Peer Assistance Leaders Support
What is the Peer Assistance Leader (PAL) system?
Background and objectives
The Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs) Support is based on the belief that highly academic students can play an important role in the academic development of their peers. Peer interaction, peer support and role modeling are all components of the Peer Assistance Leaders' support. PALs are available to strengthen the impact of academic success when students work together. With this type of joint partnership between peers, better academic decisions are made by students and success can be achieved. It is a worthwhile experience between PALs and the student to lead to better success in the academic venture.
The Peer Assistance Leader system has been set up to be as additional support system to Zayed University students. It is in no way set up to replace existing support mechanisms in the university. The PALs will complement other university support structures. They will also support students at key points in their university life and it is based on a non threatening and relaxed system to give students an additional perspective based on students who have gone through the university process. The PALs will be selected and given ongoing training to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to support students who might be daunted by some obstacles they face. The PAL will work closely with the Coordinator
PALs will meet a student on a 1:1 basis to
Who are PALs?
PALs are students who generally have a ‘good academic standing' and are willing to support other students who need help
They will be...
What is involved?
PALs will agree to...
All Pals must have completed at least 3 semesters at Zayed university. It would also be beneficial to have been involved in at least one co-curricular activity on campus. These students should demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. PALs will demonstrate dedication, responsibility, confidence, adaptability, a dynamic personality and a collaborative leadership style. All candidates MUST be able to guarantee their service for the year. We would like fully committed PALs.
Failure to participate in any round of the selection process will exclude you from consideration for a PAL position.
Round One: Group
Group Interview - These group interviews will be in small groups of 4-6. You will be given a scenario relating to advising and will be asked to make your viewpoints and ideas. You need to be able to demonstrate confidence, interpersonal skills and ability to think things through clearly. This should take no longer than 30 minutes.
Round Two: Individual
If you have been successful in round one, you will be asked to attend an individual interview with a panel of 2-3. The interview should not last more than 20 minutes
*It is important to note than in all stages of the selection process, you will be contacted ONLY when you have been successful on each particular round.
If you are still interested in becoming a Peer Assistance Leader (PAL), please download the application form from here or drop in to the Office of Enrollment Management to collect one. Then after completing it, submit it (with a photograph and one ZU academic reference) either by email to email@example.com or it can be dropped in the ‘DROP BOX' at the Office of Enrollment Management in all campuses.