Applications from Tech students interested in training as Peer Coaches in the Fall 2024 semester are currently closed. Spring 2025 applications will open in the fall. Peer Coaches will:  

  • Participate in weekly training/supervision sessions.
  • Upon completion of training, commit 4-5 hours of availability per week to meet with GT students who express interest in peer coaching services, attend group supervision, and participate in consultation and outreach events.
  • Collaborate with fellow Peer Coaches and the Center for Mental Health Care and Resources staff to help identify campus mental health needs and create, promote, and participate in psychoeducational workshops designed to meet these needs.


All Peer Coaches will be trained before they start working with us. Students completing the training will acquire valuable knowledge and skills, including:

  • Understanding the mental health needs of university students.
  • Understanding the role of a university counseling center.
  • Cultural awareness and increased competency in interaction with a diverse community.
  • Communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic interventions for common presenting concerns facing college students.
  • Ability to recognize signs of distress and make appropriate referrals.
  • Leadership and collaboration skills.

For questions, please contact:
For more information about the Center for Mental Health Care and Resources, including other programs and resources, go to:

NOTE: Applicants are required to obtain two (2) recommendations. The recommendation forms are available at the bottom of this page and must be completed by instructors, advisors, supervisors or other individuals who have knowledge of you in some official/professional capacity. Recommendations from family members, friends or students will not be accepted. All recommendations must clearly state the name, position and school/business of the recommender. Recommendations delivered by the applicant will not be accepted. Note: non Georgia Tech recommenders may email the Peer Coaching coordinator at for a PDF version of the recommendation form.

Students who are active clients of the Center are not eligible to participate in the PCP as trainees or coaches. Current trainees or coaches in need of counseling services may, in consultation with the PC Coordinator, choose to defer or suspend their participation in the PCP while receiving services at the Center or may choose to seek such services off campus to facilitate their continued participation in the PCP.

Position Details

Time Commitment

1.5 hrs/week for training during Fall 2024 (see below) plus 4-5 hrs/week during semesters when actively serving as a coach, including one mandatory hour of biweekly group supervision. Additional time for promoting services of the Center for Mental Health Care and Resources and/or participating in outreach events (on a voluntary basis).

Training Time

Fall 2024 - Fridays 2 - 3:30 p.m.


Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
Must have completed at least 3 undergraduate semesters
Must be enrolled at Tech for at least 2 more semesters
Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0


The Peer Coaching Program (PCP) offers an innovative way for Tech students to access a unique type of support to facilitate academic and personal success. The PCP trains Tech students to provide one-on- one support and education to their GT peers and offers Peer Coaches ongoing supervision in the provision of these services.

Recommendation Form

Application Form