Leadership Opportunities

Communication, negotiation, management and problem-solving are just a few of the valuable skills you’ll learn by taking advantage of the College of Health Solutions leadership opportunities. Student leaders demonstrate initiative, academic excellence and exceptional interpersonal skills. They have a keen interest in helping new students succeed through involvement and engagement within the college, on ASU’s campuses and across the university.

Becoming a student leader will develop your professional network and provide you with demonstrable positions of responsibility when you are ready to begin your health career, but leadership isn’t just about what goes on your resume. You’ll have fun, make friends and contribute to the Health Solutions community while being a mentor and ambassador for our students and our college.

CHS Student Engagement

Peer Academic Leaders

Peer Academic Leaders (PAL) for the college’s Health Quarters residential community play an important role in assisting first-year residential students in having a successful transition from high school to college. The PAL bridges the gap between campus life and academic support by serving as a peer advocate and resource referral. PALs assist students in navigating the university environment, model success strategies and focus on the needs of first-year students as they transition into the ASU community.

Students selected to become PALs live and work with first-year Health Solutions students in Taylor Place on the Downtown Phoenix campus, San Pablo on the Tempe campus or Casa de Oro on the West campus. Applicants must meet the position qualifications detailed in the job description, be flexible, be a positive role model for others, be able to demonstrate academic and college success strategies, have excellent communication skills, and be influential with their peers. Recruitment for this begins toward the end of fall semester.

  • Health Solutions sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Purchased meal plan.
  • Have lived on campus previously.
  • Knowledgeable about campus and Health Solutions resources.
  • Enthusiastic about ASU and the College of Health Solutions.
  • Comfortable and interested in interacting with other students, as well as faculty and staff members.
  • Serve as a mentor and provide academic support to the residential students.
  • Attend and participate in University Housing staff meetings, training and expectations.
  • Support Move-in and Welcome Team efforts.
  • Develop new programs for Health Solutions Residential College students. 
  • Participate in and lead all community activities and college events.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with students, Peer Academic Leader staff and hall staff.

CHS 101 facilitators

CHS 101 is a student success course for all freshmen in the College of Health Solutions. Facilitating CHS 101 allows you to gain meaningful leadership experience while perfecting your communication skills. You will have a unique opportunity to help and guide Health Solutions freshman by sharing your ASU experiences with them. This program also encourages you to develop relationships with staff, faculty and your peers within the college. Recruitment for this position begins early each spring semester.

  • Current Health Solutions student with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Knowledgeable about campus and Health Solutions resources.
  • Enthusiastic about ASU and the College of Health Solutions.
  • Comfortable and interested in interacting with other students, as well as faculty and staff members.
  • Must be available for a full-day training session before the beginning of the fall semester.
  • Must enroll in CHS 394 (Facilitator Seminar) in the fall semester:
    • CHS 394 is an upper-division elective with three credit hours. You should expect to spend two to three hours per credit hour (or approximately six to nine hours per week) on CHS 101 and CHS 394.
    • Weekly seminar meetings will help you plan your lessons.
    • There are assignments that include (but are not limited to) facilitator observations, peer observations and submitting academic status reports as part of CHS 394.
  • Facilitate a one-credit section of CHS 101.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans to engage freshmen.
  • Help first-semester Health Solutions freshmen adjust to life at ASU.
  • Introduce students to the facilities and resources available throughout campus.
  • Teach skills for academic success.
  • Lead dynamic and meaningful discussions.
  • Serve as a role model for students.

Summer Health Institute camp counselors

Summer Health Institute (SHI) is a residential camp for rising high school seniors who are interested in a future in health. Participants are introduced to health career options during an immersive college experience that teaches them what it means to be a physician, dentist, physical therapist, occupational therapist or health care provider. 

Camp counselors are a very important to SHI, as they accompany participants to daily simulation rotations at the Creighton University School of Medicine at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, interact with members of the health care team, and tour health care facilities. Becoming an SHI camp counselor is a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in careers in health.  


  • Participate and meet with many professionals in the medical profession. 
  • Assist with airport runs to meet out-of-state participants.
  • Create door decorations.
  • Create an end-of-camp slideshow. 
  • Create icebreakers and activities for participants during down time.
  • Help to escort participants at all times and ensure everyone is accounted for.

Meals, transportation during the camp and housing are covered for camp counselors throughout the week.

Success Coaches

Becoming a Success Coach is ideal for high-achieving junior, senior or graduate students. As a success coach, you will team up with first-year, sophomores or transfer students to offer academic support, information, skill development and advocacy. Coaches will help students form good study habits, solve problems and adjust to the demands of college life.

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Availability for training in August.
  • Upper-division (junior or senior) or graduate student in the College of Health Solutions. 
  • Significant prior experience or involvement in a leadership role at ASU.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to proactively navigate ASU resources and departments.
  • Demonstrated effective spoken and written communication skills.
  • Possess a high level of organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Conduct outreach via phone, email or in person.
  • Provide one-on-one peer coaching sessions.
  • Serve as a resource and proactively communicate with students.
  • Provide guidance and information regarding engagement with and connections to the university.
  • Attend regular training and weekly meetings.