Experiential Learning Peer Advisor (ELPA)

Thank you for considering The College of Wooster in your search.

About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.

Job Description:

Student will support Experiential Learning (EL) programming both within and outside the curriculum

Duties and Responsibilities (may include the following, but not limited to):

  • Serve as a resource to strengthen EL messaging to students
  • Provide first line advising to students on:
    • finding internships
    • understanding structure and expectations of APEX Fellowships
    • writing APEX Fellowship applications
    • drafting resumes
  • Provide logistical support to faculty who incorporate EL into their classes, including arranging transportation, scheduling student participation and other relevant record-keeping
  • Serve as a full member of the APEX Fellowship team by:
    • evaluating applications
    • participating on interview teams
    • assist in the preparation and facilitation of Fellowship Orientation and Re-Integration
  • Plan and execute information sessions and workshops
  • (If appropriate) serve as a Presentation Coach for readying APEX Fellows, AMRE participants, and summer researchers for their oral and poster presentations
  • Compile data about internship opportunities
  • Attend regular ELPA meetings and training sessions
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Learning Goals:

  • Students will be able to choose a format, language, or visual representation that will enhance the communication of content while being able to connect how the communication choice is appropriate for the content.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a developing sense of self as a learner, building on prior experiences to respond to new and challenging contexts.


  • Ability to work with students across many different stages of readiness for experiential learning opportunities
  • Available for a minimum of 1 hour during Walk-in Wednesday (1:30-4:00 pm Wednesdays)
  • Available for 1 hour per week during shared Peer Advisor drop-in times (11-12 Monday-Thursday)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with students, professional staff, and faculty
  • Excellent time management skills: able to work independently and plan in advance for scheduled activities
  • Ability to work on the team
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good computer and presentation skills
  • Creativity is strongly desired

Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit: https://www.wooster.edu/info/nondiscrimination

Working Conditions/Job Hazards:

Office setting and posting materials around campus


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Immediate Supervisor:  

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

Application Instructions:

Please complete the two applications listed below:

  1. Select “Apply Now” to apply 
  2. Select the link: Experiential Learning Peer Advisor Application

For highest consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address.