Apply to become a UROP Peer Advisor
Leland, Ama, Peter, Vishan, Lisa
UROP Peer Advisors serve as a liaison and program guide for UROP students. In this capacity, peer advisors recruit and advise prospective UROP student researchers, conduct enrollment and other workshops, help students find research projects, share information about academic and other campus resources, serve as a liaison between student researchers and faculty mentors, and plan programs for and facilitate research seminars for their peer group. Other responsibilities include giving presentations about UROP, and helping with program-wide activities such as the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. and Spring Research symposia. UROP peer advisors also serve as UROP ambassadors at high schools, for campus recruitment events, and on panels to promote the benefits of UROP to students, faculty, alumni, and potential donors.
Hours: 10 hours each week. Hours include scheduled office hours, biweekly research seminars and biweekly staff meetings alternating with research seminars. Seminars and staff meetings will be on Tuesday's. Peer advisors must be available every Tuesday evening from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and should not schedule classes on Tuesday's that run later than 3:30 p.m.. Selected Peer Advisors should be willing to commit to working both Fall and Winter term.
Pay: $10.00 per hour.
Eligibility: Peer advisors must be third or fourth year students in Fall 2013 and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.9 gpa or above. Applicants should have completed one full year in UROP. Students who plan to be Resident Advisors are ineligible to be a UROP Peer Advisor because of the time and training demands of both positions.
Training: Peer Advisors will participate in a 40 hour staff training program Monday-Friday August 26-August 30th, 2013. Training is mandatory and individuals who cannot attend the entire training session will lose their peer advisor position.
Selection Process: Please complete the attached application. Use a separate sheet of paper for your answers and type your answers. Selection is based on a review of your application materials as well as group and individual interviews. (See cover sheet for a checklist of application materials). Group interviews will be scheduled in February and individual interviews will take place right after spring break.
References: Please provide two written references, one from your peer advisor (if possible) and one from your UROP faculty sponsor. If you are not currently in UROP and do not have contact with your faculty sponsor, please provide a letter of reference from someone else who knows your academic and interpersonal skills and can recommend you for the position, e.g. another faculty member or a work supervisor. Letters should be given to Gerry Kreiner at the UROP office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Transcript and Resume: Please submit an unofficial copy of your transcript, available on Wolverine Access, and a resume along with your application.
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 31th, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. in the UROP Office.
NOTE: Only typewritten applications will be considered!
Due January 31st at 5:00pm (Must be typed)