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Undergrad DGS Leadership position

The Division of General Studies (DGS) is seeking undergraduate student leaders, who are interested in being a positive influence on the DGS campus community, to assist with our New Student Registration program.
DGS is the starting point for the University of Illinois students who wish to explore their options before declaring a major. We also serve students in transition between colleges or majors. The DGS student body is approximately 3,000 students. The summer peer advisors will work closely with DGS advisors and administrators to gain necessary knowledge to assist incoming freshman in planning for their first semester of college. 


DGS Summer Peer Advisors will:  • Learn about the academic advising profession by being an integral part of New Student Registration. • Collaborate with DGS academic advisors, administrators, and other campus partners • Serve as a point person for roughly 1,500 new students • Facilitate morning small group meetings for DGS students during New Student Registration. • Assist new students with registration of courses for the fall semester
The DGS Summer Peer Advisor position will assist students with the following skill development: • Teamwork • Collaboration  • Presentation skills • Small group facilitation • Mentoring • Problem solving • Critical Thinking
Candidates must be available for full day training May 18-21, 2020. Peer advisors will be responsible for working approximately 20-25 hours per week from June 1- July 9, 2020. 


The pay for this position is $10 per hour.
Required qualifications: • Strong communication skills • Demonstrated ability to work well with others • Knowledge of the Course Explorer website • Knowledge of UI Integrate Self Service  • Successfully pass a background check  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or above

Preferred qualifications: • Former DGS student • Familiarity of ICT process  • Knowledge of Illinois general education requirements • Junior or Senior class standing for Fall 2018 • Demonstrated leadership experience • GPA of 2.5 or above  • Attend a peer advisor informational session
Application:  • Email a cover letter, resume and three references to Jessica Arnold, jarnold7@illinois.edu by 5pm on March 23, 2020. Applications received after 5pm will not be considered.

Informational Sessions:

Interested candidates should attend an informational session to learn more about the program and this position. It is not required to apply but encouraged.

• February 25: 9-10am in IUB 504

• March 4: 3:30-4:30pm in IUB 504