Become A College Adviser

The Virginia College Advising Corps seeks service-minded, motivated undergraduates in their last semesters to serve as College Advisers in our partner high schools. To get started, or if you still have questions after reading the  information below, contact Assistant Program Director Valencia Harvey. If you want perspective on the position from a current adviser or have questions about a specific placement, please contact the current Adviser at that school.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree obtained in 2016, 2017 or 2018 with preference given to graduates from the University of Virginia or the University of Virginia’s College at Wise
  • Ability and willingness to relocate to various locations across the Commonwealth.
  • Ability and willingness to work hours that coincide with a typical school day, including some night and weekend hours.

Term of service:

  • Two years; this includes a 4-week training program the summer before service begins.

Annual Compensation:

$25,000 Annual Living Allowance

$5,920 Segal Education Award (AmeriCorps)

$3,600 Health Insurance included (approximate)



$34,520 Total compensation package

College Advisers also benefit from professional development opportunities including:

  • Fully funded state and national conferences
  • Ongoing Professionl Developmen/Training sessions at U.Va.
  • A large network of College Advising Corps and AmeriCorps alumni and partner institutions

Information on AmeriCorps Partner institutions can be found on the AmeriCorps website.

College Adviser Position Description

Apply to Join Our Team

Selection Process Timeline


  • October 25 – 26, Fall Job and Internship Fair (Newcomb Hall)
  • Application available here. Application requires a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.


  •  November 12, 2017 - Priority Application Deadline


  • February 4, 2018 - Regular Application Deadline