Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Opportunity: Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader by March 31st

Peer Academic Leader Application
Click the link above to apply!
Due March 31st

The Office of the Dean of Studies is excited to announce the Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) program, a new mentoring initiative that will pair rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with first-year students.

Selected students will be trained to offer advice and guidance to first-years (think: revealing the best study spaces in Butler, tips on how to find your niche in the campus community) and serve as role models, student leaders, and representatives of the College. For this inaugural year of the PALs program, the first-year mentees will be a small cohort of students who self-identify as First Generation and/or Low Income.

PALs will be chosen after a selective application and interview process, and will be compensated for their time. PALs must be, and remain, in good academic and disciplinary standing. PALs are expected to commit to being on-campus for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters, with no commitment to study abroad, and they will be required to attend ALL training sessions and individual and group meetings. Once trained, PALs will be able to offer academic advising, refer on-campus resources, and share social and college life adjustment strategies to the younger students in their PAL group.

If you are someone who is discreet, respectful, professional, uses good judgment, maintains confidentiality, knows how to get a seat in the library during Reading Week, and wants to serve as a role model for fellow Barnard students to look up to, we encourage you to apply to be a PAL!

Peer Academic Leader Application Application deadline is March 31, 2017. After submission of the application, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview with the selection committee.