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Although we are no longer hiring for these positions, we hire annually so keep us in mind!

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!

  • What is the Difference Between OSA/ASA Positions?

    Orientation Student Advisors (OSAs) work as a team to welcome new students and families to Western. They are positive role models and representatives of New Student Services/Family Outreach. OSAs lead orientation sessions for new students, share information about campus resources and services and answer impromptu questions about Western and the Bellingham area.

    Academic Student Advisors (ASAs) represent the Academic Advising Center. ASAs assist faculty advisors with academic advising and registration. 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.

    Page Updated 02.19.2016