Psychology Advising Assistant
The goal of the Summer 2022 Advising Assistant is to serve as an active member of the Psychology Advising Team and to assist and welcome incoming undergraduate students at Ram Orientation and Ram Welcome, working directly with incoming students to enhance community and inclusion. Advising Assistants act as mentors and leaders for incoming 1st year and transfer students, helping connect them with the Psychology Department and resources on campus. They have the chance to share their experiences in courses they have taken and give advice and support to students registering for courses. They conduct presentations, assist students with RamWeb and the registration system, craft social media messaging to all PSY students, and are a critical part of the advising team, including giving a valued student perspective on potential new initiatives and procedures to the Psychology advising team and Psychology department.
The Advising Assistant position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week during the summer (May 23rd – August 19th), primarily during CSU Ram Orientation. There will be a required training the week of May 23rd before Ram Orientation starts that will be scheduled with the advising team.
The Advising Assistant is trained, evaluated, and supervised throughout the summer by an assigned Psychology Advisor during one-on-one and group interactions. We will be integrating the Career Competencies (https://career.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CareerCompetencies.pdf) into your experience.
To apply, submit your Resume, Cover Letter, Proof of Work Study and Other Document which covers the questions below.
The Cover Letter should include the following information:
Student ID #
Class level during the 2022-2023 school year
Career Focus (it is okay to be undecided on a career focus)
Any other programs you are completing in addition to PSY (i.e., double major, minor, honors etc.)
The Other Document should answer the following questions:
1) We expect the Advising Assistant to display the following skills: commitment to diversity equity and inclusion, have a passion for psychology, can work both independently and collaboratively, a friendly and approachable demeanor, quick learner, active listener, organized, strong study skills, a dedicated work ethic, enjoy assisting others, and skilled in communication and computer applications. Pick three of these skills and give an example for each skill of how you have demonstrated the ability in a professional or academic setting.
2) Describe your work ethic, which could include your organizational and study skills (i.e., for classes, employment, volunteer work, etc.).
3) The Advising Assistant acts as leader/mentor for our PSY students. What do you hope to accomplish as an Advising Assistant in the PSY Department?
Advising Assistants are responsible for the following (after receiving the appropriate training from the advisors)
- Welcoming and providing support and resources to incoming students during orientation and Ram Welcome.
- Providing quality customer service.
- Assist transfer and 1st year psychology students in registering for Fall 2022 courses on RamWeb.
- Providing guidance and mentorship to incoming Psychology 1st year and transfer students.
- Familiarity with the Degree Progress Reports (DARS) system and the ability to help students understand how to use this tool for academic planning.
- Providing referrals to university resources as appropriate.
- Acting as a representative of the PSY Department and relaying appropriate student feedback, questions and concerns to the advisors.
- Encouraging students’ connection with faculty.
- Promoting the Undergraduate Advising Office and Psychology Department as a source of information and community.
- Knowledge of organizational and study skills and ability to present skills to students.
- Contributing content for the PSY Advising Portal on Canvas, PSY Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages, and other marketing or informational items.
- Psychology Major who is a Junior or Senior Preferred
- Must have 3.0 GPA or higher
- Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics and abilities: commitment to diversity equity and inclusion, have a passion for psychology, can work both independently and collaboratively, a friendly and approachable demeanor, quick learner, active listener, organized, strong study skills, a dedicated work ethic, enjoy assisting others, and skilled in communication and computer applications. Experience with Zoom and Teams.
Hourly Pay Rate: $16/hour
Employee benefit information can be found on HR's website:
Number of openings: 3
Start date: May 23, 2022
Minimum Hours Commitment:
10-15 hours per week
Colorado State University may conduct background checks on all final candidates.