Academic Advising Center Graduate Student Intern - Summer 2019

Campus/Location:Penn State AbingtonDate Announced:09/21/2018Date Closing:open until filledJob Number:83176Work Unit: Penn State Abington Department:Academic Affairs
The Academic Advising Center provides the opportunity for graduate interns to become active team members in the delivery of direct services to students. Academic advisers work to foster student success and strengthen retention. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of student development and counseling theories, strong communication and presentation skills, initiative, and flexibility. The position is structured to enable interns to fulfill requirements for direct contact hours and gain experience comparable to an entry level professional in academic advising. Responsibilities include: Participate in ongoing trainings and observe professional academic advisers to develop a stronger understanding of the practice; Meet with incoming first-year students as part of their New Student Orientation group advising sessions; Meet one-on-one with students via individual advising appointments; Assist exploratory students with identifying interests, skills, and abilities while exploring potential majors; Become familiar with campus and University resources, including website and technology resources utilized by students, faculty and staff; Refer and/or connect students with needed resources to overcome academic and/or personal challenges in order to promote academic success; Develop and enhance advising best practices including counseling skills for advising, record keeping, FERPA compliance, navigation of difficult conversations, and administrative processes. This is an unpaid gradaute student internship. Internship Period: June 10, 2019- August 23, 2019; 30 hours per week (off the week of July 4th). Qualifications: Students should be currently enrolled in a Master's program and have a desire to pursue a career in academic advising. To apply, please submit an application, including a letter of interest and resume, via psu.jobs. If you would like more information before submitting an application, please contact Amanda Mallon, Academic Adviser: azm7@psu.edu. Application deadline is January 31, 2019. Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates, with the goal of selecting interns by March 1, 2019.

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