The Peer Success Coaching program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with trained Peer Success Coaches (PSCs) throughout an entire semester or periodically via walk-in consultation hours. PSCs support students as they navigate their new environment and learn how to succeed academically, socially, and personally at Purdue University. PSCs will help students develop not only effective study habits and test-taking skills, but also strong time management and organizational skills to achieve academic, social, and personal goals.

How can I apply to become a PSC?

We are not currently hiring PSCs at this time.

View the official PSC position description here. Criteria to become a PSC:

  • An undergraduate Purdue student that has attended at least 2 semesters (including this current spring semester).
  • A completed application with reference contact information, your resume, and letter of intent.  (Reference letters are optional)
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Can commit to Fall and Spring semesters and dedicate at least 5 hours a week to the PSC program.

Email PSC Coordinator at academicsuccess@purdue.edu with any questions you may have about applying to become a PSC.

Why be a PSC?

As an undergraduate at Purdue, Sarah Kercher honed her student support skills as a Peer Success Coach for the Academic Success Center and peer consultant for the Center for Career Opportunities. Just months after graduating, Kercher is taking her passion for helping students to the next level as support specialist for more than 800 of Purdue’s 21st Century Scholars. 

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Hear from PSC Experiences:

"I learn along with my coachees. Every resource, every piece of advice, and every skill I expose them to I am exposed to as well." –Isaac D.

"Being a PSC has given me joy knowing that I’m helping someone else be better and succeed." –Ashanti L.

"Being a PSC causes me to want to be a better student, a better leader, and a better person because I have someone looking to me to help them improve themselves to be better, too." –Mallory H.

"Being a Coach allows you to help other students who may be encountering the same difficulties you are. And by helping your peers, you gain skills in communication and listening." –Bobby W.