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College Advising Corps

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.

2018-19 College Adviser Application

The College Adviser position is a full-time, two-year position. College Advisers are placed at partner schools in western North Carolina 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 during the month of July 2018 at Davidson College. Members of the Class of 2018 and recent graduates from the classes of 2015-17 are also invited to apply.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply to become a College Adviser is Friday, Feb. 21, 2018. 

Interested individuals can apply for the position on the Human Resources website. Interviews will be held in late February 2018.

Learn More

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