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Peer Advisors

PEER ADVISOR        (Winter 2020)

Number of people needed: Multiple Positions Available                                      
Position Type: Volunteer

Peer Advisors are University of Regina students who volunteer to assist their peers to be successful academically and identify resources and strategies to ensure they achieve their goals.  They participate in on-going training in order to provide individualized peer advice on topics such as (but not limited to) academic skill development, transition from high school, student engagement opportunities, and the UR Guarantee Program.  As a Peer Advisor, you will be expected to work with new and continuing students to address any challenges they may face while enrolled in a University of Regina program and identify the appropriate service referrals, when necessary.  Through this opportunity, Peer Advisors will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of public speaking, leadership, communication, problem solving and networking.  Ideally students selected for this volunteer position will be available from January 6 to April 9, 2020.

Requirements

Academic Standing

Applicants will be in good academic standing

Credit Hours Completed

Minimum 15 credit hours

Enrolment

Full Time Undergraduate Students
(Graduate Students will also be considered)

Other Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who are either currently registered in the UR Guarantee Program or those who have successfully completed the program


Responsibilities

Time Commitment

Minimum 30 volunteer hours per semester


Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Assist new and continuing University of Regina students  with their academic goals and challenges
  • Develop a working knowledge of basic University or Regina academic policies and procedures
  • Guide students in accessing the many academic and non- academic supports available at the University of Regina, and provide referrals where necessary
  • Provide support to students seeking to improve their academic skills in the areas of time management, reading, note taking, and study strategies
  • Attend mandatory training sessions including: an intensive training session prior to the start of the Winter term (late December 2019 or early January 2020 depending on availability), and bi-weekly training sessions as scheduled throughout the year
  • Participate in the planning and execution of a number of
    promotional activities to create awareness of Peer Advisors

 

Experience Outcomes

Students in this role will…

Be given opportunities to develop proficiencies in the areas of: recruitment, team meetings, and promotion

Leadership Ability

Demonstrate strong reasoning and problem solving skills as they assist students in their navigation of campus; find ways to support their academic success through engagement and the development of strong study habits; provision of referrals to the appropriate resources as needs are identified

Problem Solving

Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills through the facilitation of programming relating to academic success and the UR Guarantee Program.  Communication may be on an individual basis or in a group setting.

Communication Skills

Gain confidence in their ability to speak in public to a variety of audiences

Public Presentation Skills

Develop networking skills through interaction with various Faculties and Service Units in order to develop an understanding of campus resources and ensure students are linked up to the appropriate supports as required

Networking

 

Timeline

Application Deadline

December 9, 2019

Personal Interviews

Ongoing as candidates identified

Decisions Made

December 20, 2019

APPLICATIONS:

Submit your resume and a minimum of two references to academic.advising@uregina.ca