Office: Battelle-Tompkins 164 CASPeerAdvisors@american.edu Ph: 202-885-3092
Hrs: Vary each semester; available on a walk-in and appointment basis
CAS Peer Advisor Positions Available for 2016-17
The College of Arts and Sciences is looking for new Peer Advisors for the 2016-17 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; providing references to campus resources; and assisting in pre-registration activities including walk-in appointments, 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 "2016-17 Peer Advisor Application Information" 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*
Have past leadership experience and/or interest in counseling/advising
Be available for training and shadowing during April 2016**
Have 8-10 hours per week availability for work during the 2016-17 academic year
Be able to commit one academic year to the position (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
Demonstrate sensitivity to student confidentiality and ability to uphold federal guidelines
*Interested first year students will be considered and should contact Grace Cassidy, Interim Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org before applying
**Students studying abroad Spring 2016 are eligible to apply; special training opportunities can be arranged
Applications are due by Thursday, March 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Follow the directions below to correctly submit all materials. A complete application includes:
Application: You are required to submit the application with all basic information. You will not be able to return and edit this form, so be prepared to answer all questions and submit in one sitting. You will also be asked to upload pdfs of your resume and responses to the short answer questions.
Resume: We encourage you to consult with the Career Center about developing a professional resume.
Short Answer Questions: Download questions using "Short Answer Questions" link; please type responses and submit with your application. *If you have previously applied for the peer advisor position, please contact Grace Cassidy (email@example.com) for your short answer questions.