Hey current and former study abroad students! Have you ever thought, “How can I combine my love for study abroad with my love for making money?” If you have, this post was written just for you. The Study Abroad Office is hiring Peer Advisors!
Interested? We know you are. Now I’m sure you wondering, what is this Peer Advisor job and how do I get it? Read on.
Our Study Abroad Peer Advisors greet, assist, and provide preliminary advising to students, faculty, parents, and visitors to the Study Abroad Office; answer the phone and schedule appointments for the office staff; perform data entry and maintain files; assist with organization and staffing of events; and conduct study abroad information sessions and in-class presentations for prospective students. Peer Advisors are also assigned specific projects such as developing and presenting country-specific orientations, coordinating our social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube), producing the International Eyes newsletter, facilitating the scholarship application process, hosting on-campus events, and assisting with the Photo Contest. In addition our Peer Advisors are encouraged to initiate new projects that help promote study abroad and improve services to our students.
Only TU students who have returned from or are currently participating on a TU Study Abroad program or exchange, affiliate program (e.g. ISA, CEA, AIFS, Globalinks, etc.), or program approved by petition are eligible to apply. Candidates must be able to work 10-15 hours per week for at least two consecutive semesters.
Applicants should have some previous experience working in an office, good organizational skills, and an excellent telephone manner. They must have the ability to communicate in a professional manner with students, faculty, parents, and organizational representatives and be able to recognize and respond to confidential situations and student issues in an appropriate manner. They should be comfortable making presentations to large groups of people and be dependable, responsible, creative and proactive. Most importantly they should exhibit a clear enthusiasm for study abroad! Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, and/or Adobe Illustrator a plus. Our multimedia outreach is increasing and we are looking for creative students to contribute to our marketing and programming.
What does this all mean? It means being a Peer Advisor allows you to get paid to work in one of Towson’s most exciting offices – check our Instagram if you have any doubts – with people who love traveling and study abroad as much as you do!
We’re sure your next question is how do I apply? Well:
For full consideration please submit the following to the TU Study Abroad Office via email, hard copy, fax or hand-delivered by: Friday, November 21, 2014
- Study Abroad Peer Advisor Application (attached)
- a current resume
- a copy of your anticipated Spring 2015 class schedule (if available at time of application)
Look forward to working with you!