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Joining the Corps

The MSU College Advising Corps (MSUCAC) actively recruits new college advisers each year starting in the fall and accepts applications from December 1 through February 15. The interview process starts in March and ends in April with advisers being chosen by the schools they will serve. Each year MSUCAC will fill anywhere from 5 to 20 positions.

Madonna University compiled a video featuring current advisers, our program staff and College Advising Corps founder Nicole Hurd. Learn more about MSUCAC and what it's like to be an adviser.

Application Process

  1. Review the job description for MSUCAC's College Advisers. 
  2. Apply online at Handshake starting December 1st.
  3. Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a 15-minute interview.
  4. Candidates will be invited to an interview workshop and information session.
  5. Candidates are asked their preference on which communities they would like to serve in and are assigned interviews with specific locations.
  6. Advisers are selected by the schools they will serve and notified.

Requested Documents

  1. Cover Letter.
  2. Please include the following information if not already included in your resume:
    • Date of birth,
    • Expected college graduation date,
    • College major,
    • College GPA,
    • High school attended, and
    • Are you a first generation college student (if you do not have at least one parent that completed a four-year or two-year degree).
  3. Please include contact information for at least 3 people who will serve as references.
  4. We also require that you submit answers to the following questions (totaling 3 pages or less):
    • Why are you interested in serving as an adviser with the MSUCAC?
    • What will make you an effective adviser?
    • How do you believe this experience will benefit you both personally and professionally?

Recruitment Cycle

Fall 2016- February 17, 2017


  • Recent MSU graduate with any major.
  • Willingness to relocate to the community in which you are selected to serve.
  • Able to work independently with little or no supervision while working as part of a team.
  • Passion for helping high school students learn more about college access.
  • Able to serve as an adviser for a minimum of one year, but not more than two years.