Peer Advising


At the Athletic Study Center, Peer Advisors provide intercollegiate student athletes (primarily freshman and sophomores) with academic and campus life guidance during Orientation, the Summer Bridge Program, and throughout the academic year.


The hiring process begins in April. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 21st, 2017.

Click the following link to fill out our application:
ASC Peer Advisor Application


Peer Counseling:

Provide information to student athletes regarding enrollment procedures, university and college requirements, and NCAA rules and regulations. Counsel students regarding academic, social, and athletic issues. Refer students to ASC staff or other campus resources when appropriate.

Program Planning and Outreach:

Assist Athletic Study Center staff with planning and implementation of seminars, workshops, the Student Athlete Orientation, and the Summer Bridge Program. Assist in developing programs for student athletes. Conduct outreach to student athletes via phone, mail, personal contact, workshops, etc. Represent unit at various campus events.

Clerical and Reception:

Perform administrative and clerical duties for professional staff. Maintain set hours for reception duties. Staff computer lab as needed.

Other Duties

Attend all training and weekly peer staff meetings. Attend ASC staff meetings when requested. Submit weekly time sheets, job progress updates, and an exit evaluation.


Applicants need to have completed at least one year at Cal, be in good academic standing, be available to work from beginning of May– August 4th (Saturday, July 8th in particular), and be (or have been) a student athlete at Cal. Must be responsible, articulate, self-motivated, and have demonstrated leadership abilities. Summer Bridge participants preferred.


Peer advisors are paid $11.15 per hour. During the summer, they are expected to work approximately 5-10 hours a week. During the school year, hours will vary depending on student athletes’ schedules.


Peer advisors receive training in College of Letters & Science requirements, NCAA rules and regulations, major department requirements, and basic paraprofessional counseling skills.