Become a Consultant

The application for Fall 2021 study consultant positions is currently closed. Our Spring 2022 application will be available in November. 

Job Responsibilities

Study consultants are responsible for:

  • Mentoring Homewood undergraduates who indicate a desire to improve academically
  • Scheduling and providing support to assigned mentees on a weekly basis
  • Diagnosing specific academic needs and creating individualized study plans
  • Offering effective suggestions for improving: study skills, time management, test-taking techniques, adjustment to college, etc.
  • Attending all required trainings and staff development workshops
  • Submitting required forms and documentation in a timely manner


Students interested in becoming study consultants must:

  • Be registered full-time juniors, seniors, or graduate students at Johns Hopkins University
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.33 or above, with at least a 3.0 GPA from the semester prior to application
  • Have a strong desire to help other students succeed academically
  • Be willing to work with a minimum of two students each semester
  • Commit to their assignment for the duration of the semester
  • Have effective study, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Provide two or more references from faculty, former supervisors, coaches, or academic advisors

How to Apply

Applications for study consultants are accepted prior to and at the beginning of each semester. If there is demand, new applications are also accepted at any point during a semester.

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2021. Please check back in the fall for opportunities during Spring 2022.

Training Program

The JHU Study Consulting Program has been recognized by the College Reading and Learning Association as a certified International Mentor Training Program. All study consultants must complete 15 hours of training in multiple aspects of peer mentoring. In addition, to become eligible for individual CRLA IMTPC Level I certification, a consultant must demonstrate 50 hours of satisfactory mentoring experience. Consultants will receive training in the following areas:

  • The Role of the Peer Mentor
  • Peer Mentoring Do’s and Don’ts
  • Professional Ethics for Peer Mentors
  • Establishing Rapport & Motivating Mentees
  • Questioning and Listening Skills
  • Record Keeping and Reporting
  • Mentoring Boundaries
  • Preparing to Study: Organization, Class Analysis, and Time Management
  • Campus & Community Resources & Referrals
  • Wellness Training
  • Stress Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Brain Based Learning Strategies
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Personality Types
  • Administering and Using Self-Assessments with Mentees
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Gender Issues Awareness
  • Dealing with Personal Issues of Students
  • Academic Majors and Advising
  • Other topics as determined by needs of the program