Residence Hall Peer Advisor

The application for CCAS Residence Hall Peer Advisor is now OPEN – APPLY HERE

See below for a full position details for the CCAS Residence hall peer advisor position, including qualifications, and important dates and deadlines. Please review all information before submitting your application.

Questions? Please contact

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Residence Hall Peer Advisor Position Details


Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is Peer Advisors for work during the 2022-2023 academic year with potential to continue. To apply, note the dates of employment (below), read the full position description, and submit your application.  For full consideration, submit your application by April 7, 2022. 

Dates and Times

We are looking for applicants who are available during the 2022-2023 academic year. Peer Advisors typically work between 5 to 10 hours per week when classes are in session September through May. Our offices are staffed by Peer Advisors Monday through Thursday from 12:30pm to 4:30. 


The per-hour compensation is $11.00

Position Details
Mission of Cross-College Advising Service

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges.

Residence Hall Peer Advisor Position Description

Peer Advisors work collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors, as well as individually, to meet with incoming students about their academic options and to help them to select and enroll in courses. In addition to providing drop-in advising to students, Peer Advisors perform a variety of organizational tasks that support the functions of their CCAS Residence Hall office. Throughout the year, Peer Advisors will have the opportunity to assist with various events and student programming outside of their normal hours, such as the annual Majors Fair. Peer advisors also provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior.

Peer Advisors can gain skills in problem solving and communication, are committed to helping exploring students, and possess a willingness to learn. No prior experiences is necessary; training on both academic content and advising skills will be provided.

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

At Cross-College Advising Service, we respect, value, and celebrate the diversity of all UW-Madison students. We strive to make every student feel welcome, safe, and included. By committing ourselves to supporting and advocating for students of all identities, we hope to help foster a healthy campus environment where students can explore academic interests, make decisions about majors and careers, and reach their full potential.

We invite, welcome, and encourage applicants from across all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, cities/states/countries of origin, and academic interests to apply.


At a minimum, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current degree-seeking undergraduate students
  • At least one semester completed at time of application.
  • Continuing student status for the Fall 2022 or beyond

Students eligible for hire will demonstrate an interest in developing:

  • Desire to work with and support students from all academic interests
  • Commitment to creating an advising environment that supports underrepresented students
  • Demonstrates a curiosity and interest in learning within the position
  • Ability to manage time, be organized, and follow administrative procedures
  • Take initiative in problem solving

Application Details

Please be prepared to answer 3 short essay questions as part of the application. Resumes and cover letters are not required. The application questions can be found below.

The essay prompts are below:

  1. Tell us about your desire to work with and support students from all academic interests
  2. CCAS has a commitment to creating an advising environment that supports underrepresented students. . Why do you imagine CCAS might have this goal? b.What learning would you like to do around working with underrepresented students?
  3. Watch the TED Talk on Growth Mindset ( Afterward, reflect on the video. a.) Tell us about a personal or professional experience where you were challenged and had a growth mindset approach. b.) How might these ideas inform your work as a peer advisor?