Summer Peer Advisor Position


School of Chemical Sciences – Summer Peer Advisor

The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) is seeking 1-2 current undergraduate students in Chemistry, CS+Chemistry, and/or Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering for a paid position as an SCS Summer Registration Peer Advisor. The Peer Advisor will work closely with the SCS advising staff to assist with onboarding and registering incoming first-year SCS students. This position will be in-person in Champaign-Urbana from Monday, June 5 – Friday, July 7.

The Peer Advisor will have the following RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Helping incoming students navigate Course Explorer, Self-Service, and other registration technology
  • Explaining General Education requirements and helping students identify possible courses
  • Leading discussions and answering questions about the student experience of SCS majors, campus & community involvement, student life, and the transition to Illinois
  • Represent SCS, their department, LAS, and Illinois in a positive manner

The SCS Summer Peer Advisor position will help students develop/improve on the following SKILLS:

  • Adaptability, flexibility, and problem-solving
  • Verbal communication
  • Leading and mentoring peers


  • Current Chemistry, CS+Chemistry, or ChBE student
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of course registration technology – Course Explorer, Plan Ahead, Self-Service, etc.
  • Familiarity and understanding of campus General Education requirements
  • Available for all of the following dates and times:
    • Training in late May or early June (likely May 30 – June 2)
    • Weekdays from June 5 – July 7 ~10:00 am – 4:00 pm

APPLICATION TIMELINE                     

Wednesday, March 29 @ 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit an application
Thursday, March 30– Tuesday, April 4: Interviews with potential candidates
Friday, April 7 @ 5 pm: Applicants notified of decisions


APPLY ONLINE @ by Wednesday, March 29 @ 11:59 pm

QUESTIONS: Contact Todd Spinner at