We are now accepting applications for Peer Mentors and Peer Tutors for Fall 2014! To apply, please read the job descriptions on this page and then fill out our application form. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2014 at 11:59pm; while we may consider applications submitted after that time, those submitted before the deadline will have priority.


Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors assist students with academic adjustment to SJSU and to the majors.  Peer Advisors are assigned to specific colleges (Applied Sciences & Arts, Business, Science, & Social Sciences) or Academic Advising and Retention Services and assist students to navigate the department's degree, programs, and academic policies/procedures.  Peer Advisors refer students to other campus resources as well as recommend how students can further their education/experience in their chosen major/profession.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors support students during their academic and social adjustment to SJSU.  Peer Mentors know how to refer students to appropriate campus resources in order to navigate more easily through the university system.  Peer Mentors work with individual instructors/departments to develop smaller communities within SJSU that more actively involve and engage students in their college experience.

Peer Tutors

Tutors at Peer Connections are nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).  Peer Connections tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated proficiency in the subjects that they tutor (usually by having completed the courses they are tutoring with an "A" or a "B"). Each applicant must successfully complete the interview preparation and screening process before being considered for a tutoring position.

Welcome Desk Staff

Welcome Desk Staff at Peer Connections are the first point of contact for anyone using our services.  They enable Peer Connections operations to run smoothly through answering general questions,  making appointments, and supporting other Peer Connections staff.  Welcome Desk Staff have strong communication skills and are detail-oriented.  They work independently and have a positive and energetic attitude.