University College provides effective programs and services that help students make successful transitions into Illinois State University. We couldn't do that work without our team of dedicated student workers.
Academic Peer Advisors assist students with developing education plans by providing professional advice and personal experience. Peer advisors advise first-year students with academic planning and major exploration in partnership with a University College professional advisor.
Applications are available in January.
Developmental Math tutors provide individual and small-group tutoring on a drop-in basis for students in Beginning and Intermediate Algebra. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.8 to apply and be majoring in Math (any sequence), Chemistry, Biology, or Physics. Applicants can also be minoring in Math (any sequence).
Applications are accepted mid-October and mid-March to start employment the following semester.
MASAI (Mentoring, Academics, Scholarship, and Achievement Initiative) mentors connect first-year students with campus resources to assist them with creating an optimal academic and social experience at ISU. Upperclassmen students are selected to fulfill a one-semester commitment to support the MASAI mentor program.
Peer Academic Coaches are successful college students who help peers develop and refine their approaches to learning and studying. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.8 and at least 24 hours earned at Illinois State. Applicants must also be available to work two semesters in a row.
Preview Guides work in a team environment to lead new freshman students and their families through the two-day summer orientation program at Illinois State. Preview Guides are a welcoming ambassador of the University and are a vital resource to new students and families in their transition to campus. A 2.25 minimum GPA is required.
Applications are available in January.
Success 101 peer instructors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in helping new students make a smooth academic and social transition to Illinois State. The primary responsibility of a Peer Instructor is to assist the instructor with a section of Success 101. A 2.5 GPA is required when you apply, and previous enrollment in Success 101 is preferred.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders facilitate small to large group sessions in a particular course area for three hours per week. SI Leaders are also required to attend the class for which they are providing sessions. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the area in which he/she desires to be an SI Leader.
Thrive Peer Instructors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in helping new students transition to Illinois State. The primary responsibility of a Peer Instructor is to assist the instructor with a section of Thriving in College, Career and Beyond (IDS 128). A 2.5 GPA is required when you apply.
Transfer Students Assistants work closely with our Orientation and Transition Services staff and support the Transfer Day Program. Students do not have to be a transfer student to be eligible. A 2.25 GPA and one letter of reference is required.
Applications are typically available in early fall.
The Julia N. Visor Academic Center offers opportunities for student employment as a content tutor, writing tutor, or supplemental instruction leader.
Applications are available in April (for fall) and November (for spring) but we maintain a pool of applicants year-round.
Content tutors provide small-group tutoring on a weekly basis for lower-level courses at Illinois State. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the area in which he/she desires to tutor and be able to communicate their knowledge in written and spoken form. A grade of A or high B is required in the course(s) in which the candidate is applying to tutor. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.8.
Writing tutors provide one-on-one and occasionally small group writing assistance. Demonstrated success in one or more writing-intensive courses and prior experience or attested potential working with students are highly desired. Aptitude in one or more writing or citation styles (e.g., APA, AP, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, research writing, literary analysis, etc.) is preferred.
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