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Student Leader Selection


Amanda Dermer

Campus Life Office

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Lead with Fire

Student leaders play a vital role in shaping the Knox College experience. While our leadership opportunities are diverse, each has the common goal of enhancing campus life, complementing the academic experience, and upholding the College's values of critical thinking, inclusivity, respect and support. Student Leaders are able to effect change on campus through mentoring, advocacy, peer education and program development. They experience the fulfillment of service as well as the added benefit of marketable skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and time management.

Selection Process

Student Leader Selection is the hiring process for the Student Leader positions. The process consists of a common application and interview process. The rubric that will be used to score Student Leader applications may be viewed by clicking hereStudents are required to participate in the group interviews in order to remain a candidate in Student Leader Selection. Listing interest in a specific position on the application does not guarantee a student will be offered an individual interview for that position.  Additionally, employers will primarily use a student's application score to determine if they would like to schedule an individual interview with a student for their position. The application, group interview, individual interview, and overall team composition in each position will be considered when making hiring decisions.

We encourage you to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the process. Below you will find a timeline, job descriptions, and instructions on accessing the application information on Handshake. If you have questions about the process please contact the Coordinator for Residential, Fraternity and Sorority life, Amanda Dermer, at

2019-2020 Selection Timeline

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a student leader, we encourage you to attend an information session!  Information sessions will include additional details about the selection process and provide an opportunity for students to talk to other Student Leaders who currently hold the available positions and their supervisors.

Fall term information sessions:

  • November 6th, 6 PM, Alumni Room Old Main
  • November 7th, 12 PM, Alumni Room Old Main

Winter term information sessions:

  • January 9th, 6 p.m. Ferris Lounge Seymour Union
  • January 13th, 7 p.m. Ferris Lounge Seymour Union

Applications Due: January 27th, 10:00 p.m.

Group Interview Day: February 9th - Mandatory

Decision letters sent: February 24th

Acceptance due: February 28th

Job Descriptions

Admission Ambassador

Admission Student Engagement Ambassador 

Counseling Services Peer Educator 

Dare to Care Peer Educator 

Disability Services Peer Educator 

Intercultural Life (IL) Peer Educator 

Interfaith Ambassador

International Ambassador 

Orientation Leader 

Peer Career Leader (PCL)

Resident Assistant 

SPARK Peer Mentor

TRIO Team Leader

Interested in more than one position?

Check out this graphic to see what positions conflict and what positions can be held at the same time. 

Ready to submit your application?

Apply by searching for the "Student Leader" position on Handshake! Don't have a handshake account? Sign up by clicking here! Remember, applications are due January 27th at 10:00 p.m.! 

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Printed on Saturday, October 24, 2020