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PAL Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Advisor at USC Lancaster! To be a PAL on USCL's campus is a coveted position, so be sure to put your best foot forward. Answer ALL questions in complete sentences and submit the form when it is complete. Applications must be submitted by December 10th, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it is your responsibility to follow up with the Student Life office.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

For any questions or concerns, email Ryleigh Waiters: rwaiters@mailbox.sc.edu

PALs MUST:

*         Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0

*         Have at least 12 units completed by the end of Fall 2020

*         Be able to participate in a virtual interview held via ZOOM on December 18th, 2020

Be present for all New Student Orientation Days:

  • Session I: June 16th, 2021
  • Session II: July 2nd, 2021
  • Session III: July 12th, 2021 
  • Session IV: July 28th, 2021
  • Session V: August 10th, 2021
  • Session VI: August 11th, 2021

*         Be able to ‘virtually’ attend orientation workshops and conferences to be held in the future

*         Be willing to help promote/advertise campus activities

*         Provide campus tours to prospective students, families, and other campus guests  

*         Enroll in the Spring 2021 1-3 credit hour PALs 101 course

SCHOLARSHIPS:

*         PALs receive $500 in the Spring for their work during the Spring

*         PALs receive $500 in the Fall for their work during the Summer and Fall (work during the Fall is typically less strenuous)

*Required fields

I have read the above statements and agree with all that is listed. I would like to continue completing my PALs application. *

JFF

Section I: Background Information

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johndoe@email.sc.edu

Address, City, State, Zip Code

(000) 000-0000

Academic Status (applicants must have completed at least one semester at USC Lancaster) *

Section II: References

Please list people who can attest to your work habits, personality, job skills, etc. Do not list relatives as a reference. One reference must be a current or former instructor, one reference must be a faculty/staff member that you have worked with on campus, and the remaining reference may be at your discretion.

Reference 1:

(000) 000-0000

johndoe@gmail.com

Reference 2:

(000) 000-0000

johndoe@gmail.com

Reference 3:

(000) 000-0000

johndoe@gmail.com

Section III: Volunteer and Work Experience

Section IV: Questions

Please answer each question in 300 words or less in complete sentences only. Aim to make your answers meaningful, as this is your opportunity to really showcase your skills and experiences.

I certify that all the information I have provided in the 2021 PALs application is accurate and valid. *

JFF


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