DUS Peer Mentor

The DUS Peer Mentor 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. If you have any questions about the Peer Mentor position, please contact Courtney Karmelita at cec5032@psu.edu.

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
  • Maintain flexibility in a demanding, fast-paced work environment
  • 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

  • For five Wednesdays during the Spring semester there will be mandatory training from 4 to 5 p.m. If you are interested in this position, you should NOT schedule class during this time. Training will be paid.
  • As a peer mentor you will be required to assist with three Accepted Students Presentations during the spring semester.
  • New Student Orientation: May 7- July 20 (anticipated dates)
    • These dates include additional Peer Mentor summer training dates
    • Peer mentors will average 22.5 hours a week. The work day will be 12:30 until 5 p.m. each weekday. Peer mentors are able to take summer classes outside of these work hours.

Application Process

Please visit the psu.jobs site to submit your materials: https://psu.jobs/job/74237. As a part of your application, you will be asked to submit an up-to-date resume that includes your work history and campus involvement.

Interest Sessions

Date Time Location
September 18th 4 to 5 p.m. Grange Building Lobby
September 19th 4 to 5 p.m. Grange Building Lobby
September 20th noon to 1 p.m. Grange Building Lobby

All materials must be submitted online through the http://psu.jobs website. Application materials will be accepted until all positions are full, but preference will be given to applicants who have complete materials and are available for an interview prior to November 1, 2017.  Application materials submitted by any method other than the PSU Jobs site will not be accepted or reviewed.

Compensation

Compensation is $9.75/hour.

Benefits and Rewards

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

Mailing Address

Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Phone and Email

Phone:
(814) 865-7576
Fax:
(814) 863-8913
Email:
Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm (M-F)

DUS at All Penn State Locations

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