The more you make use of the services and programs at Queens College, the better your college experience will be. That principle guides QC’s peer counselors. These specially selected students will help you learn more about yourself and QC’s offerings, then clarify your choices and options. They are trained to talk with you about any concerns you might have in areas such as adjusting to college life, selecting a major, dropping a course, career choices, graduation requirements, and personal issues. Peer counselors are based in the College Counseling and Resource Center in Frese Hall.
Interested in becoming a peer counselor? You qualify if you are a lower sophomore and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Peer counselors take two mandatory courses in counseling and advising; a third course is optional. They also participate in off-campus training weekends.
QC offers a minor in Student Services and Counseling, designed for those interested in graduate work or employment in counseling, psychology, counselor education, teaching, communications, or social work.