Become a PSC

A Peer Success Coach (PSC) is a point-person who can offer guidance to students as they navigate life at Purdue. PSCs are primarily upper-level students who coach their peers through personal, academic, and social concerns such as studying for exams, connecting with campus resources, finding motivation, getting involved in campus activities and organizations, and managing time. PSCs consistently meet with their coachees throughout the semester and hold them accountable for meeting their established goals.

Why be a PSC?

Application Process

The application to become a PSC for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed. Please check back in February for the 2022-2023 applications.

The general application process is outlined below:

STEP 1: Submit an Application which includes a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for two faculty/staff references.

STEP 2: Attend Group Interviews 

STEP 3: Participate in an Individual Interview (if invited) 

Position Qualifications

Students interested in applying to be a Peer Success Coach must:

  • Be an undergraduate student at Purdue that has attended at least 2 semesters (can include the current semester)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Be able to commit to working for both the fall and spring semesters and dedicate at least 5 hours a week to the PSC program.
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing at Purdue University
  • Have the desire to assist other students with identifying and overcoming barriers to their academic success 
  • Possess a positive attitude and passion for helping others 
  • Be willing to work both individually and as a part of a diverse team 
  • Complete all steps of the application process (see above)

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Coach up to 3-4 students per semester
  • Meet weekly or biweekly with assigned coachees and document meetings in BoilerConnect system
  • Attend biweekly trainings throughout the year
  • Attend required monthly check-ins with PSC Supervisors
  • Hold 1 office hour per week
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development.

Hours and Compensation

PSCs typically work 4-6 hours per week with a starting wage of $9.75/hour

 

Questions about the Peer Success Coach hiring process may be directed to academicsuccess@purdue.edu.

 

 

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