Employment Opportunities for Students-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

Employment Opportunities for Students

Every Spring, Academic Development invites qualified students to apply for positions as Academic Coaches, Peer Tutors, SI Leaders and EXCEL Group Leaders. Applicants are interviewed and then notified whether they have been accepted into an 8-9 week training course and practicum. After successfully passing the training course students are then hired and begin working in the Fall.


  • Be an undergraduate with a minimum overall 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 the training course


  • Selected applicants participate in a 4.5 unit pass/fail training course in an interesting, fun and interactive setting.

Job Descriptions:

Academic Coach

EXCEL Collaborative Group Leader

Peer Tutor

SI Leader

application deadline

Peer Tutoring applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

extended to
Wed. Feb 1

application process

  1. All applicants will need to provide contact information of two (2) references.
  2. Selected applicants will be asked to submit an unofficial transcript and to schedule an interview. (Not all applicants will be invited to interview.)
  3. Read the full job descriptions to the left and then apply online by clicking on the link at the end of the job description.

Student Office Assistant

Academic Development also has employment opportunities for Student Office Assistants.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks.
  • handling front office reception including greeting guests, welcoming and directing them appropriately, notifying staff of visitor arrival when applicable
  • answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate staff member
  • placing outgoing calls regarding missed appointments
  • handling department inquiries
  • additional clerical duties.

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