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PA Application Information

How to Apply

Click here to access the Peer Adviser application.

We are excited you are considering applying to be a 2019-2020 Peer Adviser. The PA application will close Friday, February 1 at 11:59 PM. Before you begin your application, please make sure you have reviewed the position and important dates.

Required Info Session

To submit an eligible application, you must attend an Info Session. Please make sure you attend one of the sessions listed below and bring your wildcard to check-in upon arrival. 

If you are NOT interested in applying for the POP Facilitator position you may arrive 30 minutes after the above start time. Information on the POP Facilitator position will be shared for the first thirty minutes of the information session.

If you identify as a student of color and are interested in hearing about the experiences of PAs of color, you can alternatively attend one of the following call-outs:

These call-outs will include all information associated with applying to be a PA in addition to a panel of PAs of color who will share about their experiences and answer your questions.

If you are NOT interested in applying for the POP Facilitator position you may arrive 30 minutes after the above start time. Information on the POP Facilitator position will be shared for the first thirty minutes of the information session.

If you previously served as a 2017-2018 and/or 2018-2019 Peer Adviser you must attend an Information Session on:

If you are unable to attend please email us at wildcatwelcome@u.northwestern.edu to set up a time to meet with a member of the Board of Directors to receive information.

Application

The application includes three essay questions (found below) and the submission of a 30-60 second video explaining why you would be a good PA. We encourage you to save a word document with your responses.

  1. Why is the Peer Adviser position important to the new student experience? (250 word max)

  2. What are 3 pieces of advice that a Peer Adviser can share with their new students? (250 word max)

  3. Peer Advisers participate in trainings that encourage self-reflection across many topics, including your identities, first year transition, and facilitating across difference. This self-reflection and learning takes place effectively when all members of the group are willing to engage and listen actively. Reflect on a time you engaged with a person or a group who you did not share many identities, beliefs, or experiences with. Please include what was challenging, what you learned about yourself, and how this experience prepares you for the Peer Adviser role. (500 word max)

Interview Process

Applicants selected to continue will participate in our group interview process.

The PA interview process includes two group activities and an individual interview. You will be asked to select three times from the list below that you are available for while completing your Peer Adviser Application. If chosen to participate in an interview, you will be assigned to one of the 3 times you select. Interviews last the full 2.5 hours. 

Please ensure that you are available for all 3 times selected and that you remain available for those times until you are notified on Thursday, February 21 by 7:00 pm.

Selection

Final selections will be communicated by Friday, March 15. 

PA Position Restrictions

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