DUS NSO Peer Adviser

DUS Peer Advisers for 2019

Summer NSO Peer Advising Position

The DUS Summer Peer Adviser team will play an important role in helping to promote a positive awareness of the exploratory educational experience and well-informed decision making before entering colleges/majors.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide instruction and guidance to incoming first-year students enrolling in summer and fall courses using LionPATH
  • Greet and check-in students, parents, and family members upon their arrival to the afternoon DUS College Advising Meeting
  • Assist DUS advisers with NSO presentations for students and/or family members
  • Assist with other areas of NSO as needed
  • Actively engage with students and their families while providing information, instruction, and a welcoming atmosphere
  • Maintain student confidentiality

All applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • communication skills
  • strong leadership skills
  • professionalism
  • knowledge of the University's academic structure and student resources
  • an ability to work well with others

Important Dates

  • DUS Peer Advisers must be available for all training days (May 13–15 and May 18–19) and all NSO programs (May 21–July 21)
  • DUS Peer Advisers will be scheduled to work from 1:00–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during NSO
    • Peer Advisers are able to take summer classes outside of these work hours
  • Additional employment opportunities are available from August 17–20.

Application Process

To apply, submit a cover letter and current resume online through the Penn State job website. Review of materials will begin in February and will continue until position is filled.


Compensation starts at $10.00/hour.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Develop/improve public speaking skills
  • Opportunity to network with DUS advisers and university staff
  • Gain leadership experience


Questions can be  directed to Tanja St. Pierre at txs181@psu.edu or Rebekka Kuhn at rcs5081@psu.edu