Become a Leader

Fall 2024 Hiring Process

  • New SI Leader Application Opens: Friday, March 22
  • SI Leader Interest Meetings
    • Tuesday, March 26, from 5-5:30 p.m. in Old Main 2050
    • Wednesday, March 27, from 4-4:30 p.m. in Old Main 2050
  • New SI Leader Application Closes: Friday, April 5, at noon
  • Interviews: April 8-12

Fall 2024 Open SI Leader Positions

  • Biology I | TR 9:30-10:45 
  • Biology I | TR 2-3:15 
  • Biology I | TR 12:30-1:45 | Kaplan 
  • Human Anatomy | TR 3:30-4:45
  • Ecology | MWF 8-8:50
  • Business Stat Methods I | TR 2-3:15, TR 3:30-4:45
  • Business Stat Methods II | TR 11-12:15
  • Chemistry I | MWF 9-9:50
  • Chemistry I | TR 2-3:15
  • Chemistry II | TR 8-9:15
  • Organic Chemistry II | MWF 10-10:50
  • Organic Chemistry II | MWF 1-1:50
  • Environmental Engineering Issues | MWF 10-10:50
  • Data Structures | MWF 9-9:50, MWF 11-11:50
  • Vibrations | TR 8-9:15
  • Modern U.S. History | TR 8-8:50, TR 9:30-10:20
  • Business Calculus- MWF | MWF 8-8:50, MWF 10-10:50, MWF 12-12:50  
  • Calculus I- MWF | MWF 1-1:50, MWF 2-2:50, MWF 10-10:50, MWF 8-8:50 
  • Calculus II- TR | TR 8-9:15, TR 11-12:15 
  • Thermodynamics I | MWF 12-12:50
  • General Physics I | MWF 9-9:50, MWF 10-10:50, MW 2-3:15, TR 9:30-10:45, TR 11-12:15 
  • General Psychology | MWF 9-9:50, MWF 10-10:50 | Carskadon 

How do I become an SI Leader?

An application is typically opened around the mid-point of each semester. A link to the application is emailed to students who have taken the class associated with the open SI Leader position. Applications are reviewed by the SI Supervisor, Mentors, and Leaders. Applicants are selected to interview with the SI Supervisor, Mentors, and Leaders. Faculty are asked to complete a recommendation form for applicants. The information gathered from the faculty recommendation form is weighted heavily. An SI Leader is selected using the information above.

What are some helpful things to know about the application?

SI Leaders and Mentors blind review applications. Submitting a resume is optional but strongly encouraged. Put thought into responses you provide on the application. The only information that we have about applicants is what is provided through the resume and application.

What are some helpful things to know about the interview?

Invited applicants will be interviewed by the SI Coordinator and 1-2 SI Leaders and Mentors. During the interview, you will be asked to break down a topic for a position that you applied. More information will be provided when invited to interview.

What does a work week look like for an SI Leader?

SI Leaders typically work 10 hours each week. A work week varies by position but generally follows the breakdown below:

  • 2-3 hours attending class

  • 3 hours holding SI Sessions

  • 2 hours planning for SI Sessions

  • 1 hour holding an Office Hour

  • 30 minutes of supervision with SI Supervisor

  • 30 minutes of supervision with SI Instructor/Professor

What are the requirements to become an SI Leader?

  • Applicants must make an A in the course in which they would be an SI Leader. In addition, the course must be taken at MSU.

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students.

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA

Can I apply for an SI Leader position if I am currently enrolled in the class?

Yes! If you are currently enrolled in a class and on track to make an A, please apply! 

What are the benefits of becoming an SI Leader?

SI Leaders have the opportunity to serve students at MSU, develop a professional relationship with a professor, gain valuable leadership experience, and deepen understanding of course concepts. SI Leaders also have the opportunity to attend professional development opportunities and work collaboratively with peers, mentors, and supervisors.

For 1000/2000 level positions, the pay increases the longer you work with us:
1st year- $8.50 per hour
2nd year- $9.25 per hour
3rd year- $10 per hour

For 1000/2000 level department-funded positions, the starting pay rate is $9.25 per hour.
1st year- $9.25 per hour
2nd year- $10 per hour

For 3000/4000 level positions, the pay rate is $10 per hour.