Peer Advisor Application Deadline

Peer Advisors
Friday, February 17, 2017

Make an impact with #Victors2021! Kinesiology will have orientation activities from June to mid-July, with some dates towards the end of August/beginning of September. You will be provided with the actual dates during interviews if you are selected. Peer Advisors will be needed for a variety of morning, afternoon, or evening shifts for each orientation session. Please attach your summer availability with the application including any potential conflicts.

Also note: there will be mandatory training sessions May 15th-19th. 

Applications must be submitted BEFORE 5pm on February 17, 2017, via KINNECTIONS (

Job Description: 
Peer Advisors are current Kinesiology students, in all years and majors, who assist the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs (OUSA) with Summer and Fall Orientation for incoming first-year and transfer students. Peer Advisors also sometimes work with additional events throughout the school year. This is a paid position (including paid training, which takes place primarily in early May).

Peer Advisors play a crucial role within Kinesiology they provide one of the first points of contact for new students with the University and the Kinesiology community. Peer Advisors' student experiences inform and inspire the planning and implementation of orientation each year. The time commitment can vary depending on availability within June August, but the schedule will accommodate spring/summer coursework if necessary.

General duties, roles and tasks may include:

  • Assist students with backpacking and course scheduling
  • Provide unique perspectives on student life at Michigan and in Kinesiology
  • Facilitate discussion and deliver information for groups of 10-20 students
  • Work in tandem with OUSA professional staff to assist with the registration process
  • Engage with students in a one-on-one setting to answer questions and devise creative solutions for student issues and concerns
  • Lead brief walking tours of Kinesiology buildings
  • Offer tips and best practices for academic success
  • Create a welcoming and friendly environment
  • Promote and encourage relationship-building between orientation participants

Job Requirements: 

Sound like fun? Here are some qualities we'd like to see in PA candidates:

  • Involvement in the U-M and/or Kinesiology communities
  • Role-modeling professional behavior and communication
  • Understanding of your major's policies and procedures
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Ability to problem-solve on-the-go
  • Positive attitude
  • Comfortable with public speaking for groups of 10-20
  • Enthusiasm about your Michigan experience!