We are now hiring!
We are now hiring for Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors, and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for Fall 2017!
Our initial application period has ended. You are welcome to submit an application for possible consideration; however, priority will be given to those applications that were submitted before the March 31st deadline.
If you are a current SJSU student: Read the job descriptions below, then click here to apply. Note that you must be logged in to your sjsu.edu e-mail in order to fill out this form.
If you are a student who will be transferring to SJSU in Fall 2017 and do not have an sjsu.edu login, please contact Andrea.Smith@sjsu.edu for assistance.
We are not hiring for Welcome Desk Staff positions at this time.
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.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders support students who are enrolled in 'bottleneck' courses - subjects that are required but that also have a higher failure rate, such that a student who receives a failing grade may have delayed progress in their major. SI Leaders facilitate workshops and study sessions outside of the regularly scheduled class time. These sessions are focused on active student involvement and incorporate both content and learning strategies.
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.