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  Why Should I Be a Student Advisor?

Student Advisors serve as representatives for Western Washington University, New Student Services/Family Outreach, and the Academic Advising Center. As an Student Advisor, you will have the opportunity to:

      * Develop collaborative leadership skills,
      * Expand your knowledge of campus and community resources,
      * Enjoy a fun, diverse and dynamic team environment,
      * Engage with new students and families of Western,
      * Gain/strengthen customer service and presentation skills,
      * ...and more!

  How to choose OSA or ASA?

Orientation Student Advisors (OSAs) work as a team to welcome new students and families to Western and represent the New Student Services/Family Outreach office. OSAs lead orientation sessions for new students, share information about campus resources and services, and dialogue with students and family members about the personal, academic and social transition to the Western community and Bellingham area.

Academic Student Advisors (ASAs) represent the Academic Advising Center. ASAs assist faculty advisors with academic advising and course registration via group presentation and one on one advising. ASAs present important advising information, work with students to develop class schedules, and answer advising and registration questions.

Both OSAs and ASAs work collaboratively as a team to facilitate check-in, answer questions and provide information. They differ in training and expertise. OSAs focus on campus resources, along with student and family transitions to the university setting. ASAs focus on academic advising and the course registration process. While you are only able to hold one of the positions over the summer, you are welcome to apply to both positions!


Applications received by 12pm (noon) on Monday, February 5th will receive priority in review. The positions are opened until filled.

Applications are completed online via this website. If you need to request the application in an alternative format, please contact the New Student Services/Family Outreach office at 360.650.3846.

Page Updated 01.25.2018