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This is the list of messages related to German at the University of Michigan. You generally receive these messages on Tuesday via email, and you will see them posted on Canvas (German Advising Mail at University of Michigan). If you have any questions, please see the German Department advisors Kalli and Mary Rodena-Krasan.


Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Job Posting - CGIS Peer Advisor: Thursday, August 1 (Application Deadline)

Peer Advisor Job Description:
* Peer advisors serve in support roles for all functions of the CGIS office. This position includes clerical and project work in the CGIS office as well as serving in an outreach capacity to students throughout the University of Michigan.
* Seeking two peer advisors to join CGIS with an August 2024 start date. Preference for students who can work at CGIS for at least 2 years; highly qualified seniors graduating in Winter 2025 will be considered.

Office Responsibilities:

* Provide initial advising to prospective study abroad students
* Answer email inquiries from students, parents, university partners, and faculty
* Staff the reception desk and answer the phone periodically during lunch breaks and other times as needed
* Support advisors by assembling files, making photocopies, entering data, etc.
* Work on individual projects based on interests (i.e. social media, website content, data collection)
* Assist staff with additional tasks as needed
* Special projects as assigned

Outreach Responsibilities:
* Assist with and present CGIS pre-departure orientations and other CGIS outreach events
* Conduct virtual First Steps sessions for prospective study abroad students as requested
* Create opportunities with campus clubs and organizations to conduct presentations about study abroad
* Serve as a CGIS representative for on-campus events such as Campus Days, Festifall, Study Abroad Fair, New Student Orientation, Spring Welcome Day, etc.
* Assistance with moving/distributing program catalogs and other marketing materials across campus
* Collaborating with Communication Specialist on developing marketing related content and social media efforts, including, but not limited to, Instagram LIVE interviews, Social Media takeovers, etc
* Special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:
* Previous participation in a CGIS program (includes Spring/Summer 2024 programs)
* Experience with public speaking and related equipment/technology
* Experience with Social Media platforms
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
* Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups
* Strong communication and customer services skills
* Adept at handling multiple assignments with varied deadlines
* Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, positive, and organized
* Ability to take initiative and maintain student confidentiality

Eligibility:

* CGIS Peer Advisor positions are open to all UM- Ann Arbor undergraduates who studied abroad on a CGIS program (NB: the Goethe-Institut is not a CGIS program).
* Work-Study students are desirable, but not required.

Professional Development:
* Students in this position will have the opportunity to apply their public speaking, communication, customer service, marketing, and organizational skills to a demanding work environment. Peer advisors are able to gain first-hand office experience in a global environment and foster connections with fellow students, staff, and faculty.

Time Commitment:
* Peer Advisors typically work up to 10-15 hours a week, most of which are during standard CGIS business hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Times are subject to change. Beyond these hours, some evenings and weekends will be required for recruitment and outreach events. Peer advisors are required to work CGIS Pre-Departure Orientations.

Compensation:
* The starting wage for this position is $15/hour. Work-study is preferred, but not required.

Website: https://mcompass.umich.edu/_portal/tds-program-brochure?programid=11465

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