Become an advisor

PATHS Advisors are needed to assist new PATHS students with academic, community, and independent living skills. Candidates must be willing and able to work the full four weeks in the summer from June 19th РJuly 15th all day up to 39 hours per week (excluding July 4th holiday).  Employment may continue into the Fall and Spring semesters, if interested.

Advisor Qualifications

  • Current Texas A&M University Student
  • Person with teaching exposure/experience
    • You will tutor the student and classroom teaching opportunities might be available
  • Have good communication skills
  • Like to work with other college students
  • Can work with a diverse population
  • Available to work 10-20 hours per week

The PATHS Program utilize a lot of support from peer mentors. PATHS Program advisors will fill two main roles: Instructional Assistants and Advisors.

If you are not a Texas A&M University student contact the PATHS Director.


Part-time position

  • 10-30 hours per week for the fall & spring semester
  • Flexible hours during the week and weekends
  • Support a group of 1-3 PATHS students
  • Attend weekly whole group and individual meetings with PATHS students
  • Attend weekly meeting with advisors and supervisors
  • Model problem-solving and professional behavior
  • Support student in advisor group outside of class with:
    • Time management
    • Public transportation
    • Applications
    • Volunteer or internship site
    • Field Based Experience course expectations
  • Meetings with community partners
  • Participate in PATHS student Wraparound and Compliance Meetings
  • Observe and support students at their volunteer or internship site
  • Entering data, compiling reports, entering grades, office work, etc.
  • Available to support students each day of prep week

Instructional Assistant

Part-time position

  • 10-30 hours per week for the fall & spring semesters
  • Use levels of support to assist students in completing tasks and participating in class
  • Support Course Instructor
    • Grading
    • Taking attendance
    • Professional check
  • Communicate any incidents and concerns to Course Instructor
  • Model program-solving and professional behavior
  • Active monitoring during classroom instruction
    • Focusing on students
    • Walking around the classroom to ensure students are following expectations and completing tasks
    • When needed, use levels of support to assist students
  • Update data collection daily
  • Hold tutoring sessions with students as needed¬†