Looking for Next Year's MCS / Data Science Peer Advisors!

Peer Advisor Position Description

The Data Science major (including MCS students who are already declared in the MCS major) seeks 2 - 4 highly motivated students to be leaders amongst their fellow majors and community.


Under the guidance of the Data Science Program Administrator, Peer Advisors will:

  • Hold weekly office hours (about 2 hours per week; drop-in/remote) for prospective and current majors in which you are available to offer student perspectives on courses, major requirements, and your academic experience.
  • Organize program events for students. Be the student representative at campus-wide events including majors’ night and academic open houses. Also be available to be at major program sponsored events.
  • Coordinate student engagement projects.
  • Manage student communications.
  • Act as the student representative and liaison among students, staff, and faculty.
  • Report to and assist the Student Service Officer.



  • Currently declared MCS Major with Junior or Senior status as of Spring 2022 and/or Coterm student who conferred their MCS degree this year.
  • Self-starter, motivated to help fellow students and improve major as a whole.
  • Able to work office hours + events as needed for the entire academic year.
  • No overseas study planned for 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Strong knowledge of the program and its major requirements (and/or willingness to learn!)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Independent learner and worker.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, maturity, and academic excellence.
  • Good organizational skills, dependable, responsible.


Time Commitment:

  • Required Training Session - about 2 to 4 hours at the end of summer / beginning of Autumn Quarter
  • Weekly Office Hours + Project time (about 2 to 4 hours): Hold minimum of 2 office hours per week (can be split) + meetings & events as needed.
  • Be able to attend events such as Majors Night in October, Inside Academic Departments during Admit Weekend, etc.


Compensation: Students will be compensated $19/hour for their work


Please send resume to Amanda Kuhn at aekuhn [at] stanford.edu (aekuhn[at]stanford[dot]edu) by the end of the day on May 30, 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your resume!