Student Success Center

Become a Leader


Want to become a leader for the Student Success Center? Great! All applications can be found through Handshake.  To keep up to date when postings become available, like us on Facebook.


Applications will open and be available on Handshake starting February 25, 2019.

Preference given to those that apply by March 8, 2019.


General Hiring Timeline
Term Applications Open
Fall 2019 February-March 2019
Spring 2020 September-October 2019


Academic Success Coaching +

Academic Success Coaches are undergraduate students who have demonstrated a mastery of the holistic elements of their academic careers.

  • Assist UT Dallas students with identifying and overcoming barriers to their academic success in one-on-one sessions.
  • Provide academic coaching by-appointment and during walk-in hours.
  • Deliver presentations on various academic skills and strategies to student organizations and across campus.
  • Become an expert on SSC programs and services
  • Develop materials and programs to educate students on various resources.
  • Represent the SSC at UT Dallas fair booths and other department and university events.
  • Participate in the marketing and promotion of the SSC events and services.
  • Work both individually and as a part of a diverse team in the SSC.


Comet Cents Peer Leaders+

Comet Cents Peer Leaders conduct educational presentations across campus to students about budgeting, credit, debit, identity theft, student loans, financial aid and other money topics.

Comet Cents Team Members:

  • Meet with individuals through appointments and walk-in hours to discuss financial literacy goals
  • Participate in the marketing and promotion of the Student Success Center and Comet Cents at events and services
  • Work with other campus organizations to present workshops
  • Become an expert on Student Success Center programs and services
  • Develop materials and programs to educate students on various resources
  • Work both individually and as a part of a diverse team in the Student Success Center


CommLab Peer Leaders+

CommLab Peer Leaders provide students with access to practical feedback and resources for improving oral and group presentations. Leaders offer their own expertise to other students who need help with their individual or group presentations.

CommLab Peer Leaders:

  • Assist students with crafting and/or revising thesis statements
  • Assist students in organizing speech outlines
  • Assist with group speeches and presentation rehearsals
  • Video record and review speeches for self critique
  • Assist with academic citation (oral and written)

Applications will open February 25th, 2019.

Office Student Employees+

Office Student Employees perform varied clerical tasks to assist office staff in executing duties and responsibilities for the SSC. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Copying, filing, sorting and compiling various information.
  • Answer phones, screen calls, and take messages.
  • Maintain the various areas of the SSC.
  • Greet visitors, provide basic information to faculty, staff and students.
  • Help with preparing materials for various events including Freshman Orientation.
  • Will also help with the Math Lab, Writing Center and Testing Center when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. must be able to work on an as needed basis.
Peer Tutoring – Science and Mathematics+

Peer Tutor Leaders host sessions each week throughout the semester and meet one-on-one or in small groups with students who need assistance with coursework. Leaders help students understand topics in a variety of Math, Science, and Engineering courses. Tutoring sessions are designed to meet students’ individual questions and needs, but the tutors do not provide direct answers for homework, quizzes, or exams. Applicants must have an A- or higher in the course(s) interested in and a minimum GPA of a 3.0.


  • Help students develop self-confidence and improve study skills.
  • Hold drop-in office hours or appointments for a minimum of six hours per week throughout the semester.
  • Attend weekly and monthly tutor training sessions and communicate with faculty as needed.
  • Attend training before the start of the semester.

Application Process:

  • Submit application with updated resume and transcript
  • Candidate Exam based on content area
  • In Person Interview and Mock Tutoring session


Applications will open and be available on Handshake starting February 25, 2019.

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Leaders+

Peer-Led Team Learning is a nationally recognized mean of engaging students especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Students who participate in PLTL not only reap the benefits of higher engagement with, and application of, course material, but also connect socially with peer leaders who have prior knowledge, experience, and success in a course.

Leader Responsibilities:

  • Conduct two weekly 80-minute collaborative sessions at the Student Success Center (SSC)
  • Attend the weekly peer leader/liaison meeting
  • Prepare for weekly sessions accordingly using a planning guide and communicate with students via email outside of session times when necessary
  • Maintain attendance records for each section you lead
  • Attend mandatory training sessions


  • Taken the PLTL-supported course at UTD
  • Received an A- or higher
  • Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to a 3.00

Applications for Fall 2019 will go live in late February 2019 on Handshake. Please apply to be an SSC leader at that time. For additional questions on leader selection, please email [email protected]. For PLTL specific questions, please email [email protected].

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders+

Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly peer-led study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is for all students who want to improve both their understanding of course material and their grades. SI sessions are facilitated by a trained SI leader who has previously excelled in the targeted course. SI leaders attend the lectures and take notes just as the enrolled students do.


SI Leaders:

  • Plan and facilitate two 75-minute or three 50-minute interactive study sessions per week
  • Attend weekly team meetings and communicate with their SI faculty member
  • Attend training before the start of the semester
  • Creatively promote and market their SI sessions to students


Applications will open and be available on Handshake starting February 25, 2019.

Writing Center Peer Leaders+

Writing Center Peer Leaders provide writing support to students in one-on-one sessions. Tutoring sessions are designed to provide constructive feedback and assist students with idea generation, drafting and revising papers, and documenting sources. Peer Leaders strive to give the student the tools necessary to excel in their writing projects.

Requirements for Writing Center Peer Leaders:

  • Firm grasp of English grammar, mechanics, and usage.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the elements of academic writing, including knowledge of rhetorical principles and research strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Applications will open February 25th, 2019.