Become a Leader

Spring 2024 Hiring Process

  • New SI Leader Application Opens: Friday, October 20
  • SI Leader Interest Meetings
    • Monday, October 23, from 5-5:30 p.m. in Old Main 2090
    • Tuesday, October 24, from 5-5:30 p.m. in Old Main 2090
    • Friday, October 27, from 12-12:30 p.m. in Old Main 2090
  • New SI Leader Application Closes: Friday, November 3, at noon
  • Interviews: November 6-10

Spring 2024 Open SI Leader Positions: 

  • BIO 1123-01 | Animal Biology | MW 11-11:50
  • BIO 3104-01 | Ecology | MWF 8-8:50
  • BIO 3103-01 | Genetics | MW 8-8:50
  • BIO 3304-01 | General Microbiology | TR 12:30-1:20
  • BQA 3123-03 | Business Stat Methods II | TR 11-12:15
  • CH 4513- 02 | Organic Chemistry I | TR 9:30-10:45
  • CE 2803-01 | Environmental Engineering Issues | MWF 11-11:50
  • MA 1713- TR Classes | Calculus I | TR 8-9:15, TR 9:30-10:45, TR 2-3:15
  • PH 2223 | Physics II | Section determined by student availability

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. If you are interested in receiving a link to the New SI Leader Application when it is released, complete this form.

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.