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Peer Leader Opportunities


There are a number of programs within OUE who look to recruit peer leaders including Academic Coaching, Academic Fellows, ESL Peer Tutoring, and EPASS Peer Tutoring. Some opportunities are on a volunteer basis, while others may carry college credit or financial remuneration which will be listed alongside the opportunity. Available opportunities and applications are posted here when available.

Academic Coaches is a peer-to-peer support service designed to enrich and expand the study habits of Emory College students.

If you are interested in becoming an academic coach, please complete the program application form. Please note that Academic Coaches must have a cummulative GPA of 3.8 or better.

Academic Coaching Application Form

This is a paid position.

The Academic Fellows Program provides student mentors to first-year and transfer international students.

Students who are interested in becoming an Academic Fellow must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and have a recommendation from one faculty member. 

Academic Fellows will be required to

  • Attend and participate in an on-campus two-day formal training on Sunday and Monday, August 16 and 17 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.).
  • Full attendance and participation during International Student Orientation with assigned mentee group on Tuesday, August 18 - Friday, August 21.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings during the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 10 hours of mentee group contact throughout the Fall 2020 semester.

Application Information

Completed applications are due by Friday, February 7 at 11:59 pm. Interviews will be held on the afternoons of Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28. Applicants will be notified of hiring decision by Monday, March 9.

Academic Fellow Application Form

Faculty Recommendation Form

You also need one recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you in a previous semester.  Please forward the link for the Academic Fellow Recommendation Form to the faculty member who agrees to complete the recommendation form.  Please acquire their approval first before sending the link.  Recommendations are due by Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Academic Fellow Recommendation Form:   https://emoryoue.wufoo.com/forms/xb7mjz110lwc6l/

Please email the director of the program, Dr. Frank Gaertner, at fgaertn@emory.edu with any questions.

This is a volunteer position.

Learning Assistants offer weekly group sessions for BIOL141/142, CHEM150/202, CHEM221/222, PHYS141/142 and QTM100.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor please meet with the faculty currently teaching the course to discuss your eligibility. 

Peer Mentors earn 2-graded research credits during their first two semesters of work and are eligible to receive a stipend in their third semester as a mentor. 

EPASS Peer Tutoring supports more than 100 undergraduate courses each year, and tutors are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Selected tutors participate in in-person training at the beginning of each semester and ongoing training throughout the year.

To become an EPASS Peer Tutor, you must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, and you must have completed the course you wish to tutor on Emory’s campus and earned at least a B+. As part of the interview process, EPASS staff will also request a recommendation from the professor with whom you took the course.

Please complete the EPASS tutoring application to be considered for Fall 2020.

This is a paid position.

Are you interested in protecting academic integrity on campus? The Emory College Honor Council is seeking rising juniors and seniors to serve on the Honor Council, the Appeals Panel, and the Summer Honor Council in the 2019-20 academic year. Members earn two academic credits each semester they serve. Applications are due by 11.59pm on February 13. 

Please email Blaire Wilson with any questions.

This is a volunteer position however students may earn academic credit for each semester of involvement.

Pre-Health Peer Mentors are a select group of current pre-health juniors and seniors who serve as a resource for the pre-health community as role models, peer advisors, and ambassadors for Pre-Health Advising. Pre-Health Peer Mentors serve Emory College students in many ways, including co-leading workshops, designing and leading pre-health programs, and answering questions during walk-in advising hours.

Students who are interested in becoming Pre-Health Peer Mentor must have and maintain cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Applications are open to current pre-health sophomores and juniors.

Pre-Health Peer Mentors will be required to:

  • Attend and participate in an on-campus formal training on Sun, Apr 5 (time & location TBD). An additional mandatory training will be held at the start of the Fall 2020 semester on Sunday, Aug 30, 2020.
  • Complete summer training modules
  • Attend all Peer Mentor staff meetings (1 per month during the Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Dedicate two full hours per week during the academic semester for office hours between 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Work at least one PHA orientation event in August.
  • Work at least one PHA event per semester
  • Work at least one PHA workshop per semester (Group Mandatory Check-Up, Composite Letter Info Session, etc.)
  • Serve on one of the four PHA committees: Connect, Explore, Prepare, and Apply.

Application Information

Completed applications are due by Saturday, February 15 at 11:59pm. Group Interviews will be held on the evenings of March 18 & 19, 2020. Applicants will be notified of hiring decision by April 3, 2020. To apply, visit the PHA website.

This is a volunteer position.

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