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Applications Closed - MCS Peer Advising

Jul 13 2017

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CLOSED:  Thanks to all those who applied for this new and exciting opportunity!  Interested students should watch for notification in Winter 2018 for Peer Advisors for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  The Mathematical & Computational Science program seeks 2 excellent, driven students to be leaders amongst their fellow MCS majors as peer advisors.


Time Commitment:

Training (end of summer – 4-6 hours): Required to attend training Friday, Sept 22 (day before Autumn quarter begins)

Weekly Office Hours (2 hours): Hold one 2-hour office hour block + meetings & events as needed


Under the guidance of the MCS Program Administrator, Peer Advisors will:

  • Hold weekly drop-in office hours – 2-hour block once a week will be advertised to prospective and current majors as drop-in office hours in which you are available to offer student perspectives on courses, major requirements, and your academic experience
  • Organize student and program events – be the student representative at campus-wide events including majors night and academic open houses.  Also available to be at MCS Program sponsored events
  • Manage student communications 
  • Assist with administrative tasks as necessary
  • Act the student representative and liaison among students, staff, and faculty
  • Report to and assist the MCS Program Administrator



  • Currently declared MCS Major with Junior or Senior status as of Autumn 2017
  • Able to work office hours + events as needed for the entire academic year
  • No overseas study planned for 2017-2018 academic year
  • Strong knowledge of the program and its major requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Independent learner and worker
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, maturity, and academic excellence
  • Good organizational skills, dependable, responsible



Students will be compensated $17/hour for their work



Please send resume & cover letter to Michelle by Friday, August 11th at 5pm.  Interviews will take place in late August.  Arrangements can be made for students who are away from campus for the summer.