University of Wisconsin–Madison

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At CCAS, we take our core mission, undergraduate student development, very seriously. One way we fulfill this mission is to provide our student staff with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally through their work with us. Working at CCAS is a great way to have a positive impact on campus and to develop skills that future employers will value.

With a position at CCAS, you will have the opportunity to help other students have a positive and successful UW experience, collaborate with our professional staff, learn more about campus, and apply your skills in new ways.

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. Our peer advising positions do not require any prior experience; training on both academic content and advising skills will be provided.

CCAS is currently hiring:

  • SOAR Peer Advisors (including a Music/CCAS SOAR Peer Advisor)
  • Honors SOAR Peer Advisors – more information coming soon!
  • Residence Hall Peer Advisors
  • Front Office Peer Staff

Please see below for full position descriptions. Apply here! 

  • SOAR Peer Advisor

    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.

    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, peer advisors provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior. They also perform a variety of organizational tasks.


    Apply Now!

    POSITION: Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) SOAR Peer Advisors, Summer 2018

    DESCRIPTION:

    Peer advisors can gain skills in problem solving and communication, are committed to helping exploring students, and possess a willingness to learn.

    We invite, welcome, and encourage applicants across from all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, city/state/country countries of origin, and academic interests to apply. No prior experience is necessary; training on both academic content and advising skills will be provided.

    There will be one position shared between the Cross-College Advising Service and the School of Music. This peer advisor will work with incoming students from both programs. Students familiar with the School of Music coursework are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of spring semester 2018.
    • Continuing student status for the fall 2018 semester.
    • Available to attend interviews and training, and work all SOAR dates (dates below).
    • The ability to work with a broad range of first-year and transfer students with a variety of academic interests.
    • 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.
    • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration for undecided/exploring students, and to gain knowledge of a broad range of school/college and campus-wide requirements.
    • The desire to work as part of a team to advise groups of students.

    Planned vacations, study abroad experiences, and other jobs cannot conflict with training or SOAR dates.

    2018 TIME COMMITMENTS:

    Training: Training will occur: Thursday-Friday, May 31-June 1, and Monday-Thursday, June 4-7th. Training will occur between 8 am and 5 pm, exact times to be announced in February.  

    SOAR Dates:

    June 8 – June 29 and July 9- August 10. There will be no SOAR obligations June 30-July 8.

    Welcome Week SOAR in August: August 22-August 30* There is some flexibility with these dates if you have commitments to Housing training or other campus positions. Please follow up with CCAS.

    • Peer advisors can expect approximately 25-30 hours per week.
    • Hours: Work will occur between 8:15 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Hours vary by week, but are determined in advance. You will know your work schedule by mid-April.
    • 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.

    Initial Interview Dates: February 19-23

    COMPENSATION: The per-hour wage is $10.50

    TO APPLY: Apply Now!

    ** If you are applying for the Honors or Music SOAR positions, please indicate so in the first line of your cover letter.**

    *Please submit application, cover letter, and resume in pdf.format. For resume and cover letter tips, visit: Campus Career Centers.

    Applications are due February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 23.

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu
    Phone: (608) 265-5460

  • Honors SOAR Peer Advisor

    More information coming soon!

  • Residence Hall Peer Advisor

    CCAS provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. Peer advisors work collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors as well as individually to talk with students about their academic options and select and enroll in courses. In addition, peer advisors provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior. They also perform a variety of daily tasks as assigned.

    Peer advisors are committed to helping exploring students, possess a willingness to learn, and can gain skills in problem-solving and communication. CCAS is seeking peer advisors with a sense of curiosity, adaptability, and a willingness to learn and to contribute to promoting the interests and values of the students we advise.


    Apply Now!

    POSITION: Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) Residence Hall Peer Advisor, 2018-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    The 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. Peer advisors work collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors as well as individually to talk with students about their academic options and select and enroll in courses. In addition, peer advisors provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior. They also perform a variety of daily tasks as assigned.

    Peer advisors possess a willingness to learn and a commitment to helping exploring students, while gaining skills in problem solving and communication.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, city/state/countries of origin, and academic interests. No prior experience is necessary; training on both academic content and advising skills provided.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
    • Continuing student status for the Fall 2018 semester.
    • The ability to work with a broad range of undergraduate and transfer students with a variety of academic interests.
    • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration, and 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.

    2018-2019 TIME COMMITMENTS

    Training: Mandatory training will be held in mid to late August. Exact dates will be distributed at time of interview.

    Residence Hall Dates and Hours:

    • Peer Advisors typically work 5-10 hrs/week.
    • Residence Hall advising offices are open when classes are in session, September through May.
    • Offices are staffed by Peer Advisors Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 4:30pm and Fridays, 10:00am-2:00pm.

    Compensation: Starting at $10.50/hour

    TO APPLY: Apply Now!

    *Please submit application, cover letter, and resume in pdf format. For resume and cover letter tips, visit: Campus Career Centers .

    Applications are due February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 23.

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu
    Phone: (608) 265-5460

  • Front Office Peer Advisor

    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.


    Apply Now!

    POSITION: Cross-College Advising Service Office Peer

    DESCRIPTION:

    The 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. CCAS office peers staff and manage the main office location, in Ingraham Hall.

    We seek applicants who represent our student population in age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, city/state/country of origin, and major, including those with a declared major and those deciding. ALL are encouraged to apply.

    Office peers are often the first point of contact for a CCAS student. Successful candidates are outgoing and kind, willing to answer multiple questions, have a desire to work with fellow students, as well as build collaborative relationships with professional advisors.

    JOB DUTIES:

    • Greet students arriving at the main office, determine their needs, and help accordingly
    • Schedule advising appointments
    • Triage students requesting drop-in advising and refer appropriately
    • Provide administrative support to professional staff, including a variety of administrative projects
    • Answer incoming phone calls and handle appropriately
    • Assist students with enrollment system issues as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and customer service skills.
    • Experience with, or willingness to learn, excellent phone skills.
    • Interest in helping students troubleshoot enrollment system inquires.
    • High attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks and problem solve in the moment.
    • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds
    • Continuing student status for the Fall 2018 semester
    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of the spring 2018 semester. First and second year students encouraged to apply.
    • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community.

    For more information on CCAS visit ccas.wisc.edu.

     2018-2019 TIME COMMITMENTS

    Training: On-the-job training will occur during late March/early April through the end of the spring semester. Students can expect some formal training in mid-late August (dates available at interview) and will begin work at the beginning of September.

    Dates and Hours: 5-12 hrs/week

    Academic Year: All CCAS Office Peers can expect to work between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    COMPENSATION: $10.50/hour

    TO APPLY: Apply Now!

    *Please submit application, cover letter, and resume in pdf.format. For resume and cover letter tips, visit: Campus Career Centers.

    Applications are due February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 23.

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu
    Phone: (608) 265-5460

  • CEC Office Peer
    The CEC is not currently hiring front office peer advisors.

    The Career Exploration Center (CEC), part of the Cross-College Advising Service, seeks undergraduates to work with students exploring majors and careers. This role includes helping students navigate the CEC resources, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, and other projects as assigned.

    Click here to learn more and apply for this position.