Become a Transfer Peer Coach

Become a Transfer Peer Coach

General Description:

Transfer Peer Academic Coaches provide mentoring and support geared toward helping facilitate the transfer process before, during, and after new student orientation. They also provide supplemental academic and social involvement opportunities of our incoming transfer students at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Coaches will work collaboratively to assist incoming transfer students to be academically successful while helping them make a smooth transition from their transferring Community College to life on campus as a Toro.
Transfer Peer Academic Coaches build relationships with incoming transfer students and coach them on topics such as developing effective study skills and strategies, time management, goal-setting, test-taking skills and learning styles. They do this through workshops and/or individual meetings and will serve as a resource by introducing students to academic support services and connecting them to advisors on campus. Transfer Peer Academic Coaches participate in on-going interactive training and development that provides them an opportunity to enhance their leadership, organizational, and academic skills thus making them an integral support to incoming transfer students, the UATC, and California State University, Dominguez Hills.

How to Apply to be a Transfer Peer Academic Coach:

The application to become a DHTLC Peer Academic Coach opens for new eligible candidates in the spring semester prior to the new academic year. We are currently recruiting for 2021-2022 Academic Year cycle. Apply Now!

DHTLC Peer Academic Coach Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least a second-year transfer upon submission of application
  • Minimum 3.0 CSUDH GPA at the time application is submitted, on official start date, and throughout employment with Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community (DHTLC)
  • Enrolled in at least 12 units per semester for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Available to attend mandatory Summer 2021 training and New Student Orientations (May-Aug 2021)
  • Enroll and pass required UNV 395 course during Summer Session
  • Available to work minimum 15 hours per week each semester of the 2021-2022 academic year (August 2021-May 2022)
  • Commit to a set schedule for the entire 2021-2022 academic year (August 2021-May 2022)
  • Commit to the position for the entire 2021-2022 academic year (August 2021-May 2022)
  • Complete required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) by providing documents that verify you are eligible to work in the United States


  • Take the lead in supporting incoming transfer students individually and in small groups through becoming acquainted with your cohort of students’ academic needs by being approachable and available, supporting and encouraging to enrich their experiences via campus involvement and leadership opportunities
  • Must enroll in the UNV 395 course to help prepare for the Transfer Peer Academic Coach
  • professional experience and helping your fellow transfer students
  • Collaborate with peers, faculty, advisors, and campus resources to maximize the quality of the coaches’ experience
  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor for incoming transfer students about academic and student life
  • Attend some community college visits with academic advisors
  • Attend weekly meetings for on-going professional development training
  • Attend and actively participate in additional training as deemed necessary
  • Provide written assessment and reports regarding student caseload weekly
  • Keep accurate and thorough documentation of interactions with students
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the program is successful during the academic year

The Ideal Transfer Peer Academic Coach Possesses:

  • Pride in and enthusiasm for CSUDH
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the unique needs of transfer students
  • Positive attitude and a desire to support others
  • Ability to work as both a motivated self-starter and as a cooperative team player
  • Genuine concern for others and the desire to help fellow students and team members