Apply to be a Peer Coach

2024 – 2025 Peer Coach applications are closed.

This could be you!

How to Apply: 

Deadline: Jan. 14, 2024 (9 PM)

Position Description

Peer coaches are trained peers who help support new first-year students transition into UWB through one-on-one coaching sessions. They utilize effective communication skills to foster a trusting relationship with new students, facilitate goal-setting for personalized growth, and refer students to appropriate resources as necessary. Successful peer coach candidates must exhibit leadership qualities both inside and outside of the classroom, be passionate about helping others, demonstrate organizational skills, and possess a desire to develop their own potential for impact.  

Peer Coaches:

  • Welcome their students at orientation and run a small-group session
  • Call incoming students to provide information and answer questions
  • Send monthly emails, texts, and calls to schedule coaching sessions
  • Facilitate one-on-one coaching throughout fall quarter
  • Empower coachees to create goals that contribute to their success at UWB
  • Build a positive relationship with coachees
  • Serve as a positive role model for new students
  • Encourage students to build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and peers 
  • Connect students with clubs, organizations, and on-campus jobs
  • Respond to faculty and staff concerns about first-year students
  • Collaborate with other peer coach leads to support students in their meta-major through coaching, outreach, and events

Compensation and Benefits

  • $19.97/hour
  • Academic credit for BCUSP 203
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with campus partners
  • Paid professional development.


This position will begin in spring quarter 2023 and will last until the end of fall quarter 2023 with the possibility to continue to the end of the academic year. Students must take BCUSP 203 in spring quarter (T/TH 5:45-7:45pm). Students must also be able to attend all training sessions and be available to work 10-19.5 hours throughout the year, including summer.

Spring QuarterSummer QuarterFall QuarterWinter & Spring Quarters
OTP retreat

BCUSP course

Weekly training
First-Year Orientation

Coachee Meetings

Weekly Training

Intensive Training (Sept.)
Outreach to Coachees

1-1 Coaching Sessions

First-Year Events

Weekly Training
Continue as a Sr. Peer Coach

Academic and Career Exploration

Weekly Training

Why Lead With OTP?

In the past two years, five of our coaches were Husky 100 winners. Our coaches are Mary Gates recipients and Global Scholars. Our alumni are researchers, PhD students, program managers, and software engineers. Leading with OTP will help you develop both the skills and network to reach your goals.


Yes! Many of our Peer Coaches do. You are allowed to work up to 19.5 hours/week between campus jobs. You must be able to work at least 12 hours/week as a peer coach.

They’re extremely flexible! Except for training and events, you set your own schedule. Hours can be inconsistent. It depends on your caseload and how often you meet with your cohort. Normally coaches work anywhere between 10 – 15 hours a week.  

Approximately 40 students. 

You will be able to apply in December. We will take your performance and written responses into consideration. 

Check out the meta-majors pathway site. You can be part of all five depending on your major and minor.