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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: Tips to Prepare for Graduate School

Welcome all – first and foremost congratulations!

Embarking on the journey of a graduate student is an exhilarating yet challenging experience. While school can be demanding, remember to enjoy this amazing time in your life and make the most of it. Here are some tips and experiences that have helped me navigate school, and I hope it helps you too. 

1. Set Realistic Expectations

Peer Advice: Tips to Manage Commuting in Grad School

If you are a local living near the Orange County area, commuting to MBKU is a great money-saving alternative to renting housing near campus!

After living on-campus at UC Irvine during undergrad, I decided to commute during my first year at MBKU since my family lives in Riverside (about 30 minutes without traffic). Commuting allowed me to spend more time practicing my clinical skills, making friends with classmates, attending club meetings, exploring the local area, and doing lots of studying.

Peer Advice: Experiencing Different Cultures Through Food

Hello, MBKU Class of 2027! I am so happy to welcome you here.

Whether you are from the area, out of state, or out of the country, we know California is a melting pot of different cultures. Some that we may or may not be familiar with. As graduate students, we don’t have much time to explore the cultures we are surrounded by. I believe the best way to experience a culture is through food, and Fullerton and Orange County provide some of the best cultural exposure. So give yourself a break, grab a friend, and experience a new culture at one of these fantastic restaurants:

Peer Advice: The Importance of Dismissing Undergraduate Perceptions to Foster Success in Graduate School

Congratulations and welcome to MBKU! Starting graduate school can be scary but making some minor changes to your old study habits can go a long way!

You have left undergraduate school and have finally entered into the final educational stage of your career! However, since you have never been tested on graduate school material before, you have no idea how to study. Should you do everything you used to do or should you change up the way you used to study?