WANT A JOB IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES?
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ScienceWorks is where it all begins for students looking for jobs, internships, co-ops, and anything else related to a job search. Get started by activating your ScienceWorks account today. You can check the CNS PLA page for the newest job postings for student positions within the College.
Go to the link to ScienceWorks below to find information regarding those Job Postings: ScienceWorks (student): Science Works
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Peer Leader Academy Coordinator Jennifer L. Smith
Please call (512) 232-6197 for more information or to make an appointment regarding CNS PLA questions.
Office Location:We are located in room 334 in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC).
The Peer Leader Academy (PLA) office works to serve students and programs within the College of Natural Sciences by providing a central employment application open to all students, and access to first-rate training for all undergraduate peer leaders (tutors, mentors, paraprofessionals, or peer advisors). Peer Leaders will attain certification based on guidelines provided by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) through their training and documented student contact hours.
Benefits: What will I gain through being a part of the Peer Leader Academy?
It is the expectation that students employed in the positions listed on this site to complete 15 hours of Peer Leader training* within their first 2 long semesters of employment or prior to employment. Upon completing 15 hours of training and 50 hours of student contact, employees are awarded Level I CRLA Mentor and/or Tutor Certification or CNS Peer Leader Certification. All student employees should attend a CNS PLA Training conference upon entering employment (August or January). 8 Hours of training are earned during the conference and typically takes place before employees begin working. Additional levels (II and II) of certification are also possible with additional 10 of hours of training and 25 hours of student contact per level.
Options for earning CNS PLA training hours**
*Some positions require all training to be complete prior to beginning employment - please see your program contact person for more information (see CNS PLA Website for program contact list).
**Students cannot earn double credit for attending the same training twice, except for cultural competency & campus & community resources.
Training topics are based on the CRLA certification guidelines for peer tutors and mentors which include, but are not limited to: Compliance, Diversity, Professional Conduct, Office Basics, Roles of Peer Leaders, Team Building, Critical Thinking, Campus Resources, Facilitation, The Art of Questioning, Setting Boundaries, Tools for College Success (time management, study strategies, goal setting), Wellness, Situation Assessment (knowing when to refer student to other services and situational problem-solving skills), Campus Safety, etc. Campus experts, peer leaders, and CNS Peer Leader Academy Coordinator will facilitate these trainings.
For more information about the Peer Leader Academy, visit http://cns.utexas.edu/careers/peer-leader-academy.
Programs and Available Student Positions
Please see Programs & Positions to view program descriptions and available student positions.
Please see Application Information to view application deadlines and instructions.
Please see Training Calendar (also available from the right menu) to view training calendar information.
CNS PLA Training Conference:
When & Where: August 26th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Welch 2.224
What: This training conference is provided for all new peer leaders and not-yet Level I certified peer leaders to earn 8 hours of CNS PLA training credit. Level I certified Peer Leaders can attend the conference to earn hours towards Level II & III certification as well.
**Breakfast & Lunch Provided**
Please see additional Announcements for information on application deadlines, training and other announcements.