Peer Advisor

Peer Advisor Job Description

This is a unique job opportunity for returning students who enjoy helping people and want to gain experience in public relations and student personnel services. The job involves assisting College faculty and staff in a variety of student services areas.

Peer Advisors are employed by Advisement and Graduation Services on the Brighton Campus. Areas of assignments and responsibilities include the Academic Advisement Center, Program Advisement and Registration (PAR) Programs, Placement Testing, and the Front Desk in Advisement and Graduation Services.

A Peer Advisor candidate should be outgoing, friendly and possess strong communication and leadership skills. A candidate must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, a basic knowledge and interest in campus programs and services, and a positive view of Monroe Community College.

Students employed in these positions must be available to work all assigned Advisement and Registration activities (dates will be provided) and attend training. A paid training program for all Peer Advisors is held several days during June each year. Peer Advisors are paid a competitive wage per hour, and are provided the opportunity to earn college credit through internship coursework.

Peer Assistant Network Training Program

The Peer Assistant Network Training is a comprehensive student development program coordinated by the Advisement and Graduation Services, Campus Center, and DCC Student Services. During this training, students will explore and develop interpersonal, professional and leadership skills that allow them to grow into exceptional student leaders. The program is designed to help the Peer Advisors, Peer Leaders and Peer Mentors gain specific knowledge about College policies and procedures, academic programs, co-curricular activities, organizations and student life which will enable them to effectively and professionally assist the MCC student population.

Please contact Advisement and Graduation Services in building 1, room 231 if you would like more information or if you are interested in becoming a Peer Advisor.

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