Attention All ’13s: Become a DOSC!

Attention all ’13s: We’re looking for DOSCs for the 2012-2013 academic year! Applications are due Monday, April 9th, (via email to, by mail to Hinman Box 6064, or in person to Baker Library, Suite 224). Interviews will take place during the weeks of April 19th and 23rd. To learn more and to download the application, visit the Undergraduate Dean’s Office website.

What are we looking for?

The Undergraduate Deans Office is looking for 20 enthusiastic and energetic juniors who are interested in connecting with their undergraduate peers in meaningful ways.  We are looking for leaders who have engaged with the Dartmouth experience and made it distinctly their own.

What do DOSCs do?

The DOSC Program, in its 18th year at Dartmouth, has two primary purposes:

  • to make informal and informative academic peer advising easily accessible to students, and
  • to direct students to the various offices that constitute the advising network at Dartmouth.

The twenty SENIORS who serve as DOSCs are well informed regarding course selection, major choice, enrollment patterns, internship and research opportunities, funding resources, grants/scholarship options, time management, reading comprehension, study strategies, and library skills.

Each DOSC receives a termly stipend.

In interacting with individual students DOSCs provide informal mentorship and preliminary advising information and then refer students to appropriate offices for more in-depth advice. The twenty DOSCs make themselves easily accessible to students by holding office hours in residential clusters and responding to questions submitted via email.

DOSCs enjoy many opportunities to help students navigate their Dartmouth academic experience by providing useful information and resource recommendations in an easy, timely, and user-friendly manner.

While the DOSCs spend most of their time in one-on-one meetings with students, they also initiate, coordinate and implement outreach programs and information sessions throughout the year.  These programs are suggested by the DOSCs themselves to address needs they have identified. Through collaboration with administrative and advising offices on campus, they are able to affect the experiences of many Dartmouth students.

The Undergraduate Deans Office relies on each DOSC to bring their ideas and resourcefulness to the position; we place tremendous value on the input, feedback and proposals of the students with whom we work.

All DOSCs receive training prior to fall term from the following: Undergraduate Deans Office, Pre-Major Advising, and Undergraduate Advising and Research, the Academic Skills Center, Career Services, Residential Education, and Baker Library, as well as other advising offices on campus, including OPAL and Pre-Health Advising.

DOSCs serve all three terms of their senior year.

The Bottom Line: This is an opportunity to enrich your senior year through service, creativity, informal mentoring and preliminary advising.  If you have the experience, interest and commitment, we will train you to do the rest!  APPLY TODAY!


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