Work for the ASC

The Academic Success Center at Sam Houston State University uses a peer-based model for helping students, and as such, we are always looking for motivated, qualified individuals who are undergraduate or graduate students at SHSU. If you are interested in working for the Academic Success Center, please look at our available positions below. Even if we are not currently hiring, you can see the qualifications for our various positions and send us your information so that we can let you know when we start our next round of hiring.

All students at Sam Houston State University enrolled in 6 or more credit hours of courses are able to work for the university as a student employee, and our department has many opportunities for work study and other work aid programs.

Although each area has a specific focus and set of qualifications, anyone wanting to work as a Student Employee of Sam Houston State University at the Academic Success Center can expect to need the following to apply:

Qualifications

  • At least a sophomore with two semesters complete at SHSU by end of current term (preferred)
  • A completed FAFSA document for the current academic term (preferred)
  • Letters of recommendation from staff/instructors familiar wtih your area of expertiese
  • An overall SHSU GPA of 3.0 or above is required
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Can expect to work an average of 15 hours at our on-campus center in Huntsville

Interested in becoming part of our team? Use the links below to find out more details on the particular area you are interested in working with.


  • Become a Writing Tutor

    Job Description

    Applicants will work as undergraduate peer tutors at the Writing and Humanities division of the Academic Success Center and can expect to work with SHSU students from any level or discipline on student writing. Applicants will have the opportunity to tutor more advanced topics, including but not limited to: Speech, Online, Groups, Workshops, and Presentations. Tutors typically work between 10-20 hours per week with 14 hours being the current average. 

    As peer writing tutors, student employees would work with students to imrpove their writing and to review proper format and citation for various areas. This job focuses on revision and content creation over line editing, and it is our objective to ensure that student clients are taught lifelong learning stills and strategies instead of quick fixes to problems.


  • Become a Math/Science Tutor

    Job Description

    Math and science tutors work closely with instructors to provide tutoring that is aligned with expectations in the courses. We hire tutors to support mathematics courses up to MATH 1420. Some tutors are embedded in courses to work alongside students in the learning process. We hire tutors in Chemistry, Physics, and other courses. Math and science tutors work closely with instructors to provide tutoring that is aligned with expectations in the courses. We hire tutors to support mathematics courses up to MATH 1420. Some tutors are embedded in courses to work alongside students in the learning process. We hire tutors in Chemistry, Physics, and other courses.

    Qualifications

    • Successfully completed the course(s) in which you will tutor (required)
    • Completed FAFSA document for the current academic term (preferred)
    • GPA of 3.0 or above (required)
    • Letters of recommendation or recommendation form from instructors in content area

  • Become a Welcome Desk Ambassador

    Job Description

    Welcome Desk Ambassadors promote the services, programs, and initiatives of the Academic Success Center (ASC) and Office of the First-Year Experience (FYE). Ambassadors support and empower all students to succeed academically and encourage the development of first-year students in their high school to college transition. Welcome Desk Ambassadors typically work between 10-15 hours per week. 

    Welcome Desk Ambassadors can expect to great guests and offer assistance, answer incoming calls, guide students to appropriate services, introduce new students, faculty, and staff to the services we offer, and aid in ideas for branding and promotion among the ASC.


  • Become a Peer Mentor

    Job Description

    Peer mentors help incoming, transfer, and returning students set and meet academic goals. Peer mentors act as guides to help students connect to resources and build academic habits.

    Qualifications

    • GPA of 3.0 or above (required)
    • Successful interview
    • Passion for helping others
    • Completed FAFSA document for the current academic term (preferred)
    • Letters of recommendation or recommendation form from instructors in content area