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Become a Peer Advisor

UROP Peer Advisors serve as a liaison and program guide for UROP students. In this capacity, peer advisors advise prospective UROP student researchers, 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 Spring Research Symposium.  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. We are currently determining the times for seminars next year but most likely they will be held from 4:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays. Selected Peer Advisors must commit to working both Fall and Winter terms.

Eligibility: Peer advisors must be third or fourth year students in Fall 2017 and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 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, August 28 - Friday, September 1, 2017. Training is mandatory and individuals who cannot attend the entire training session will lose their peer advisor position.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 6, 2017

Letters of recommendation must be submitted by Sunday, February 12, 2017

Click here to access the 2017-2018 Peer Advisor application.