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Become a Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors for the 2014-2015 academic year have already been selected. Keep checking back for open positions.

Job Description

Peer Advisors (PAs) are upperclassmen, undergraduate students who have successful academic records, possess strong leadership skills, and are knowledgeable of the university's resources. They serve to support students with matters related to advisement and registration, including the explanation of degree requirements, the use of online tools such as NYITConnect, and the future planning of their coursework.

Under the guidance of the Advising and Enrichment Center Coordinator, Peer Advisors will:

  • Closely monitor and communicate consistently with students. Communication will be via phone, e-mail, and face-to-face meetings throughout the academic year.
  • Hold regular office hours: approximately 4 hours per week; (10 hours per week during peak advisement and registration periods). During office hours, Peer Advisors will assist students with advisement and other duties as assigned.
  • Work during the summer to assist during Placement Exam and Orientation dates (exceptions may be made for students who are unable to work during the summer).
  • Provide appropriate referrals based on students’ needs.
  • Be available to assist the Advising and Enrichment Center in department activities and events as related to the position.
  • Collaborate with fellow peer advisors to develop and conduct advising related workshop(s).
  • Convey major-specific information including, but not limited to:
    • Major requirements and core curriculum
    • Locating academic advisors within the student’s academic department
    • Reviewing degree requirements to develop an academic plan for graduation
    • Explanation of prerequisites and co-requisites
    • Reviewing pertinent information in the undergraduate catalog

Qualifications

  • Junior or Senior Status preferred; second-term sophomore may be considered
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Knowledge of NYIT policy and procedures
  • Understand the Advisement and Registration process thoroughly
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Commit to a full year of employment (Fall and Spring)

 

Application Process


Step 1

Step 2

  • Request a recommendation from a faculty or staff member.
    • Faculty and Staff: Once a student requests your recommendation, please complete an online recommendation to let us know if you think that he or she would be a successful Peer Advisor (note: you must log into your NYITConnect account to access the form).

Hiring and Training

  • Upon receipt of the documentation above, qualified candidates will be scheduled for an interview.
  • For the interview, candidates will be asked to prepare and present a plan that maps out their course schedule for each semester from now until graduation from NYIT.
  • There is a mandatory training in May and September. All Peer Advisors are required to attend all trainings.


If you have any questions, e-mail AEC@nyit.edu.

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