The Office of New Student Orientation is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic candidates who exemplify the IUP spirit.
Peer advisors will serve as peer educators, group facilitators, performers, resource persons, role models, and ambassadors for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Note: This opportunity becomes available only in October/November of each year.)
Summer Orientation is the process of assisting new students through the transition necessary for a successful collegiate experience. Peer advisors facilitate this process by providing new students with an introduction to the campus and its resources, assisting them with placement testing and registration, and acting as representatives of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Selection to become a peer advisor is an honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Each year, the Office of New Student Orientation selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate student leaders to assist with implementing university orientation programs.
Employment opportunities will be available for some peer advisors in the Major and Career Exploration Center during the 2017–18 academic year.
Students must demonstrate an interest in working with new students and parents from a variety of backgrounds. Peer advisors are selected on the basis of previous work experiences, knowledge of IUP, interpersonal and communication skills, leadership, scholarship, enthusiasm, and creativity. Final selection of the peer advisors is made after enrollment and completion of DVST 250 in the spring semester. Additionally, students should possess a warm and friendly personality and maintain a high level of visibility, approachability, and a willingness to follow a prescribed standard.
Compensation includes a stipend of $2,200 (less applicable taxes). In addition, peer advisors are provided with housing in the residence hall, meals for the program duration, and Summer Orientation t-shirts.
Applications must be completed online or returned to the Office of New Student Orientation, 212C Pratt Hall, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016. To download the application from the Web, go to the Orientation employment link.
Required with the application are two reference forms. The individuals providing the references should return the forms to the Office of New Student Orientation by Friday, November 4, 2016. Please refer below for a timeline of when all materials should be completed or returned.
Selection Process Timeline 2016
(for summer 2017 Orientation)
Interim Director for Orientation
Office of New Student Orientation
212C Pratt Hall
Remember: To be a peer advisor, you must enroll in DVST 250 offered Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. during the spring semester. Please keep that time slot available in your class schedule.