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.

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

Why become a PSC?

Application Process

The application to become a PSC for the 2023-2024 academic year is open now though 11:59 pm on February 28th. 

Apply Here!

The general application process is outlined below:

STEP 1: Submit an application which includes a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for two references by 11:59 pm on February 28. 

STEP 2: Attend a Group Interview (March 5-7)

STEP 3: If invited, participate in an Individual Interview (March 20-31)


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

  • Be an undergraduate student who has attended Purdue for at least 2 semesters
    • May apply if you are currently in your second semester 
  • Be able to commit to the position for at least two semesters, with the option to continue longer provided you are in good standing in the role
  • Be able to dedicate at least 6 hours a week to the position
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be able to attend a mandatory two-day training on August 17 and 18, 2023
  • Be available for biweekly team meetings in the evening throughout the year
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing at Purdue University 
  • Have a desire to assist other students with identifying and overcoming barriers to their academic success 
  • Possess a positive attitude and passion for helping others 
  • Possess strong time management and organization skills
  • Be willing to work both individually and as a part of a diverse team 

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Coach 4-5 students per semester
  • Meet consistently (usually weekly) with assigned coachees throughout the semester 
  • Document communication and meetings with coachees in BoilerConnect system
  • Hold 1 office hour per week in the Academic Success Center
  • Attend weekly team meetings as scheduled throughout the year 
  • Attend required check-ins with supervisor throughout the semester
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development as determined by supervisor 

Hours and Compensation

  • PSCs typically work 4-6 hours per week with a starting wage of $10.00/hour
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