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Peer Academic Success Coach Application Information

About the Position:

Peer Academic Success Coaches (PASCs) are passionate about helping fellow students develop the skills necessary to be successful at Stony Brook University. Essentially, they are tutors, not for specific courses, but for academic success strategies and behaviors. PASCs are current students who demonstrate a mastery of the holistic elements of their academic careers, such as time management, prioritizing, effective study strategies, note taking, goal setting, test-taking, motivation, managing test anxiety, and using campus resources. PASCs are trained by the ASTC, on an on-going basis, to identify barriers to academic success and to assist students in creating action plans for overcoming those challenges.

Qualifications:

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

  • be an undergraduate student who has been at SBU for at least 2 semesters
    (You can apply while still in your second semester at Stony Brook)
  • be willing to commit to a 1 semester internship
    (There may be the option to continue for a second semester)
  • be able to register for a 2-credit EXT 288/488 internship OR be willing to volunteer
  • be able to dedicate 8 hours per week to this position
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • be able to demonstrate a mastery of the holistic elements of academia, such as time management, prioritizing, effective study strategies, note taking, goal setting, test-taking, motivation, managing test anxiety, and using campus resources
  • be in good academic and judicial standing at Stony Brook University
  • be able to secure TWO recommendation forms from faculty, professional staff members, advisors, or supervisors
  • 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

What You'll Learn as a Peer Academic Success Coach:

Students who participate in this internship opportunity will be able to:

  • work one-on-one with students to identify barriers to academic success
  • assess students' current practices and make suggestions for improvement
  • provide personalized support to peers who are seeking assistance
  • utilize and interpret various assessment tools
  • demonstrate effective academic success strategies
  • recognize and imitate proper workplace etiquette
CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION

 Application Deadline: Extended
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled

 

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