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The L&S Honors Program is looking for Honors Peer Advisors for SOAR 2017!

We are seeking student Peer Advisors to join our team! Honors Peer Advisors work in a dynamic team setting with a professional academic advisor to provide one-on-one and small group advising related to academic and co-curricular life at UW-Madison.

DESCRIPTION:

The Letters & Science Honors Program attracts some of UW-Madison's most talented undergraduates who challenge and learn from each other while working closely with faculty members. By bringing students and professors closer together in small classes and individual research settings, the Honors Program fosters a feeling of community even as students push themselves to explore the very frontiers of knowledge. In addition to traditional course work, most Honors students pursue research projects of their own, and many find this experience so exciting that they go on to earn advanced degrees in the nation's best graduate and professional schools.

Peer advisors work alongside other professional advising staff to help students better understand the Honors Program, explore a range of academic options, select and enroll in courses. During the SOAR program, peer advisors present information and assist first-year students individually and in small groups. Peer advisors explain how to use enrollment tools, provide valuable campus information, and model successful student behavior. Peer advisors also perform a variety of other daily tasks as assigned. Peer advisors will be selected based on an ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, commitment to help a unique body of students, and a willingness to learn. We seek peer advisors who represent all aspects of identity including but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, city/state/country of origin, and major. All are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of spring semester, 2017.
  • Continuing student status for the fall semester, 2017.
  • Membership in the L&S Honors Program (Pursuing Honors in the Liberal Arts and/or Honors in the Major) in good standing.
  • The ability to work with a broad range of undergraduate students with a variety of academic interests.
  • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration for undecided/exploring students, to gain knowledge of a broad range of school/college and campus-wide requirements.
  • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds.
  • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and public speaking skills.
  • The desire to work as part of a team to advise groups of students.
  • The ability to attend interviews and training, and work all SOAR dates. Planned vacations, study abroad experiences, and other jobs cannot conflict with training and/or SOAR dates.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of spring semester, 2017.
  • Continuing student status for the fall semester, 2017.
  • Membership in the L&S Honors Program (Pursuing Honors in the Liberal Arts and/or Honors in the Major) in good standing.
  • The ability to work with a broad range of undergraduate students with a variety of academic interests.
  • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration for undecided/exploring students, to gain knowledge of a broad range of school/college and campus-wide requirements.
  • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds.
  • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and public speaking skills.
  • The desire to work as part of a team to advise groups of students.
  • The ability to attend interviews and training, and work all SOAR dates. Planned vacations, study abroad experiences, and other jobs cannot conflict with training and/or SOAR dates.

2017 TIME COMMITMENTS

Interview Dates: First round February 14 or 17, 2016; second round February 21, 22 or 24.

Training: Please hold May 23-June 2 for training. Training dates will be finalized by mid-February.

Continued training throughout summer on half days when SOAR is not in session: June 19 AM, June 28 AM, and July 17 AM - times to be determined.

SOAR Dates:

June 8; June 13-16; June 19-23; June 28-30; July 11-14; July 17-19; July 24-28; July 31-August 4; August 7-10; August 23-31.

  • Peer advisors can expect approximately 20-35 hours per week.

  • Work will always occur between 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday. Hours will vary each day and are known in advance.

  • Peer Advisors cannot have other major commitments for the summer. Any summer classes, jobs, or other commitments cannot conflict with training dates or SOAR work times.

COMPENSATION:  The per-hour wage for SOAR is $10.50

TO APPLY:

Honors students interested in the Honors Peer Advisor positions must apply for a SOAR Student Advisor position through Cross College Advising Service by completing the following:

  • Application

    (Click here or follow link at the bottom of the page)

    • Check the "Honors" box on the application

    • Fill out the entire application. After submitting materials, you will be contacted about your availability for a group interview.

  • One-page cover letter addressing

    • What about this position interests you and in what ways would you be a good fit for the role?

    • Describe your experience with advising and how the interaction(s) impacted you. Reflect on how this may influence your approach to working with undecided students

  • Resume emphasizing

    • Past work or volunteer experience

    • Activities and involvement

Please submit all required materials electronically to peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu in pdf format with a file name Last Name_First Name Application.pdf. If you need help with your resume and/or cover letter we recommend looking to Campus Career Centers for help. Several have excellent websites to help you get started.

DEADLINE: All materials must be submitted by February 3, 2017 at Noon to: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 8.

QUESTIONS?

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