Tag Archives: Student Peer Advisors

Roadtrip TONIGHT 7-9PM! [SPA Event]

20 Feb

Reasons why YOU should attend tonight’s SPA ROADTRIP:

1. There’s nothing like free burritos to bring people together.

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2. Wednesday is a great day for comfort food, especially when it’s free and prepared for you

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3. You can meet our SPA, UHP overachievers just like you to help with your #honorsproblems

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4. Or, you can bond with the SPA that relate to your procrastination style

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5. You may get to see this face*

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Come to the UHP Townhouse tonight from 7-9pm for free food, SPA advising, and the chance to win eternal happiness by breaking the piñata!

*William will not be in attendance – babies and burritos don’t mix. Also, he has plans with the Obamas.

Apply to be a Student Peer Advisor!

5 Feb

Student Peer Advisors (SPA) are dedicated to serving the UHP community by planning events, actively engaging with current and prospective UHP students, and representing the UHP as a whole. If you’re interested in taking control of your UHP experience and helping others succeed, consider applying to become a SPA! SPA members help fellow students with course selection, conflict resolution, time management and extracurriculars as well as provide a student perspective of the UHP to prospective students and parents.

New applicants should use this form

Returner applicants should use this form

Think you’re interested? Make sure to apply soon! The application deadline is this Friday, February 8th at 5:00pm. Applications should be submitted by email to uhpspa@gwu.edu with the subject line “SPA Application.” Please forward all questions regarding the application process to Eleanor Aldous (ealdous@gwmail.gwu.edu.). Decisions will be announced on March 4th.

Vermeer believes in you even if you don’t have a pearl earring. Apply for SPA today!

Want to get more involved with the UHP?

24 Jan

You’re in luck – we’re looking for our next batch of Student Peer Advisors!

Student Peer Advisors (SPA) are dedicated to serving the UHP community by assisting fellow UHP students, meeting prospective students, and representing the UHP as a whole. If you’re interested in leadership opportunities, events, and more UHP quality time, consider applying to become a SPA! SPA members help fellow students with course selection, conflict resolution, time management and extracurriculars as well as provide a student perspective of the UHP to prospective students and parents.

New applicants should use this form

Returner applicants should use this form

Think you’re interested? Make sure to apply soon! The application deadline is Friday, February 8th at 5:00pm. Applications should be submitted by email to uhpspa@gwu.edu with the subject line “SPA Application.” Please forward all questions regarding the application process to Eleanor Aldous (ealdous@gwmail.gwu.edu.). Decisions will be announced on March 4th.

 

Ice Skating in Georgetown [SPA Event]

26 Nov

Winter is coming. You might be quaking in your boots, scared of hats, mittens, gloves, and frostbite. But never fear, your SPA are here to help you make the best out of winter. Think of all the good things winter brings: snow, hot chocolate, and ice skating.

Yeah, I just said ICE SKATING! A brand new ice skating rink is opening up in Georgetown so come help us ring in winter in style on NOVEMBER 30th. We will meet in the Ivory Basement near Dunkin Donuts at 6:00. It is only $9 to skate and we are going to get dinner after too because it doesn’t get better than ice skating and food. Brian, Siddhi and Rachel hope to see you there!

Choose Your Own Adventure: The 4-Year Plan

30 Sep

You’re the Star! 879 Thrilling Endings! Will you double major in Political Science and Spanish? Or will you study abroad for a year and minor in Jazz Studies? As you navigate through GW’s course selection and options for majors and minors, remember that your 4-year plan is entirely dependent on what you want. Which direction will you choose? Whether you want to graduate in three years, study abroad twice, take on five different minors or give the premed requirements a shot, turn to none other than your SPA. 

In addition to completing a 4-year plan (or two, or three…) already, Student Peer Advisors have experience crafting their 4-year plans into living documents that detail their academic goals. If you need any help organizing or brainstorming for your own plan, don’t hesitate to contact the SPA paired with your Origins class or email the SPA account at uhpspa@gwu.edu.

In the meantime, check out this example from UHPer Jenny Hamilton. If excel isn’t your style, try color-coding. UHPers love color-coding. If all else fails, show up to your 4-year plan advising appointment with an interpretive dance. I’m sure Liz would love that.

Four Year PlanFour Year Plan Continued

Note: I am not responsible for any interpretive dance choreography. Consider this a lesson in skepticism.