Leadership & Employment Opportunities

Student Leaders

 Take your education to the next level and become a student leader!

In the Center for Academic and Career Success, we provide a variety of leadership opportunities for our students. Get involved, build your resume, and help others by becoming a Peer Leader, Peer Tutor, Writing Tutor, Peer Mentor, or an SI Leader.

Peer Tutors & SI Leaders

Are you passionate about a certain subject? Do you enjoy helping others? Have you developed strong study skills? If the answer is YES, then becoming a tutor or Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader might be the right job for you!

If you have questions about becoming a Peer Tutor, Study Group or Supplemental Instruction Leader see Courtney Bringley in Library 205 or Tracy Elliott in Library 208-A.

Requirements: Tutors and SI Leaders are expected to have a 3.0 or higher GPA as well as an A in the course they are tutoring and they must receive recommendations from two faculty members.

Study Groups

Writing Tutors

Do you remember how hard that first college essay was? Or how confusing citations were before you got them down?  As a peer Writing Tutor, you would guide students through the writing process from outlining to final formatting.

Writing Center

Peer Leaders

Remember that upperclassman in a polo at orientation? That could be you! Run activities and get new students involved in every corner of campus. Join the team and help perfect the most important week of Freshman year.

Peer Leaders

The Center for Academic and Career Success is always looking to hire qualified students with leadership potential, who excel in their course work and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.

After completing the application process, student leaders will receive training in accordance with nationally recognized standards for both general learning strategies and for specific subject areas. See the application dropdowns below to access the descriptions for each student leader position.

Apply to be a Tutor/Study Group Leader

The CACS employs approximately 40 peer tutors every year to serve more than half of the student body at PSC. We are looking for students who have excelled in their classes and who would like to help others do the same.

As a tutor, you’ll be working with small groups of 1 to 4 students, working in areas of study skills, goal setting, and reinforcement and management of course-specific content. You will receive training to help you become a better student and facilitator of learning.

Another opportunity is becoming a Study Group Leader. Study groups are led by tutors who are in the course. They are groups of 3 to 12 students who work together in a collaborative format. You don’t need to answer all the questions but you should be making sure the information is accurate while helping facilitate the session and keep everyone on task.

Tutoring is a great way to build your resume while working on campus. Click on the link below to access our tutor application form.

Tutor Application Form – New Tutors

Tutor Update Form – Returning Tutors

Apply to be an SI Leader
Supplemental Instruction leaders have a special ability to lead a group of 5 to 50 students. They’re expected to engage students and help them learn how study and understand the information needed to do well. They are not professors or teachers. They’re peers who have already completed the class.
We look for Supplemental Instruction leaders based their interpersonal communication skills and leadership qualities, as well as recommendations from professors. To become an SI Leader, please fill out the application form linked below.
Apply to be a Writing Tutor

Writing Tutors work with students to help them develop writing skills. Our center employs peer Writing Tutors who have demonstrated strength in writing and excellent interpersonal skills. Our Writing tutors do not just critique writing, they teach our students how to better understand the writing process and ultimately become better writers.

If you are interested in becoming a Writing Tutor, please fill out the tutor application form linked below and submit it in to the Center for Academic & Career Success. If you have any questions about this leadership position, please contact Tracy Elliott.

Writing Tutor Application Form

Apply to be a Peer Leader

The CACS hires approximately 20 students to work as Welcome Week Peer Leaders each fall semester and approximately 4 students to work as Winter Welcome Peer Leaders each spring semester. This exciting and crucial leadership role focuses on welcoming new students to the PSC community and making sure they have the best transition possible! If you are interested in becoming a Peer Leader please click on the link below to access more information. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Bringley.

Peer Leader Application

Apply to be a Office Assistant

The Center for Academic & Career Success hires over 40 peer tutors every year to serve more than half of the student body at Paul Smith’s College. We are looking for help supporting the CACS in a variety of ways: clerical work, front desk attendant, and data entry and management. The student must be in good academic standing and be actively attending classes. Basic office experience is preferred. Students must have two references and submit a resume.

Office Assistant Application


Apply to be a Peer Mentor

The Center for Academic & Career Success is looking to hire approximately 10 students to work as Peer Mentors during the fall and spring semesters. This is a new and critical leadership role that we are excited to bring to our campus starting Spring 2019. You will serve as a mentor and leader to your fellow peers, guiding them on their PSC journey through pre-registration, academic & career pathways. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor please click on the link below to access more information. If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Pellerin.

Peer Mentor Information & Application

Peer Mentor Spring 2019 Bios

*Sophomore standing or above required.

“I have been a tutor for a little over a year now. The Academic Success Center is such an important part of this campus and community and has helped so many students succeed.”
Sarah Dowling, Peer Tutor

Hotel, Resort & Tourism Management - Class of 2016

“I tutor in the ASC and think it is a very resourceful and successful program for a small school. It brings students to work together and succeed in their academic pursuits. Many subjects are covered and all students get the help they need.”
Danica Maloney, Peer Tutor

Integrative Studies - Class of 2015

5 Things I Gained From Becoming a Peer Leader

Blog post by Senior Leader, Morgan Hancock