective that is based on their Peer Advisor’s personal experience within their program, along with formal training.

Peer Advisors are students in the second academic year who are committed to academic excellence and student leadership. They show strong commitment to helping new students make the transition from undergraduates to informed, successful professional students who will be responsible for their academic goals and professional growth.

Peer Advice: Best Places to Eat in the Area

If you’re a foodie like me, you’re probably wondering where the best places to eat are.

I have crafted a list of foods that are both close to campus and a little further from campus (~20 min) to help you with your restaurant decisions!

Hana Maru Sushi - Downtown Brea

I’ve had a few places in the area already but Hana Maru Sushi in downtown brea is hands down my favorite. Their sushi is always super fresh and the price is pretty hard to beat. My one complaint is that service can be pretty slow during peak hours since they usually only have 2 servers.

Peer Advice: Places to Study on Campus

Oh no! Classes are about to start, and you're wondering if there are any suitable study spaces on campus. Well, worry not! I'm here to help you explore some potential study spots at MBKU!

Finding the right place to study on campus is crucial as it can significantly enhance your performance. Fortunately, MBKU offers a range of spaces that you can utilize as study areas, and I'll provide a brief description of each location.

Peer Advice: Getting Cold Feet Before Grad School?

Now that you are set to attend the graduate school of your dreams, you may have found yourself listening to the tickling hum of doubt stirring up from your deep thoughts.

Did I deserve a spot in this class? Is becoming an optometrist, or pharmacist, or physician assistant really what I want to do for the rest of my life? Am I making the right choice to invest in these next couple of years of grueling education?

Peer Advice: New Friends? No Problem! A Mini Guide to Building Connections and Fostering Friendships

Starting your first year of optometry school, or any school for that matter, can be a bit daunting especially when you do not know anyone… yet!

In this blog post, I will go over a few ways you can make some new friends throughout the year and even connect with some of our great faculty and staff around campus.

Peer Advice: Boost Your Focus

When I was preparing to begin my journey at MBKU’s physician assistant program a year ago, one of the things I was most nervous for was the sheer amount of information, lectures, and studying that lie ahead of me.

As an incoming PA student, you’re repeatedly told that “PA school is like drinking from a fire hose”. This is not the most encouraging of images and I wondered if I was equipped to handle the load. It had been a while since I sat down and focused on studying for any extended period.