Undergraduate Academic Coaches meet one-on-one with students on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help them develop their academic skills and understand the expectations of academic work. Academic coaches assist students in establishing effective study, organizational, and planning habits; guide students to develop effective problem-solving, goal-setting, and self-advocacy skills; refer students to available campus resources; document sessions and refer to records of prior sessions on a regular basis; and attend training/professional development events.
Academic coaches earn $12/hour and typically work 5-10 hours per week; the hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other obligations.
Who can apply:
Undergraduate students from all academic majors are eligible to apply. We particularly welcome applicants who
- are rising juniors or seniors
- have demonstrable study skills
- are adept at problem solving
- have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
How to apply:
Submit the following materials (by email attachment) to Denae Sisco
- Application form
- Cover letter
In the cover letter, please describe your own experiences as a student and how they might contribute to your desire or ability to be an effective academic coach. This can include how you manage your own workload, your study strategies, and any other relevant experiences.
Current openings and application deadlines:
We are accepting applications for fall 2020 from Wednesday, March 25th - Sunday, May 10th.