Mosse Peer Advisors

My primary role as a Mosse Peer Adviser has been to advise undergraduate students which is the most rewarding part of the job. Students come to me with questions about course, enrollment issues, opportunities to participate in various departmental activities, and above all, to confide in me the goals, hardships, and challenges. My goal in these sessions is to provide the most caring and thoughtful feedback I can.

Danielle Wais, 2015

George L. Mosse History Peer Advisors:

The George L. Mosse Peer Advisor program was established in 2004 as a collaboration between the Mosse Program and the UW History Department. Our Peer Advisors are advanced history majors trained in student services. Aly and Mingcong can respond to a wide variety of questions pertaining to the History major and studying at UW-Madison more broadly. They can also declare the History major.

George Mosse with Students in Madison
George Mosse with students, 1982 – superimposed with Peer Advisors, 2015

Peer Advisor Testimonials:

My job is fun, but I also think it’s important. The kind of help and advice Henry (the other peer advisor) and I give students makes a real difference in their experiences as history majors at the UW. In working with such a large and interesting pool of History majors, I’ve learned a lot about how to tailor my communication efforts to people’s specific needs. I’ve also learned a lot about how to get involved on campus, and how to encourage other students to plug in to all of the resources Madison has to offer.

– Zach Edin, 2008

Isaac lee, Scott Burkhardt, Yuka Shiotani, Alison Miron, Maren Harris
Isaac lee, Scott Burkhardt, Yuka Shiotani, Alison Miron, Maren Harris

Students come to my office with a variety of concerns, questions and aspirations and we work together to develop a plan to assure the best possible experience for them in the History program. This includes study abroad planning, enrollment questions, and my favorite, course planning. While most student have relatively straightforward needs, creating an effective plan for more complex circumstances is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of my work with students.

– Megan Ness, 2015

Every day, I see and experience the value of the Mosse Undergraduate Peer Advisor program. Whether I’m making course schedules with students, crunching numbers to ensure someone can graduate on time, recommending classes or discussing what someone can do with a History major, my belief that this program makes a difference is confirmed constantly by students’ praise, feedback and increased use of the advising resources offered by the History department.

– Catherine Diao, 2011

mosse in tshirt
2017: Mosse graphic to help promote History Club t-shirt.

Former Peer Advisors:

2019-2020
Mingcong Bai
Aly Long

2018-2019
Mingcong Bai
Sam Bertsch

2017-2018
Hannah Teller
Yiqi Yu

2016-2017
Yuka Shiotani
Alison Miron
Yiqi Yu

2015-2016
Josh Kluever
Yuka Shiotani

2014-2015
Megan Ness
Danielle Wais

2013-2014
Isaac Lee
Megan Ness

2012-2013
Anna Chotzen
Bryce Luttenegger
Colin Rohm
Crescentia Stegner-Freitag

2011-2012
Anna Chotzen
Cate McCraw

2010-2011
Catherine Diao
Nicole (Nikki) Schneider

2009-2010
Catherine Diao
Henry Weiner

2008-2009
Zachary (Zack) Edin
Farha Tahir

2007-2008
Carolyn Arena
Emily Schmitt

2006-2007
Andrew Rima
Emily Schmitt

2005-2006
Ben Herman

2004-2005
Ben Herman