College of Social Science
PEER ASSISTED LEARNER (PAL) / PEER EDUCATOR
The College of Social Science PAL Programs works with students to enhance their academic success in select social science courses. Through customized programming, students build knowledge in their disciplines and gain the tools to develop effective approaches to studying and learning.
The College of Social Science Office of Student Success is hiring Peer Educators as PALS (Peer Assisted Learner) for Spring 2023 to support students enrolled in various ISS courses (ISS 210, 215, 220, 315). ISS PAL positions are open to students in any major.
PALS are required to work 10 hours each week, which includes evening hours. They will also participate in a two-day training at the beginning of the semester. Employees must demonstrate a high level of responsibility, work well independently, maintain a professional demeanor, and positively represent Help Rooms to the MSU community members.
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· Attending all course lectures
· Creating and facilitating weekly study sessions for groups of students
· Meeting with students one-on-one
· Holding weekly Drop-In Tutoring hours
· Participating in regularly-scheduled professional development workshops
· Attending all classes and shifts on time
· Completing tasks on time
· Attending training and professional development workshops
· Collaborating with fellow PALS and Help Room staff members
· Participating in feedback sessions where you both receive and offer constructive criticism
To be an excellent candidate, the student must be a current MSU undergraduate student in good academic standing who is enrolled at least part-time and has:
· Completed the course to which they hope to be assigned (or equivalent) with a 3.0 or higher
· Excellent notetaking and study skills
· Comfort working in a group setting
· Above average organizational skills and time management abilities
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· An understanding of the academic struggle
· A commitment to teaching and supporting others