Thrive Center employs over 80 student employees as Peer Mentors and Student Assistants who clock over 2,500 hours of direct student contact throughout the year.  Please review the list of job descriptions below to see which positions fit your interests and use the link at the bottom of the page to submit your application.





To be eligible for a position in the Thrive Center, you must have completed two semesters of coursework before fall 2020 AND you must currently have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher from the University of Arizona.  You are also expected to maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher through this semester (spring 2020) and during your employment with Thrive Center next semester. 

We prefer to hire students with federal work-study, but if you do not have work-study, or are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid, you may still be eligible to earn a position.



If you have a question, please contact the Thrive Hiring Committee at

Our application process is simple.  Just answer the questions in our online application, and upload a resume to complete your application.  Then hit submit.

For many students, this application will be their first time applying for work.  Excellent!  If you have never created a resume, the office of Student Engagement & Career Development offers a number of resources like free templates and how to guides as well as in-person resume consultations at the Life Lab.

You can submit your application materials using the link at the bottom of this page. 

After you apply, your application will be reviewed and you may be invited for an individual interview via email.  Please check your inbox regularly in order to respond in a timely manner. 

We use a multiple-mini-interview (MMI) approach for our individual interviews.  This means you will meet with three different staff members, for about 7 minutes each, answering questions or working through a scenario that will help us understand your fit with Thrive Center.  The entire interview will last 30 minutes.  Please connect 10 minutes early to ensure a timely start.  The entire interview will be conducted via Zoom.

If you are invited to interview, we will provide you with additional details and guidelines to help you prepare.  Whether this is your first time interviewing or not, we highly recommend reviewing the resources available to you as a student through Student Engagement & Career Development. Resources include interview tutorials and the opportunity to practice in the comfort of a location of your choosing via Big Interview.

May 6, 2020 Applications for CLC positions open.
May 20, 2020 Application review begins (and continues until all positions are filled).
Rolling Basis Individual interviews will be scheduled as needed and until the positions are filled.  You may be invited to sign up for one 30-minute session.


Once hired, we require that you participate in our retreat August 14 to 15, 2020 and training August 17 to August 21, 2020 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day).  If you are also intending to serve as a resident assistant, or have another job that may conflict, please notify your supervisor that you need to be available for these dates. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the format may change for training, but these dates are still the anticipated dates for when training will occur.


We hold four all staff meetings (two per semester) where all professional, graduate and undergraduate staff meet. These meetings will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the dates listed below:

September 16, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 18, 2020

February 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

April 21, 2021

Cultural Learning Communities Peer Mentor

CLC peer mentors are part of a team that works to support incoming students choosing to integrate their culture into their experience at Arizona. This is done through one-on-one meetings and workshops/course meetings, focusing on four areas: (1) campus and community engagement, (2) personal growth, (3) a diverse experience, and (4) academic excellence, by working closely with the cultural centers on campus.

Peer mentors are assigned to one of six cultural centers African American Student Affairs (AASA), Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA), Disability Cultural Center (DCC), Guerrero Student Center (GSC), LGBTQ Resource Center, or Native American Student Affairs (NASA).  Available positions are listed below.