All of our student staff positions for Fall 2015 have been filled. Check back in November 2015 for our Spring 2016 hiring!
Note: All Peer Educators are initially hired to work as tutors for their first semester at Peer Connections. After completing the first semester of training, Peer Educators may choose to shift into a Peer Mentor role or to remain as a Peer Tutor.
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.
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.
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.