Advising a Recognized Student Organization is an opportunity to interact with SDSU students outside of the classroom setting. An Advisor-advisee relationship is one that touches students’ lives on a different level and gives students the opportunity to get to know faculty/staff members as “real” people. These relationships may even lead to life-long mentoring.
Advising will give you the opportunity to make a difference in the community, keeping up to date on campus events, building community both on and off campus, and having fun helping students enhance their college experience. An Advisor walks a fine line between leading an organization and giving the organization the ability to lead itself. Seeing students develop new skills and grow as individuals and as a group is another example of the benefits of advising.
Like most activities, you get out of it what you put in. By being an active Advisor the benefits of interacting with student organizations can be limitless. Utilize this opportunity as an Advisor to learn something new about the students in the organization and about yourself.