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Peer Advisers Wanted - Application Deadline (4/17)

CSA Peer Advisers:

The Center for Student Advising (CSA) is looking for motivated and talented students to become Columbia Peer Advisers for the 2014-2015 academic year. CSA Peer Advisers (PAs) are sophomores, juniors and seniors who work during New Student Orientation (NSOP) and throughout the academic year to supplement the services offered by CSA, build community and enhance the student experience. PAs receive ongoing and extensive training and provide a first-hand account of Core and course requirements, major options, and extracurricular activities. They offer social, academic and emotional support and help students navigate and connect with resources at Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Job Requirements:

  • Assist with on-line summer advising chats for incoming students during July and August
  • Act as an informed resource for all students regarding matters of policy and programs, social organizations, campus life and curricular/co-curricular activities
  • Create and run programs that connect students with other students and campus resources
  • Participate in on-going training sessions throughout the fall and spring semesters
  • Administrative duties include (but not limited to): email management, online chats, advertising, marketing and blogging/social media
  • Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be in good disciplinary and academic standing (maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0)
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students and administration
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, maturity and academic excellence
  • Flexible, resourceful, knowledgeable and motivated
  • Outgoing and possesses a positive attitude

Please email your application to  The application submission deadline is 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014. The application consists of short answer questions, resume and a reference list.

Academic Year:
Residence Hall:

1. Explain your interest in becoming a CSA Peer Adviser. Why are you interested in advising students and what do you hope to gain from this experience?

2. Describe an experience where you have either been guided towards making a decision or helped guide someone through the decision making process.

3. What three pieces of advice (academic, extracurricular, etc.) do you wish someone had given you when you first arrived at Columbia?

4. What resources have you found helpful while navigating your time at Columbia?

5. List the name, email and phone number of one to two Columbia faculty or staff member(s) we can contact as a reference.

6. Attach your resume.


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