Academic Advising aims to promote positive outcomes in MGSHSS students by supporting them through their journey at LUMS. It incorporates faculty, students and administrators who give both academic and non-academic guidance. MGSHSS advising works in tandem with the newly introduced online advising system to offer three layers of advising support. Staff academic advisors are always available to help students during enrollment periods and to respond to their academic needs. Faculty advisors offer two mandatory one-on-one meetings with the students each academic year. Apart from these mandatory meetings, students can set up appointments and discuss their academic progress, work planning charts and social adjustment issues. In addition, the Dean’s office trains Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) for first year and sophomore classes. These PALs act as the first point of contact for students and work closely with the main advising staff in providing peer to peer advising.
“ Hello, I’m Rimsha and I’m serving as a Peer Advisor to first year students for the year 2019-20. The PAL program is an incredible resource that helped me in my freshman and sophomore years, and that continues to help new students today. For a first year student at LUMS, words like “Zambeel”, “LMS ”
“ Not only have I immensely enjoyed being a PAL, I have found it to be an exhilarating learning opportunity for myself also. Being a current student here, I am not only relatable to our day to day crises, but feel that I can prevent my advisees from making common mistakes unknowingly. To this day, I ”
“ Work as a PAL has been a wonderful experience for me. I have learnt student leadership, mentor-ship and empathy from my interaction with my advisees and I hope to maintain the bond we have created between us. ”
“ I came to LUMS as a clueless individual; however, soon I found my LUMS family but I saw people struggling to make meaningful relations. It evoked in me a desire to help my peers and as a peer advisor I helped my peers unleash their potential. They left a part of themselves in me and I will always ”
“ “Working as a Peer Advising Leader has been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of my life. Being a current student at LUMS, I could relate very much to my advisees because of the similar situations I have been through. This position not only allowed me to guide my advisees every ”
“ Peer Mentorship opportunity provided me with an experience I can cherish for my lifetime. I got to meet a diverse set of people as my mentees and learnt quite a lot from them. This interaction was not just based on guiding them through their academic trajectory but it furthered into becoming a very ”
“ "I was entrusted with the position of Peer Advising Leader in my senior year which required me to proactively guide and assist 14 sophomores by answering common student questions regarding course planning, enrollment, majors/minor declarations and social and personal life dilemmas. Ultimately, I ”