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Pennsylvania State University Peer Adviser in Abington, Pennsylvania


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Peer Advisers represent an integral part of The Advising Center team. Peer Advisers assist their peers with scheduling courses, understanding degree requirements, and navigating academic procedures. Peer Advisers have the opportunity to collaborate with professional advisers, work in a professional atmosphere, assist faculty members, represent The Advising Center at campus events, and create and implement programs that raise awareness of the Advising Center and its resources. This is an excellent opportunity for students who have an interest in the helping professions, education, customer/client services because you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills throughout the academic year. This is a paid position that allows students to become involved leaders on campus.


  • You must be a Penn State Abington student who has completed at least 30 credits by the end of Spring 2020, with a minimum CGPA of 2.5.

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 must also be maintained while serving as a Peer Adviser.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Peer Adviser position is a full-year commitment from Fall 2020-Spring 2021.

  • Each Peer Adviser will be expected to work roughly 10 hours per week.

  • Peer Advisers will be responsible for: Providing advising assistance to students who visit The Advising Center; Learning about the advising process, campus resources, and academic policies; Leading Advising events and programs around campus; Creating and implementing special projects and Assisting the Advising Center staff in helping the office run smoothly.

  • Seeking applicants with strong interpersonal skills, clear and consistent communication, empathy, problem-solving abilities, computer literacy, comfort in multi-tasking, respect for confidentiality, team-orientation, patience, creativity, and time management skills.

This application is a two-part process. You must first complete an online application ( and then you will receive the second portion of the application via email.


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Abington, PA

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