CAS Peer Advisor Positions Available for 2013-14
The College of Arts and Sciences is looking for new Peer Advisors for the 2013-14 academic year. If you are looking to get involved on campus and enjoy helping others, a CAS Peer Advisor position is right for you.
The main responsibilities of a CAS Peer Advisor include, but are not limited to: advising freshmen and sophomores (mainly undecided) on course selection, general education requirements, university requirements, and choosing a major. Peer Advisors also assist in pre-registration activities including: walk-ins, workshops, campus outreach, and preparation for registration clearance. Peer Advisors serve as an additional unit of academic support for CAS undergraduates in the Academic Advising Office (see application materials for more detailed information on Peer Advisor duties).
To be eligible for the position, you must, at the time of application:
- Have an AU GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have 30 or more credits and at least one full year completed at AU as a CAS student (interested first year students will be considered and should contact Alicia Mandac, Academic Counselor, at email@example.com before applying)
- Have past leadership experience and/or interest in counseling/advising
- Be available for training and shadowing during April 2013
- Have 8-10 hours per week availability for work during the 2013-14 academic year
- Be able to commit one academic year to the position (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Applications are due by Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Submit applications to Battelle 100 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-885-1085.
A complete application packet includes:
- Application: Print clearly or type using form provided below
- Resume: We encourage you to consult with the Career Center about developing a professional resume
- Short Answer Responses: See application materials for more information
- References: Two references are required. At least one professional reference. No personal references. Please use forms provided below.
All interested applicants should attend an information session to learn more about the position. Information sessions will be held on:
- Wednesday, February 13, 12-1:00 p.m., Battelle 130 (History Lounge)
- Tuesday, February 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Battelle 130 (History Lounge)
- Friday, March 1, 12-1:00 p.m., Battelle 130 (History Lounge)
The current CAS Peer Advisors will be available at each session to answer your questions.
Please download all necessary documents. Read through carefully and follow directions accordingly.
Visit the Peer Advisor page for additional information about the program.
Read what our current peer advisors have to say about their experience:
"I love working as a CAS Peer Advisor! As a senior, it’s great to be able to share my experiences from the past few years with new students. I’ve also had the opportunity to learn more about AU and explore departments in CAS outside my own areas of study. There’s a fantastic sense of community among the Peer Advisors and with the CAS advising staff that makes it a fun and exciting place to work. The program is flexible and allows us lots of opportunities to plan and organize new events and to use our individual strengths to enhance the program. It’s an interactive and engaging campus job. I’m so glad I became a Peer Advisor!"
—Emma Morgan, 2011-2012 CAS Peer Advisor