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 2022-2023 school year is now closed. Please check back in February 2023 for hiring information for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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. 

STEP 2: Attend Group Interview 

STEP 3: If invited, participate in an Individual Interview


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

  • 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 semester, with the option to continue longer provided you are in good standing in the role
  • Be able to dedicate at least 5 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 18 and 19, 2022
  • 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 up to 3-4 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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Wiley Hall C215
765-494-4700
academicsuccess@purdue.edu 

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