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Meet Angela Stanton '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Meet Angela Stanton '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor


Please state your School of Business major and graduation year.

I am currently a senior majoring in both Marketing & Advertising Management.

Why did you choose PSU?

I was born and raised in Portland and I love all of its diverse weirdness! After getting my Associates Degree at PCC I decided to transfer to PSU so I could gain valuable experience from a school with AACSB accreditation (the highest level of globally recognized accreditation in business management) and stay close to home.

Why did you choose to study Business over other majors?

Even before I declared my major I knew I wanted to be in the School of Business because I am interested in all aspects of business including accounting, marketing, and forecasting. I would like to continue on with graduate school and eventually start my own small business.

What made you want to be a Peer Advisor?

During my experience at PCC I realized that the field of academic and career advising is constantly evolving and not as intuitive as students would like it to be. This is what got me interested in applying for a peer advisor position. I really enjoy being in a position to help other students and find working in the SBA very rewarding.

Why should students seek express advising? What should they expect? How should they prepare?

Express advising is available for anyone seeking direction on course planning, graduation requirements, internships, career guidance, and other general questions. Express advising appointments are typically only 15 minutes and so it is very helpful if students print out a DARS report before the meeting and have questions prepared or forms filled out.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Because of the nature of the advertising field it is not so much about where I want to work but what kind of work I want to do. I see myself working in advertising as an account planner or as part of a creative team doing copywriting. I am interested in working at more of a boutique agency which will allow me the opportunity to contribute more and build my portfolio.

Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with a peer adviser.

To learn more about how you can become a peer adviser, visit our website.