School of Chemical Sciences – Summer Peer Advisor

The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) is seeking a 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 3 – Friday, July 12.

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:

APPLICATION TIMELINE                     

Friday, March 1 @ 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit an application
Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8: Interviews with potential candidates
Wednesday, March 20 @ 5 pm: Applicants notified of decisions

APPLY ONLINE @   by Friday, March 1 @ 11:59 pm

QUESTIONS: Contact Todd Spinner at


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