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?

The 2018-2019 Peer Success Coach application is closed at this time.
We will hire for the 2019-2020 academic year during the spring semester. 

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 supervisory staff at 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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