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General Peer Advisor Application

Thank you for your interest in the Engineering Peer Advising Program.

Please complete the application below and be sure to note further clarification is listed below each question. Short answer responses should not exceed 100 words. Information that you provide about your major, interests in engineering, clubs, activities, research, project teams, research, etc, may be used in your profile on the PA website.

Students who are tentatively planning to study abroad or do co-op next fall may apply. However, it may be factored into the selection process.

By completing this application, you are certifying these answers to be true and factual. If you are selected, any misrepresentations on this application may be grounds for subsequent dismissal from Peer Advising.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Will you be officially affiliated in Fall 2014?
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
If you will be unaffiliated, select one target major so we have a sense of your interests. If you will be affiliated in the fall, identify your major.
   
   
   
   
   
Please indicate the range that includes your cumulative GPA.
   
   
Are you currently tentatively planning to study abroad in the Fall?
   
   
Are you involved in the co-op search process for a Fall co-op?
Please explain why you want to be a Peer Advisor. What do you hope to accomplish in this role? If you are a returning Peer Advisor, what did you learn last year while in the role and what will you do differently this year?

What needs do first year students have? Please provide an example of a program or event that you would host (or have hosted) outside of class to help the students in your class with one of these needs.

If a first year student told you that he/she was performing poorly in a core engineering course, how would you respond? What suggestions or courses of action would you recommend?

Provide a brief sample email that you would write to welcome your first year students to Cornell and engineering.

   
   
Do you, or have you ever, participated in undergraduate research at Cornell?
   
   
Have you participated in the Co-op program or a summer internship?
   
   
Do you, or have you ever, participated in a Project Team?
Please list activities and clubs that you have participated in at Cornell.

Please write a 3-4 sentence statement (from a third-person perspective) describing your interests in engineering, your future plans and/or a specific academic or study tip for freshmen. Try to think more specifically than "Get Involved!" What do you wish someone had told you when you were new? If you are selected, this will be published on our website.

   
It is important that you are back on campus by Saturday, August 23, 2014 for training and available on Monday, August 25, 2014 for your first 1050 class meeting. These meetings occur before classes officially begin. By checking this box, you indicate that you understand these dates and will plan your travel around them.
If you are unable to return by the dates above, please explain. Understand that this may preclude you from being a Peer Advisor.

   
By checking this box, you indicate that, if selected as a new PA, you must complete spring training and have reviewed the training dates. If you are a returning PA, you understand that you will not attend spring training.