Friday, October 03, 2008

Peer Advising Internship

From the Advising Center:

• Have you discovered what it takes to succeed in college?
• Do you find yourself helping other students select classes, choose a major or utilize campus resources?
• Do you want to learn more about the resources and opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh so that you can make the most of your time here?
• Would you like to work next summer as a peer advisor to incoming freshmen?

If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the Arts and Sciences Advising Center peer advisor internship for the spring term (2094). You will gain a broad range of knowledge about University programs and resources, learn more about the advising process, and develop leadership and communication skills. This is a two-credit internship which can lead to summer employment as a peer advisor in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Time Commitment: Formal training is every Wednesday (during spring term) from 3 – 5 p.m. In addition, five flexible hrs/week will be spent visiting campus resources, working on specific projects and performing various tasks related to the Advising Center’s functions.

Academic Component: Interns will read articles, write journal essays and complete an approved final project, paper, or portfolio.

Summer Employment: Students who successfully complete the internship will be eligible to apply for employment as peer advisors. Peer advisors work with incoming freshmen and their families during the summer PittStart sessions. The peer advisor position includes approximately 23 PittStarts (eight- hour workdays) from May through August. Also, there is a mandatory two-day intensive training in May.

Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and be available to work during the summer PittStart sessions.

Application Process: Applications are available at the A&S Advising Center (201 Thackeray Hall) or on line at . Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so we urge you to apply as soon as possible.


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