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Peer Leader Jobs

Through peer leadership, students can help other undergraduate students engage in goal-setting and skill development, personal transition to the university setting and effective decision-making.

Recruitment for Peer Leaders

Recruitment for Fall 2019 positions has ended. Stay tuned for information regarding Spring 2020 positions in Mid-September.

 

Peer leaders are trained through the College Reading and Learning Association International Training Certification to provide quality assistance to enrolled University of South Carolina students and to empower them to be independent learners.

Peer Leader Testimonials

"I improved my own essay writing abilities, but most importantly, I learned to think on my feet, collaborate with a student who perhaps has different goals for their paper than I do, and utilize time effectively. I also feel very good about my ability now to bridge the gap between peer and authority, which is very important for managing others." ~Peer Writing Tutor

"Not only was I able to stay current with materials I had previously learned, but I was also able to learn more about the way different people work, different learning styles, and adapting myself to working with people who have different learning styles.” ~Peer Tutor

“I’ve gained leadership skills, I’ve learned perseverance, I’ve learned how to balance and manage my time better, I’ve learned how to improvise and just go with it when things don’t go as expected.” ~SI Leader

“I really enjoy this program and it has been one of my favorite experiences to be a part of at the University of South Carolina.” ~Peer Tutor

“I think this program is great for leader's personal and professional development as well as helping students in their academic needs.” ~SI Leader

"It's an amazing experience! I made life-long friendships with my coworkers while working in the lab, and learned more about myself as an educator than I would have without this position. It has made me grow and appreciate my future career field more than I initially would have guessed. I recommend it to anyone who loves reading and writing, helping people, and teaching." ~Peer Writing Tutor

 

Who is eligible?

To be considered, you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • earn an A in the subject area in which you wish to support
  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • have earned at least 15 UofSC-Columbia credit hours

To be considered, you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • earn an A in the subject area in which you wish to support
  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • have earned at least 15 UofSC-Columbia credit hours

To be considered, you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • have earned at least 15 UofSC-Columbia credit hours

To be considered, you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • have earned at least 30 UofSC-Columbia credit hours

To be considered, you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • have earned at least 30 UofSC-Columbia credit hours


Recruitment for Spring 2020 Timeline

October 6th-15th : Information Sessions 
October 25th : Priority Applications Due
November 1st : Faculty Recommendations Due
November 4th : Individual Interviews Start
December  6th: Position Notification 

  

Nominate a Peer Leader 

Do you know an exemplary student who would make a good peer leader? We are seeking capable candidates for several positions.

Candidates should be:

  • strong communicators
  • self-motivated
  • dedicated
  • able to work with undergraduate students in an academic setting

Peer Leader Nomination Form


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