Are you a current Carleton student who is interested in helping new international students successfully transition to campus life? The ISSO and SEO are now hiring student mentors for the 2021/2022 Global PALS and First-Year Connections programs. Job descriptions and application details for both positions can be found on the ‘Become a Mentor‘ webpage. The deadline to apply for these jobs is Friday, March 19th at 4:00 pm EST.

Global Peer Advisors

The ISSO is hiring four (4) Global Peer Advisors on a part-time basis to support international students in navigating the cultural, social, and academic transition to campus life. Global Peer Advisors are peer mentors who provide guidance, advice, and support to undergraduate and graduate international students through the Global PALS program. Peer Advisors will work 4 hours a week from June 2021 until April 2022.

First-Year Connections Mentors

The SEO is hiring First-Year Connections mentors to support first-year students in making a successful transition to university life by preparing them to achieve their personal and academic goals. FYC Mentors support first-year undergraduate students through the First Year Connections program. FYC Mentors will work approximately 5 hours a week from September until mid-October 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between these positions?

There are three main differences between these positions:

  • Eligibility: Global Peer Advisors can be undergraduate or graduate students. FYC mentors must be undergraduate students.
  • Duration: Global Peer Advisors are expected to work 4 hours a week from June 2021 to April 2022. FYC mentors are expected to work approximately 5 hours a week from September to mid-October. Both positions require mandatory virtual training.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Global Peer Advisors support undergraduate and graduate international students at any point in their academic journey through one-on-one meetings, emails, group events, and social media content.
    • FYC Mentors support the same 5 first-year undergraduate students for 6 weeks at the beginning of the academic year through on-going weekly meetings.

Can I apply for both positions?

You are welcome to apply to both positions if you are eligible for both roles (i.e. you are an undergraduate student). Any candidate who is offered a position with both offices will be allowed to work in both offices if they so choose. Global Peer Advisor applicants must submit a cover letter (maximum one page) in addition to their resume.

What does the selection process look like?

All candidates must be able to participate in a virtual interview process which will include written and multimedia-based interview components. Global Peer Advisor candidates must also be available for a group interview on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST.