Summer Scholars Program Advisor Position

The Program Advisor assumes an active leadership role in developing and maintaining a positive community environment within the IEFX Summer Scholars program. He or she serves as a role model and resource person in assisting students in their education and transition to the University of Illinois campus.  He or she will also as a Learning Assistant within an IEFX elective course (Projects, Professional Development, or Research), under the supervision of the course instructors.

The job is estimated at approximately 20-25 hours/week.  Please note: If you are registered for courses at any point during the summer you are limited to working no more than 28 hours/week inclusive of all jobs on campus.

Click here to learn more about the Summer Scholars program.

Expectations and Qualifications

  • Engineering student
  • Good academic standing
  • Eligible to work in the US/ on campus
  • Available as an PA from June 6th to August 5th


  • Serve as a role model/peer mentor
  • Meet with each student (approx. 12-15 students), within their given group, 4 times one on one to discuss each student’s experience
  • Develop positive relationships with students in their IEFX elective and specifically within their mentor group
  • Assist the instructor in the IEFX elective assigned, including any prep/grading requested by the instructor.
  • Maintain availability to residents on a daily basis to assist students with academic, social, or cultural concerns.
  • Identify and offer assistance to students who have personal, academic, health, or other concerns
  • Serve as a tutor if necessary
  • Enforce program policies and document incidents as necessary
  • Support program activities, workshops, and tours
  • Report weekly to Summer Scholars Director to discuss upcoming schedule


PAs will be paid $10/hour inclusive of mandatory paid training sessions on June 6th and June 7th.

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Director of Summer Scholars Program