Transfer Assistants

Transfer Assistants (TAs) are dedicated student leaders who serve as mentors to incoming transfer students, planning programs that will aid in their transition to college. Transfer Assistants work with the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement to plan, promote, and implement initiatives specifically focused on transfer students.

Transfer Assistant Mission Statement

We strive to create a fun, familiar, and friendly environment. We will help transfer students acclimate by providing the resources and knowledge to help them engage and find their niche as active members of the 'Cane family. To this end, we commit to being reliable, strong, and trustworthy peer mentors.

Apply to be a 2017-2018 Transfer Assistant!

Are you interested in being a peer leader and making a difference in the lives of new transfer students?  Apply to be a Transfer Assistant!  You will have the opportunity to provide mentorship, guidance, and educational programming to new transfer students throughout their transition to the University of Miami.  

Application requirements:

  • Completed application, including short-answer questions, listed below
  • 30-minute interview with staff in the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
  • Resume (bring to the interview)
  • 1 letter of recommendation, signed and sealed by the recommender (bring to the interview)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA and no outstanding conduct violations through the Dean of Students Office / UMPD

TA applicants are also required to attend a mandatory, 30-minute information session, held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 3:30pm-4:00pm (Student Center, Vista Room)
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 12:00pm-12:30pm (Student Center, Vista Room)
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2107, from 4:00pm-4:30pm (Student Center, Executive Conference Room)
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 5:3opm-6:00pm (Student Center, Vista Room) 

Applications are due Friday, March 24, 2017, at 5:00pm.  Please direct any questions to or 305-284-5646. 

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