What is an Academic Counselor?
Academic Counselors (ACs) guide fellow students in developing more effective and efficient study skills. They work with students both in one-on-one appointments and in workshops. ACs are carefully trained to counsel students in textbook reading, test-taking, lecture note-taking, time management, and memory strategies.
What does an Academic Counselor do?
- Assists students in acquiring and implementing effective learning skills
- Conducts individual study strategy sessions
- Conducts study strategy workshops
- Attends all scheduled meetings with AC Coordinator
- Models outstanding student behavior and successful academic practices
- Works 3-10 hours per week
The benefits of being an Academic Counselor
- Develop stronger leadership skills
- Improve your own study skills while helping other students to improve theirs
- Flexible work schedule
- Gain satisfaction from helping other students to succeed academically
- Paid campus position
- Be an undergraduate with a minimum QPA of 3.5
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Good organizational and time management skills
- A commitment to helping other students learn
- Satisfactory completion of AC training course
Selected applicants participate in a pass/fail training course in an interesting and fun setting. Trainees will receive 4.5 units for satisfactorily completing the nine week training course. The course includes training in: the Information Processing Study System (IPSS), study skills instruction, role playing, mock workshops as well as general program practices and procedures.