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 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 be in good academic standing according the School of Business Scholastic Standing Requirements
  • Must be entering third year or later (or equivalent) in Fall 2021
  • For International PA's fluency in a foreign language is a plus!

Work Specifications:

  • For Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Peer Advisors will be expected to work 8-12 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 $12.75 per hour

Step 1 - Written Application

February, 2-April 12, 2021

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

Step 2 - In Person Interviews

Late April

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

Step 3 - Training

Pre-Fall Semester/Late August

  • Students selected for the positions will be expected to participate in training before the Fall semester begins.