Frequently asked questions

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    What is the Missouri College Advising Corps?

    The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) is a program designed to increase the number of high school students enrolling in post-secondary schools. You will be placed in on of our 40+ partner schools as a college adviser throughout the state of Missouri.

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    I did not get my undergraduate degree in education. Am I still eligible for this job?

    Yes! MCAC welcomes ALL majors to apply for this positiion.

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    Is there a GPA requirement for this position?

    No.

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    What can I expect during the application process?

    You will submit an application and a cover letter. After you apply, you will be notified if you have been selected for an interview. Interviews will take place in St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia. Following your interview, MCAC will notify you if you have been selected for a position and at what school site and you will have the choice to accept/decline.

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    Does MCAC select my partner school placement for me?

    Yes. MCAC will only ask if you prefer to work in St. Louis, Kansas City or southern Missouri. They decide which school culture will be the best fit for you based on the openings available.

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    How will I find a place to live?

    You can ask second-year advisers for suggestions on where to live in your new city. Unfortunately, MCAC is unable to help with relocation expenses.

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    Is there training involved? Do I need to know about the college process beforehand?

    You will go through extensive training during the month of July, and there will be training throughout the school year as well. It is okay if you do not come in with a lot of prior knowledge. Everything you need to know is covered throughout training.

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    Since MCAC is headquartered at Mizzou, am I expected to do a lot of travel for this job?

    Once the school year starts, you will mostly stay in your region. However, you will do some traveling for training during the year. These costs (cars, hotel, food, etc.) are covered by MCAC.

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    Will I work all year? Including the summer? If not, am I still paid during the summer?

    You are expected to serve through the school year and then during July training. Advisers who complete all their service hours generally have most of June off for cavation. You will be paid for 12 months, including the month of June.

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    What benefits does this position include?

    Health insurance is provided and an education award after the completion of each year of service. There are also many social and professional benefits – as an AmeriCorps program MCAC has a dual role to serve students and advisers in their professional development.