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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 become successful at Stony Brook University. Essentially, they are tutors, not for a specific course, 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.

Requirements:

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 a week to this position
  • be available during the training class time (The fall 2016 class time will be posted when the application becomes available in March.)
  • 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

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Please check back at the end of March for information about fall 2016 applications. 

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