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PA Application Information

How to Apply

Please review the links below for important information and dates for all Peer Advisers. 

The Process Overview

  1. Required Information Session: All information sessions will be held in person. 
  2. Application: The application must be fully completed by 11:59pm CST on Monday, January 22. No late applications are accepted. The 2024 Peer Adviser application has now closed.
  3. Interview Process: Applicants are notified on February 2 noting whether or not they are moving forward to the interview phase. If moving forward, the notification will include their assigned interview day and time based on availability provided in the application. The assigned day and time cannot be changed. 
  4. Selection: Applicants are notified by 5:00pm CST on Friday, March 8.

Required Information Sessions 

Attending an information session is required for all Peer Adviser applicants. Even if you are just curious as to what a PA role looks like, we still encourage you to attend the session. 

**Students of Color Information Session: Indicated sessions are open to applicants who are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). However, BIPOC applicants are welcome to attend any above session that works best for their schedule.

Information Sessions for Past PAs

If you previously served as a Peer Adviser, you must attend an information session for Past PAs rather than the sessions listed above. 

Application: Due Monday, January 22 at 11:59pm 

The 2024 Peer Adviser application is completed via Google Forms. You must be logged in to your Northwestern email account to access the application. The 2024 Peer Adviser application is now closed.

It is highly recommended to attend an information session before submitting your application. The application collects basic demographic information; below are application items that require some additional work ahead of time so you can then easily copy and paste them in once you begin filling out the application form. 

Short Response Questions for New Applicants
Please limit all responses to 250 words or less.

  1. Please identify two (2) reasons you would be a good Peer Adviser and explain these reasons.
  2. Describe your transition to Northwestern. How does that influence your desire to be a Peer Adviser?
  3. How do you imagine your personal identities will impact the way you are a Peer Adviser to new students?

Short Response Questions for Past PAs
Please limit all responses to 250 words or less.

  1. Why are you applying to be a Peer Adviser again? How does that differ, if at all, from when you applied in 2022 and/or 2023?
  2. In your opinion, what is the role of a RETURNING Peer Adviser in the PA community and a Board Group?
  3. Part of being a PA is working with students from diverse experiences and identities. How will you use your prior knowledge and takeaways from PALTCs to best support new students?
  4. Why do you believe returning Peer Advisers participate in large-group and small-group trainings with new Peer Advisers?

Interview Process

Applicants selected to continue will participate in our interview process. Applicants will be notified if they are selected to interview by Friday, February 2. 

The PA interview process includes a group interview and an individual interview. If chosen to participate in an interview, you will be assigned to one of the 4 times you select. Interviews will be held for the full duration of the scheduled time period. 

Please ensure that you are available for all 4 times selected and that you remain available for those times until you are notified. No interview assignment changes can be made.

Looking for additional information to help you prepare for your interview? Visit the Northwestern Career Advancement Interviewing webpage.


Applicants who participate in the interview process will receive a final notification by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8. 

PA Position Restrictions