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College Peer Assistants

If you’re looking for a dynamic, interactive student worker position then you should consider being a Peer Assistant (PA)! Colleges are hiring student staff to assist academic advisors during New Student Orientation. This unique position will provide graduate or undergraduate students with the opportunity to work alongside full-time Academic Advisors as they assist new students with the advisement and course enrollment process at UH.  PAs will go through general training to become proficient in university processes and rules which impact degree completion and then move on to work with full-time Academic Advisors in specific colleges to learn about the advisement and registration process. Once training is complete, our PAs will initiate communication with new students before they arrive for their Orientation, helping them prepare for their on-campus experience! When the big day arrives for our new students, PAs meet with students in their assigned college and assist with the registration process.

Application Process

To apply, select your college from the list below and follow the instructions provided. You may only apply to one college and it must be the college in which you are currently majoring; if you began at UH as an Exploratory Studies major and have since changed your major, you are welcome to apply to Undergraduate Student Success.

All Applicants Must Complete a Personal Data Sheet Click here for Personal Data Sheet
College Instructions
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design 2024 Peer Assistant Application
C.T. Bauer College of Business 2024 Peer Assistant Application
College of Education 2024 Peer Assistant Application
Cullen College of Engineering 2024 Peer Assistant Application
Technology Division, Cullen College of Engineering 2024 Peer Assistant Application
Undergraduate Student Success (Integrated Studies and Exploratory Studies) 2024 Peer Assistant Application
The Honors College 2024 Peer Assistant Application
Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership 2024 Peer Assistant Application
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 2024 Peer Assistant Application
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 2024 Peer Assistant Application
College of Nursing 2024 Peer Assistant Application
Hobby School of Public Affairs 2024 Peer Assistant Application

Mandatory Dates

In addition to weekly schedules which are sometimes flexible, all applicants must be available:

April 5, 12, and 19 from 3:00 to 5:00pm

May 28 through August 18, 2024; all New Student Orientation dates are mandatory. Colleges will develop work scheduled with respective PAs.


Peer Assistant members should possess and demonstrate the following:

  • Strong knowledge of own academic area.
  • Ability to learn and understand academic requirements.
  • Understanding and support of the goals and philosophies of the University of Houston.
  • Ability to encourage academic success and to motivate self and others.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport with peers, students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to serve as a role model demonstrating good judgment and ethical behavior.
  • Ability to set a positive tone for interaction, demonstrating responsibility and respect for others’ rights, feelings, lifestyles, diverse backgrounds, and for personal and University property.
  • Ability to work on a team and to be flexible.
  • Strong demonstration of leadership abilities.
  • Ability to navigate University of Houston website.
  • Knowledge of University of Houston campus resources.
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft ( preferred.


  1. Undergraduates must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA and have completed at least 24 credit hours in residence at the University of Houston by conclusion of the Spring 2024 semester.
  2. Graduate students must have completed one semester at the University of Houston by Spring 2024.
  3. Available to work during scheduled trainings during the Spring of 2024 Freshman Orientations and trainings during Summer of 2024.

Job Duties and Pay

Peer Assistants earn an hourly wage of $10/ph; hired PAs will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist new students with questions about UHin4.
  • Communicate with students as they opt into the UHin4 program.
  • Communicate University of Houston academic policies and standards to new students.
  • Communicate information regarding major and minors options to new students.
  • Communicate information regarding course pre-requisites to new students.
  • Communicate college expectations to new students.
  • Assist with Academic College’s preparation prior to New Student Orientation.
  • Assist with communication between Academic College and new students prior to New Student Orientation.
  • Assist with course enrollment during New Student Orientation.
  • Assist Academic College with post New Student Orientation follow-up.

Time Commitment

  • Mandatory training sessions (see Mandatory Dates section above).
  • Part-time: approximately 30 hours per week, including selected work days outside of New Student Orientation during the Summer of 2024.