Peer advisors are an essential part of the Fox School of Business’ Center of Undergraduate Advising.
They provide the perspective of an upper-class student in the Fox School of Business. More importantly, peer advisors assist students’ transition into Temple University by sharing their strategies for academic success and knowledge of university resources.
Our peer advisors are recruited from amongst the brightest in the Fox School of Business, trained by the Center for Undergraduate Advising and mentored by an academic advisor. The peer advising program is coordinated by Karen Murtha and Allana Hooper within the Fox Center for Undergraduate Advising.
Peer advisors provide the following kinds of assistance to students:
To contact a Fox Peer Advisor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because it is a prestigious business school and because of the city it is located in. Philadelphia is AWESOME- make sure not only to take advantage of the resources Temple provides but to take advantage of the opportunities the city can give you.
What I Love about Fox: I love Fox because the faculty, staff and students are all willing to help you and there are numerous resources like CSPD that are only offered to Fox students...also our mascot is pretty awesome.
The coolest thing I've done: Answering this question for me is like trying to answer the question "who's your favorite band," I cannot choose just one, so here's a few -- I've fed a giraffe, recently I've been to 157 concerts in a year's time and I've swam with sting rays.
Why I chose Temple: The Fox School of Business has a prestigious reputation; I love the city and all that it has to offer. The campus is also close to home.
What I Love about Fox: There are so many opportunities including scholarships, internships, and networking events and this school has a helpful, intelligent, and friendly staff.
The coolest thing I've done: Living in San Diego for a year because it brought me out of my comfort zone, taught me so many life lessons, and is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen!
Major(s): Human Resource Management, Legal Studies
Why I chose Temple: I chose to go to Temple because it is diverse and I knew coming here would give me incredible opportunities for my future. I felt that I would be successful with a Temple degree.
What I Love about Fox: I love that I got the chance to take a variety of 1101 courses that really helped me understand the parts of business I did and did not want to focus on.
The coolest thing I've done: I would say the coolest thing I ever done was win the basketball tournament, City Six, my freshman year. It was an incredible experience I will never forget.
Major(s): International Business
Why I chose Temple: The diversity of the students and urban campus.
What I Love about Fox: The great advisors!
The coolest thing I've done: I dug to the middle of the earth; the details are confidential.
What I want to do after graduation: Work for a company which deals heavily with business in South Korea.
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2016
Major(s): Actuarial Science & Management Information Systems
Why I chose Temple: Initially entering Temple as an Actuarial Science major, I wanted to attend a school where I can strengthen and utilize my mathematical skills but also receive a well-rounded business education. The Fox School of Business appeared to be that perfect fit for me.
What I Love about Fox: I love all the professional development opportunities Fox offers. Almost every day there are recruiters that come to Fox to talk and get to know us, the students. Every time I speak to one of these recruiters or employees, I am building a network and strengthening my communication skills. These opportunities are invaluable.
The coolest thing I've done: The coolest thing I ever done was backpacking in New Mexico for two weeks! It was so much fun and probably one of the best experiences of my life!
What I want to do after graduation: I would love to attain a job where I can utilize my analytical, IT, and risk management skills that I am learning here at Temple.
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015
Major(s): Management Information Systems
Why I chose Temple: I decided to come to Temple University because it offers great opportunities in studying abroad and has a close connection with other countries.
What I Love about Fox: I love Fox School of Business because they have one of the top Management Information Systems programs and a great SPO.
The coolest thing I've done: Being hired as Fox Advisor!!!
Major(s): Risk Management & Insurance
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because I have always wanted to go to school while living in the city and of course attend the highly remarked Fox School of Business. The main reason is because I have heard nothing but positive feedback from alumni who had great college experiences here.
What I Love about Fox: Fox offer generous amounts of opportunities for student's professional growth. I am fortunate to be able to go to a school that will help me prepare for the workplace and to succeed in it.
The coolest thing I've done: When I was 14, I was able to travel to Taiwan and Vietnam with just my younger sister. It was scary figuring out where to go around the airports and deciding which planes to board. This was very confusing especially at that age and with no parental guidance for help. This thrilling experience fueled my interests in traveling. I got to visit many countries along the way such as Japan and Taiwan all by myself. We even stopped by Anchorage, Alaska!
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because it offered lots of opportunities for me to grow as a young adult. I lived in a small, rural town all my life and Temple offered me a place to not only get a great education but also experience culture and diversity at a large university in a big city.
What I Love about Fox: I love that Fox helps each of their students become professional business people that upon graduation are ready to take on the business world. Every day that I walk into Alter Hall I feel that I'm working towards my professional goals and everyone at Fox is there to help me.
The coolest thing I've done: I've been swimming ever since I've been able to walk and when I was in 7th grade I was able to attend a swim clinic with Olympic Silver medalist Eric Vendt, who placed second only to Michael Phelps in the 400 individual medley. I was able to swim with him and get individualized feedback from this amazing swimmer. He even told me that I had "a beautiful backstroke."
Major(s): Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate
Why I chose Temple: Temple is located in a city with many jobs to offer and it has a good track record of job placement.
What I Love about Fox: The SPOs are my favorite because it allows students to direct where they want their learning to go in the field they see themselves working.
The coolest thing I've done: Parasailed in St. Thomas
What I want to do after graduation: Work in the insurance industry and do real estate investing on the side.
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2015
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because of the diversity of the campus.
What I Love about Fox: I love the opportunities and experiences offered.
The coolest thing I've done: The coolest thing I’ve ever done is snorkeling in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
What I want to do after graduation: I hope to get my CPA license and work for the IRS.
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because I wanted to transfer somewhere entirely different from where I came from. Temple is so fast paced and I always find something new to do to keep myself busy!
What I Love about Fox: : I love all of the opportunities that Fox gives me to be able to network with other students, business professionals, and potential employers. Not every business school places such an emphasis on networking and building your professional image like the Fox School of Business does.
The coolest thing I've done: The coolest thing I have ever done was travel across the country when I was only 12 years old. I have been to almost every single state including New York, Oregon, and even Texas.
Major(s): Marketing, International Business
Why I chose Temple: I knew I was interested in business so I started looking at the Fox School of Business because it has a good reputation. I visited Temple's campus and I enjoyed it very much. I realized I prefer to go to college in a city and I thought the Fox School and Temple were a good fit for me.
What I Love about Fox: What I love about the Fox School of Business is there are always opportunities to network, expand one’s experiences and improve on one’s business and social skills.
The coolest thing I've done: The coolest thing I have ever done is study abroad in Rome, Italy for the summer of my freshman year. It is the greatest experience of my life.
What I want to do after graduation: I want to work in marketing promotions or advertising at an advertising agency that exposes me to the entertainment industry.
Major(s): Business Management (Soon to be Entrepreneurship)
Why I chose Temple: There are several reasons why I chose Temple. I love the city atmosphere and how it's a fast paced type of school. There are so many different things to get involved in from clubs, to sports, and even things to do in the city. I want to start my own charity after college and Temple has given me the opportunity to have leadership opportunities with lots of community service organizations so I can more easily curtail the type of charity I want to start.
What I Love about Fox: The Fox School of Business is beautiful and a great place to learn and meet great people. Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have been very involved and there are many amazing outlets to do things you love to do. From Student Professional Organizations, to connections with big businesses, Fox has the perfect mixture of professionalism with the community atmosphere.
The coolest thing I've done: The coolest thing I've ever done so far is having been a part of the Fox School of Business Living Learning Community (LLC). I have made such amazing friends through the LLC and memories that will last a lifetime.
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because from the moment I set foot on campus I just wanted to stay here.
What I Love about Fox: I love all the opportunities that are available to me.
The coolest thing I've done: I rode an elephant and held a baby lion in Thailand.
What I want to do after graduation: I would love to own a gym some day.
Major(s): Actuarial Science & Jazz Performance (Music)
Why I chose Temple: I decided to go to Temple because I wanted to be at a large university that could offer its students access to a lot of different resources; Temple has more than exceeded this expectation. I also liked the fact that Temple had many different majors that I could choose from (just in case I wanted to change my mind about what major I wanted to graduate in)!
What I Love about Fox: Fox offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved to jump-start their professional development. I feel that I have grown a great deal since entering Fox.
The coolest thing I've done: Took a helicopter to walk on top of the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska!
What I want to do after graduation: Eventually work as an actuarial consultant, and continue to grow both as a professional & a person.
Why I chose Temple: I chose Temple because of the broad range of majors and minors that are offered, as well as the location and how diverse the campus is. I also liked how involved Temple is with its surrounding community.
What I Love about Fox: I love all of the resources available at Fox, the business foundation you receive, and being a peer advisor! The staff encourages students to do community service, become involved in SPO's, develop professionally, and network. Not to mention, the academic advisors are so helpful.
The coolest thing I've done: The coolest thing I've ever done was work for the EPA for one summer when I was in middle school.
What I want to do after graduation: Obtain my CPA license and become an accountant for a company.
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