UROP Peer Advisors serve as a liaison and program guide for UROP students. In this capacity, Peer Advisors support prospective UROP student researchers by helping them find research projects, sharing information about academic and other campus resources, serving as a liaison between student researchers and faculty mentors, and planning programs for and facilitating 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, leading biweekly research seminars and attending biweekly staff meetings alternating with research seminars. Biweekly seminars are typically 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 by the fall term in which they serve and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants should have completed one full year in UROP. (Note: 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 typically held during the last week of August. Training is mandatory and individuals who cannot attend the entire training session will lose their peer advisor position.
Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 27, 2017
Letters of recommendation must be submitted by Friday, December 8, 2017
2018-2019 Training dates: August 27-31, 2018
The application for 2018-2019 is now closed.