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Academic Success Program
130 Wright Hall
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Voice: (717) 477-1134
Fax: (717) 477-4063

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Job Opportunities

All positions for summer and academic year 2013-2014 are filled.

Graduate Assistant Job Description

Summer Program

During the  Academic Success Summer Bridge Program, graduate assistants (known as counseling assistants) are partially responsible for acclimating students to the Shippensburg University campus by maintaining weekly appointments with their students. The professional counseling staff assigns students to the counseling assistants. Issues addressed during weekly appointments include adjustment issues, financial aid, time management, and study skills.

Position begins a week prior to Term 5, and the Summer Bridge Program runs through August.

A total of 150 hours are required during the summer session. It is also expected that counseling assistants be present for the weekend that Bridge students move into their residence halls. This is a mandatory weekend commitment. 

Regular Semesters

During the regular semesters, counseling assistants maintain contact with the students they were assigned to during the summer. In addition, upper-class students may also be assigned.  Appointments with upper-class students are determined by class year. 
Issues addressed may be similar to those discussed during the summer. In addition, counseling assistants help first-year students with scheduling procedures for the following semester, as well as summer courses. Each counseling assistant may be assigned additional duties by their individual supervisor.

A total of 250 hours are to be completed during each semester. It is the expectation of the Academic Success Program that counseling assistants agree to a one-year commitment.

If interested, please forward your resume, 2 letters of reference to:

Dr. Chad Bennett, Interim Director
Academic Success Program
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1134


Peer Leader

Peer Leader 2015 Application Packet

Peer Leader Applications are due March 27, 2015 to the ASP office (Wright Hall 130)