PEER ADVISING

Mentorship, Scholarship, Leadership

MENTORS

Peer advisors help new students successfully transition into the School of Business.

SCHOLARS

Peer advisors are high achieving and academically innovative students.

LEADERS

Peer advisors are dynamic leaders in the School of Business and UConn communities.

TWO POSITIONS, ONE GOAL

The Office of Undergraduate Advising has two peer advising positions. Both positions primarily advise first year business students and assist them in developing academic plans and engaging with the School of Business but the students populations the positions work with are different.

Peer Advisors

Advise cohorts of first year business students (all campuses)

International Peer Advisors

Advise cohorts of first year international business students (Storrs only)

Advise cohort of  first year business students
Provides advising to upper class students on an as-needed basis
Co-present advising workshops
Assist with Open Advising Hours
Present topical workshops throughout the year
Assist with Open Houses
Maintain regular office hours in the Office of Undergraduate Advising
Assist with special projects as needed
See full Peer Advisor job description here!
Advise cohort of  first year international business students
Co-teach UNIV 1800 section for international students in the Fall
Assist with International Orientation in August
Plan and implement events for international students
Assist with Open Advising Hours
Maintain regular office hours in the Office of Undergraduate Advising
Assist with special projects as needed
See full International Peer Advisor position description here!

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted every Spring semester for students wishing to become Peer Advisors the following academic year.

Position Specifics

Both positions require the same qualifications and have the same work specifications.

Application Process

Applying is a multi-step process and all dates are subject to change.

Qualifications:
Must be a current undergraduate business student
Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Must have completed at least two full time terms in the School of Business and 54 credits prior to Fall 2020 (requirement flexible for regional campus Peer Advisors)
Commitment to the position for Spring 2020-Spring 2021
For International PA's fluency in a foreign language is a plus!
Work Specifications:
For Spring 2020 new PAs will be excepted to work approximately 3-5 hours per week
New hires on the Storrs campus must be available Mondays 3-5pm in Spring 2020 for training
For Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Peer Advisors will be expected to work 8-10 hours per week
Due to the cyclical nature of the school year some times are busier than others and will require more hours or less hours
Peer advisors are paid an hourly rate of $10.85 per hour

Step 1 - Written Application

October 14-November 4, 2019 (Storrs application)

TBD (Regional application)

  • Review position descriptions
  • Apply using online application below - both positions use the same application
  • The application includes short answer questions and a résumé

Step 2 - In Person Interviews

November 18-22, 2019 (Storrs)

TBD (Regional Campuses)

  • After written applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for an in person interview
  • Interviews include a brief presentation about your major
  • Applicants will be interviewed by Office of Undergraduate Advising Staff and current Peer Advisors

Step 3 - Hiring

December 2-13, 2019 (Storrs)

TBD (Regional campuses)

  • Students selected for the positions will be expected to begin training in Spring 2020
  • Training includes:
    • Attendance at training sessions (timing by campus)
      • Storrs applicants are expected to be available Mondays 3-5pm in Spring 2020, please plan registration accordingly
    • Attendance at Peer Advisor staff meetings
    • Job shadowing hours to observe and begin practicing advising skills

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