Apply to be Peer Mentor
Thank you for your interest in the Peer Mentor position. Please read this information carefully before submitting your application. It contains important and detailed information about the position and the application process.
- Applicants can apply online
- By filling out a paper application found here [Word doc]
- By picking up an application available at the front desk of the CAE, located on North Campus in the library
Applicants will also be required to have a professional or faculty member complete a recommendation form found here.
All applicants with completed applications that meet the eligibility requirements will be offered an initial interview.
The academic advising office is recruiting a few outstanding students for our peer mentor program for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. Peers will work out of the academic advising office starting at $10/hr as a resource for students seeking general academic advising assistance. Peers will be given extensive training to provide accurate and friendly service as well as the tools to address a variety of questions.
The peer mentor program provides students with the information and advice they need to make informed decisions about their academic career through the lens of a fellow student. Peer mentors advise students on majors, careers, study skills, and fulfilling university academic requirements.
Peer mentors serve as a comprehensive resource providing five primary services for both day and evening students.
- First, peer mentors provide guidance on all University academic policies. Students drop by academic advising to consult with experienced peer mentors to develop educational plans that build upon their strengths and interests.
- Second, peer mentors provide a wide range of additional services and information to students through programming efforts individually and in collaboration with the Student Success Series.
- Third, peer mentors serves as a support to students helping them to utilize Navigator and Degree Tracker effectively.
- Fourth, peer mentors play a vital role in the university orientation programs for new students, transfers and evening students.
- Fifth, peer mentors provide their own experiences inside and outside of the classroom.
- Commit to working the entire 2014-2015 academic year
- Have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills while responding to an array of concerns with a neutral approach
- Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Have the ability to attend all training sessions and be available for weekly staff meetings
- Be in at least sophomore standing as of fall 2014
- Be able to work an average of 10 hours per week
Duties and Responsibilities
The bulk of responsibilities will occur during scheduled walk-in hours to address general advising questions. These inquiries may include:
- Discussion about declaring/switching majors
- Assistance in understanding Degree Tracker
- Questions about pre-requisites and other graduation requirements
- Assistance with registration of courses
- Assistance with transfer credits
- Referrals to relevant organizations and departmental resources
- Peers will also be responsible for duties outside the office. These activities may include:
- Orientation assistance (new student, transfer and evening)