Pearson Student Advisory Board
Play a vital role in improving initiatives and refining educational technology by becoming a member of the Pearson Student Advisory Board. By getting involved, you’ll be a strong student voice in the conversation that helps to shape the way students learn.
The 2017-2018 Pearson Student Advisory Board application opens on November 4, 2016 and will remain open till February 10, 2017. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
Phi Theta Kappa is assisting with the application portal. Please note that all qualified students (not just Phi Theta Kappa members) are eligible and encouraged to apply.
First time users and non-Phi Theta Kappa members must register for free access* to the application/scholarship portal to get started.
- After you have created an account and successfully logged in, you will be brought to the Phi Theta Kappa main web page. Click on the PROGRAMS tab and select the Pearson Student Advisory Board. You are now ready to apply!
*This allows you to use the application/scholarship portal without joining the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Benefits of joining the Student Advisory Board
- Brainstorm in person with senior Pearson executives on the challenges and opportunities in the education marketplace
- Collaborate with your team on how to make a positive, lasting difference in the educational experience of others
- Gain employability skills and real-world work experience prior to graduation
- Have the opportunity to travel during your term of service
- Expand your personal and professional network with like-minded student leaders
- Earn a $1,000 stipend along with complimentary copies of Pearson textbooks and educational technology products such as MyMathLab
About the program
The Pearson Student Advisory Board is comprised of passionate learners and motivated undergraduate leaders seeking to implement change that impacts college classrooms across the country.
Current board members work directly with Pearson executives and product development teams to make tangible changes to products and services that affect student success.
How to apply
Students interested in applying for the Pearson Student Advisory Board must complete the online application. (Please refer to directions above about registering on the Phi Theta Kappa site.)
Please take the time to complete the following steps before applying:
- Identify your references
The Pearson Student Advisory Board application requires two letters of recommendation from either educators or employers. When you submit a reference’s contact information via our online application, they’ll receive an automated email with the details they’ll need to write their letter. Your application is not considered complete until we receive both of your letters of recommendation. Please contact your references prior to applying to ensure they are willing and able to submit the required materials by the application deadline.
- Obtain your transcript
The Student Advisory Board application requires a copy of your transcript before your application is considered complete. You will need to obtain a digital copy or scan a hard copy of your transcript to submit through our online application. The transcript can be an unofficial one at the time of application if necessary.
- Ensure all documents are formatted correctly
All documents must be submitted in MS Word or PDF formats.
- Communicate directly with Pearson’s senior executives about college students’ concerns and needs.
- Work with product and marketing managers to influence the direction of existing and future digital models.
- Develop and execute committee projects based on the Student Advisory Board members’ interests and strengths.
- Attend the Pearson Student Leadership Summit during the summer of your term.
- Travel on an as-needed basis.
- To accommodate your schedule, travel is limited to weekends, winter and spring breaks, and summer.
- Pearson absorbs all costs of travel including airfare, hotel, and daily food allowances.
- Commit to an average of 2-5 hours per week, remotely from campus or home.
- Applicants must be full-time undergraduates during the 2017- 2018 academic year, attending classes at a U.S. or Canadian college or university, and having permission to work in the U.S. or Canada. Distance education and online students are welcome to apply.
- Applicants from two-year institutions must have successfully completed at least one year of coursework by December 2017.
- Applicants from four-year institutions must be in their first, second, third, or fourth (going on fifth) year by December 2017.
- Undergraduates must not have plans to study abroad any time during the Board’s term (June 2017– June 2018).
- All undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply.
- Family members of Pearson employees are not eligible.
- Applicants must be at least 18 and full-time undergraduates during the 2017-2018 academic year, attending classes at a U.S. or Canadian college or university, and having permission to work in the U.S. or Canada. Distance education and online students are welcome to apply.
- A passion for making a difference through education
- Proven student leadership and analytical skills
- Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to work independently
- Ability to tap into a wide network of students
- Demonstrates (and enjoys) creative thinking and problem solving
Meet the Pearson Student Advisory Board
We’re proud to introduce you to the exceptional students chosen as members of our Student Advisory Board. Collectively, the members of the Student Advisory Board represent a diverse pool of bright, rising stars with a deep desire to make a difference.
Each member brings a unique perspective to help us better understand students’ educational needs.
View the full list organized alphabetically by region. Read about their inspiring backgrounds and learn their motivation for getting involved with the PSAB.