PEER ADVISING

Mentorship, Scholarship, Leadership

MENTORS

Peer advisors help students make connections and engage with the UConn community.

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 mentor and advise first year business students but the student 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)

  • Mentor a cohort of first year business students
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring and advising to students, using your own experiences to build meaningful connections
  • Assist students in identifying and utilizing appropriate resources at UConn
  • Facilitate opportunities for diverse students to connect and find their UConn School of Business community
  • Present workshops throughout the year
  • Act as representatives of the School of Business at events
  • Finesse your own leadership and communication skills
  • Help shape the experience for future students
  • Mentor a cohort of first year international business students
  • Co-teach a UNIV 1800 section for international students in the Fall
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring and advising to students using your own experiences to build meaningful connections
  • Assist students in identifying and utilizing appropriate resources at UConn
  • Facilitate opportunities for diverse students to connect and find their UConn School of Business community
  • Present workshops throughout the year
  • Finesse your own leadership and communication skills
  • Help shape the experience for future students

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted each year 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 be in good academic standing according the School of Business Scholastic Standing Requirements
  • Must be entering third year or later (or equivalent) in Fall 2023.  For regional campus applicants students entering their third year or above are preferred but students entering their second year can apply.
  • For International PA's fluency in a foreign language is a plus!

Work Specifications:

  • Successful applicants (Storrs only) must be available for training on Mondays, 2-3:30pm for the Spring 2023 semester.
  • For Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Peer Advisors will be expected to work 8-10 hours per week.
  • Students are expected to be available to work in person in the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters on their assigned campus.
  • 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 $13.75 per hour.

Step 1 - Written Application

October 24-November 28, 2022 (deadline has been extended from November 14th)

  • Review position descriptions
  • Apply using the online application below
  • The application includes short answer questions and a résumé

Step 2 - In Person Interviews

December 5-9, 2022

  • After written applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for a live interview
  • Interviews will be in person for all Storrs applicants, regional campus applicants will be interviewed virtually
  • Applicants will be interviewed by Office of Undergraduate Advising Staff and current Peer Advisors

Step 3 - Training

January-May 2023

  • Students selected for the positions will be expected to participate in training during the Spring 2023 semester in preparation for beginning work in Fall 2023.  Training for Storrs PAs will occur Mondays, 2-3:30pm throughout the Spring semester.  Successful applications MUST be available for Spring training.
  • Training hours are paid at the hourly rate for Peer Advisors ($13.75/hour).
  • Regional campus Peer Advisor training will occur throughout the Spring semester in consultation with the staff on those campuses.