ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAMS
SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM
2 Available Positions
Summary of Summer Bridge Program: Prior to their fall enrollment, entering first-year program participants attend a mandatory five-week Summer Bridge Program. During the Summer Bridge Program, participants take courses in Calculus, Writing, Literature Humanities, Physics, Psychology and Chemistry in order to prepare for the academic work required of Columbia students. The Summer Bridge Program will begin on Monday, July 15, 2013 and will end on Tuesday August 13, 2013.
How to Apply: Application forms are available in the Academic Success Programs office located in the Center for Student Advising Office, 403 Lerner. If interested, please submit a cover letter, a resume, one letter of recommendation, a copy of your Degree Audit Report (DAR), and a completed application form by Friday, March 15, 2013 (Letters of Recommendation due by March 25, 2013) to:
Academic Success Programs
Center for Student Advising
2920 Broadway/MC 4747
Position Title: Residential Counselor
Summary of Residential Counselor Position: This is a full-time five-week live in position. Residential Counselors must attend a mandatory training program scheduled prior to the start of the Summer Bridge Program. Residential Counselors may be asked to begin work as early as Monday, July 8, 2013 and work until Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
Responsibilities: Live in residence hall; assist in peer counseling pre first-year students; supervise and develop recreational activities; assist with all program activities; complete student evaluation forms; attend orientation and staff meetings; assist instructors in classroom activities; and perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: Must be able to work effectively with students and staff, both in classroom and residential setting; current full-time upper division undergraduate student in good academic standing at time of employment; prior peer counseling experience preferred; experience working with diverse communities; experience working in group settings; demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills; responsible and mature.
Compensation: Residential Counselor will receive payment commensurate with experience, room and board for the duration of the program and training, access to Dodge Physical Fitness Center, and admission to Summer Bridge Program sponsored cultural trips and activities.
Position Title: Help Room Tutor
Summary of Tutor Position: Tutors are expected to begin tutoring at the start of the Summer Bridge Program, from Monday, July 15, 2013 – Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Attendance to a mandatory training meeting and weekly staff meeting is mandatory. Tutors typically work in the evening with occasional weekend responsibilities.
Responsibilities: Facilitate evening help rooms tutoring pre first-year students; attend orientation and staff meetings; assist instructors in classroom activities and perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: Must be able to work effectively with students and staff, both in classroom and residential setting; current full-time student in good academic standing at time of employment; prior tutoring experience preferred; experience working with diverse communities; demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills; responsible and mature. Must be proficient, grade of “B” or higher, in at least one of the courses (Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Literature Humanities and Writing) offered during the Summer Bridge Program.