Honors GPS Application

Honors Guides for Peer Success (Honors GPS), 2024-25 Team

Honors GPS team members will support University of Connecticut Honors students in collaboration with Honors staff to help students understand Honors graduation requirements. Honors GPS team members will guide peers in planning their Events, Leadership, and Academics in Action as well as provide feedback on progress. Responsibilities will include:

  • Advising and coaching students on co-curricular requirements for the University Honors Laureate designation
  • Assessing reflections and providing feedback within the HuskyCT system
  • Meeting with students virtually and/or in-person via appointments or on a walk-in basis
  • Creating and facilitating workshops related to Honors requirements
  • Connecting students with campus resources and providing appropriate referrals
  • Helping students identify co-curricular opportunities in alignment with their goals and Honors experience
  • Serving as a point of contact for Honors students
  • Helping students prepare for meetings with professional and faculty advisors
  • Represent the Honors Program at events and meetings where applicable
  • Other special projects related to role as assigned

Qualifications and Expectations

Qualified applicants are rising sophomore, junior, and senior Honors students in good standing at UConn and in Honors. Honors students who will be continuing study at UConn next year in a graduate or professional program are also invited to apply. Honors GPS appointments are for the upcoming academic year (August 26, 2024 – May 2, 2025). Work location will be in-person on Storrs campus or Stamford campus, and may include some virtual hours depending on departmental needs. We are seeking students from diverse backgrounds and majors who possess:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Initiative and flexibility; can complete tasks with limited or ambiguous instructions
  • Professionalism through punctuality, reliability, and integrity
  • The ability to provide feedback and assessment to peers
  • An interest in positively engaging with and helping peers
  • Evidence of engagement with the Honors and campus community
  • Experience working with a diverse population
  • The ability to work effectively in teams
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality and uphold policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Plans to pursue the University Honors Laureate (UHL) Award
  • Experience submitting work for University Honors Laureate requirements on HuskyCT

Honors GPS team members will be expected to work up to 10 hours per week throughout the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Candidates must also commit to attending:

  • Training Retreat: week of August 19-23, 2024 (9am-5pm daily)
  • Weekly staff meetings (as part of 10 hours per week)

Pay and Benefits

  • This position is paid $17.09 per hour for up to 10 hours per week
  • Enhance interpersonal, coaching, and communication skills with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Develop leadership identity and skills
  • Enhance responsibility, goal-setting, self-awareness, and resilience
  • Network with professionals across campus and within the Honors Program

To apply, submit your application by March 6, 2024 at 11:59pm:

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