The SPHHS is seeking applicants for several NSO Peer Leader positions for summer 2019. The position requires you to assist SPHHS Academic Advisors at New Student Orientation (NSO) with incoming freshmen and transfer students in all four majors (Kinesiology, Public Health, Communication Disorders, and Nutrition) and Exploratory Track (undeclared). Hours for this internship is approximately 14 hrs/week (June 3-July 12) and 16 hrs/week (July 15-18) for $12/hr. Please note that the SPHHS does not provide housing.
Share knowledge about UMass courses, majors and other academic opportunities with new SPHHS students
Work closely with Academic Advisors who are responsible for developing schedules and helping students register for classes
Help orient the new students to major and University requirements
Guide new students through using SPIRE
Serve as a resource of academic information, including general education requirements and university policies and procedures
Qualifications- All applicants must:
Be a UMass undergraduate with a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
Have strong leadership skills and confidence in working with a diverse group of students
Demonstrate familiarity with course offerings, majors, General Education requirements, and how to navigate SPIRE
Exhibit enthusiasm for UMass Amherst
Have patience and strong communication skills
Dates and Times:
First-year student sessions occur over two days (Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri). There are no NSO sessions held on Wednesdays. Students will be advised in three separate groups during each two day session (see approximate group times below).
June 3 - 4, June 6 - 7, June 10 - 11, June 13 - 14, June 20 - 21, June 24 - 25, June 27 - 28, July 8 - 9, and July 11 - 12
Day 1 (Mon/Thurs): Group 1, 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Day 2 (Tue/Fri): Group 2 & 3, 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Transfer Student Sessions will be held July 15-July 18 and are typically one day sessions that run from 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (end time might change depending on the number of students).
To apply: Fill out the application and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR deliver application to Arnold House, room 121 by March 27th.