Peer Advocate Leaders (PALs) Are Paid Mentors & Student Leaders at CU Denver
We serve as peer mentors to help students navigate a successful college career. PALs are trained to work with students to connect them with CU Denver, the Auraria Campus, and the Denver community. These mentoring relationships are designed to foster student engagement and academic success by providing peer-level support that promotes student achievement, growth, and learning through the student’s career at CU Denver. PALs are paired in First-Year Experience courses to plan and facilitate educational and social activities. PALs also assist students in one-on-one environments.
We're students helping fellow students! Peer Advocate Leaders (PALs) are CU Denver peer mentors. After completing 35-plus hours of training, we support first-year, transfer, and international students, as well as students who are on academic probation.
Classes turning out to be harder than expected? Is college a bit different than what you thought? At CU Denver, we offer mentoring to students who need a little help with their coursework and/or adjusting to student life. If you're looking for a PAL, please contact us.
This is a paid student employment opportunity! If you're looking to work as a PAL, we post our detailed application instructions every spring. PALs are interviewed and hired in the spring, trained over the summer, and begin working in the fall. Ready to get involved?
"I love being a PAL because it is more than just a job, it's creating friendships, helping others, and getting helped, plus so much more. It has really motivated me to grow as a student and inspire others to do the same."
"As a first-generation college student, I became a PAL because I wanted to help freshmen students survive College. PAL has helped me become a Leader and grow my career as a marketing major. PAL has truly been a phenomenal experience!"
"I love working for PAL because it allows me to meet all types of students and be apart of their own unique first-year experience. I hope to provide them with the information they need to finish out their first semester at CU Denver strong while being one of their first college buddies along the way."
"My favorite part about working for the PAL program is making a difference in other students' lives. I also am very grateful for the many friends I've made in the program."