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Peer Advising

Peer Advising Application

2020 – 2021

 

What is a Peer Advisor?

A Peer Advisor serves as an additional unit of academic support for freshman and sophomore students in the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Peer advisors help students select classes, provide information on academic policies and procedures according to the University’s catalog, assist with registration questions and waitlist procedures, and make appropriate referrals to campus resources.  They also provide information and guidance based on their experiences as students at UL Lafayette.  Peer advisors hold drop-in and appointment hours and may participate in various on campus events representing the ASC.

Peer Advisor Expectations:
• Hold 10-12 office hours a week.
• Pay: $8.00/hour
• Attend mandatory trainings when scheduled.
• Be eager and willing to assist students with various questions or needs.
• Must display professionalism.
• Must show a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
• Must be open to learning and challenging yourself to grow.

Required Qualifications:
• Must be a current 2nd-year or higher UL student in good standing (not on any type of academic or disciplinary probation).
*Note: Must have attended at least 2 semesters at UL by the time the position begins in fall 2020.
• Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at time of application.
• If hired, must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA while on staff.
• Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) at UL for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong knowledge of own academic area and ability to learn and understand academic requirements.
• Ability to encourage academic success and to motivate self and others.
• Understanding and support of the goals and philosophies of the ASC.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to establish rapport with peers and students.
• Ability to serve as a role model demonstrating good judgment and ethical behavior.
• Ability to set a positive tone for interaction, demonstrating responsibility and respect for others’ rights, feelings, lifestyles, diverse backgrounds, and for personal and University property.
• Ability to work in a team and to be flexible.
• Ability to multi-task and problem-solve while providing exceptional customer service.
• Passion for helping students.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for a Peer Advisor position, the following items must be submitted no later than April 3, 2020 for review. Application packets submitted late or lacking any of the components below will not be considered.
 
•  Complete application form
•  One letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff/advisor at University at Lafayette that you have a direct relationship. The letter of recommendation can be submitted through the online form or emailed directly to kelee@louisiana.edu.
•  Submit resume
 

*Due to recent events, we understand communication with faculty, staff, or advisors may be delayed, therefore, the letter of recommendation may be submitted no later than April 10, 2020. The application form and resume’ must be submitted by April 3, 2020.

 

Deadline for submission:                             April 3, 2020

Deadline for letter of recommendation submission:      April 10, 2020