Applications are now Closed!

Position Description

PALs primarily serve first-year students as advocates, teaching assistants, and mentors for the FYE 101: Succeed at the G course. FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a first-year seminar course that equips students with the tools and resources to be successful in college. PALs have a distinct leadership opportunity to help students transition during their first year.


PALs must be organized, resourceful, responsible, and flexible. PALs are chosen based on their interpersonal, academic and leadership skills, along with their campus involvement. PALs must maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average; a 3.0 GPA is preferred.

Application & Interview Process

The online application and optional recommendation form are due 11:55 PM on February 6th, 2020. To complete the application, you must apply on Handshake. Group interviews will take place on February 12th and 13th. Final individual interviews will take place the week of February 17th. Final decisions will be sent out the week of February 24th.

2020 PAL Applications have closed. For any questions please contact us at

95% of PALs Would Recommend the Position

"I became a PAL in order to make a difference in the lives of students and to influence them in a positive way. Seeing this come full circle, I am pleased to say I have met many of my goals as a PAL and I feel like this experience has changed me into a confident leader I did not even know I had the potential to be ... This is a professional development opportunity unlike any other." - Fall 2018 PAL