Become an Adviser
Service with the Carolina College Advising Corps is a unique and rewarding leadership opportunity for recent college graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill who want to share their energy and experience with high school students. Carolina Corps advisers work with students in underserved schools and communities to help them identify potential colleges, complete college applications, identify potential scholarship opportunities, fill out financial aid forms and find the college or university that will best meet their academic and social needs.
To be kept in the loop about the application process, future information sessions, and important dates, please join our recruitment listserv.
To be considered for an adviser position, applicants must be a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and must have completed all course work by the end of May 2017 (to begin work in June 2017). If you are interested in joining the Carolina Corps but are not an alumnus/a, please contact our staff.
In addition to being a recent graduate, an adviser must be genuinely committed to serving underrepresented students and be able to work well with diverse populations. The Carolina Corps seeks advisers who are friendly, approachable, self-motivated, creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about higher education.
Carolina Corps Advisers receive the following benefits:
- Living Allowance
- Health Insurance
- Education Award – $5,730 per year of service, credited towards loans from undergraduate education or held for future educational costs (graduate school)
- Professional Development Opportunities
Following graduation, newly-selected advisers meet to begin an intensive five-week summer training at UNC-Chapel Hill. During training, advisers are provided with housing and parking in Chapel Hill. Professionals engage advisers around many topics, including the following: access, college application process, serving target students, financial aid and SAT/ACT preparation. Advisers also participate in national training in the fall.