In partnership with the National College Advising Corps (CAC), Davidson College is proud to host a CAC program due to the generosity of the John M. Belk Endowment and the Duke Endowment.

The CAC places well-trained, college graduates from institutions of higher education as full-time advisers in under-resourced high schools to support students as they navigate the complex processes of college admission and matriculation.

These "near peer" advisers collaborate with teachers and administrators to tie college-going into the life of a school, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students, and most importantly, open the eyes of students and their families to the possibility of college.

Equally important, advisers supplement, not replace, existing high school counseling staff, thereby reaching more students. The goal is to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students.

2020-21 College Adviser Position

The College Adviser position is a full-time, two-year position. College Advisers are placed at partner high schools in both rural and urban settings, including Mecklenburg County to serve students and carry out the mission and goals of the CAC as described above. The College Adviser position will begin with pre-service training in late June 2020 at Davidson College. Members of the Class of 2020 and recent graduates from the classes of 2016-19 are also invited to apply.

Application Information

Several information sessions and events will be offered throughout the fall and early winter providing the opportunity for students and alumni to learn more about the Davidson College Advising Corps. The application opens November 1, 2019 and will be open until February 1, 2020 or until all positions are filled. For those who apply by November 22, 2019, interviews will be held prior to winter break. For positions still available, interviews will be held in spring 2020.

Interested individuals can apply for the position beginning November 1, 2019 online through Human Resources.


The College Advising Corps is administered through the Center for Civic Engagement. For more information, contact Mary Alice Katon at or 704-280-7580.