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Peer Advising

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 pick classes, provide information on academic policies and procedures, assist with registration needs, general education courses, waitlist procedures, and make appropriate referrals to campus resources. They also provide advising based on their experiences as students at UL. Peer advisors hold drop-in and appointment hours. In addition to their advising duties, peer advisors may hold various on campus advising events. 

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).
o Note: Must have attended at least 2 semesters at UL by the time the position begins in fall 2022.
• 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 2022 and future 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.

Become a Peer Advisor
Application Requirements & Deadline


To be considered for a Peer Advisor position, you must submit:
• 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 emailed directly to kelee@louisiana.edu

• Resume

• Complete your application and submit all items no later than Sunday, April 24th, for review. Application packets submitted late or lacking any of the components will not be considered.

 

Peer Advisor Application

REMINDERS:

  • Submission Deadline:  April, 24th.
  • 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 emailed directly to kelee@louisiana.edu.

 

Academic Success Center

2022 - 2023 Peer Advisor Application

We know you may not have specifics, yet, but please provide us an overview of your availability for fall 2022. Indicate the days and times you are available below. Peer Advising will take place during the following hours M-Th 8:00am – 4:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm. *Note: Individual peer advisor schedules may vary.