The program brings together exceptional students in the U.S. and Canada to work with Pearson executives and product development teams to shape the way the world learns. As Student Advisory Board members, students are given the unique opportunity to impact Pearson's global, digital product development efforts. Current board members work directly with Pearson executives to make tangible changes to their learning materials on such issues as the use of mobile devices in the classroom, the integration of social media in learning materials, and the evolution of games as learning tools.
Travel is required on an as-needed basis with all expenses paid by Pearson. In the past, members have traveled an average of 7-10 days per year on four different trips. We try our best to schedule any necessary meetings and travel on the weekends or during breaks from school so that members do not miss out on class time.
Each Student Advisory Board is in place for one academic year. Each term begins in June of the year your application is accepted and concludes the following June. The first meeting is typically in August, before the school year begins.
Yes. Each member receives a stipend of $1,000 for his or her work with Pearson. This stipend is split into two $500 checks which are mailed out in the fall and spring. Each student also receives complimentary copies of any Pearson book that he or she needs for classes during his or her term as a Board member.
Members use weekly conference calls and a private Pearson social network and Facebook page to communicate with each other and Pearson employees.
Your references should tell us how and how long they’ve known you, speak about your character and strengths, and tell us what differentiates you from other students and why you should be selected for the Pearson Student Advisory Board. Encourage your references to provide supporting examples. Letters of recommendation should be no longer than 500 words.
When you submit your reference's contact information during the online application process, he or she will receive an automated email with instructions for submitting the letter of recommendation.
All candidates will be notified of their application status by April 15, 2017. Please be sure to confirm that your references have submitted their letters of recommendation. Your application is not considered complete until they do so. Due to the number of applicants we are unable to confirm receipt of individual applications. While you wait, join our Pearson Students Facebook page and follow @PearsonStudents on Twitter for the latest updates updates. And feel free to browse this website for other opportunities that may interest you!