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Peer Mentor Job Description

What we need

We are looking for outgoing, motivated students of at least Sophomore standing at the start of the fall semester who are interested in guiding a group of first year students in HONORS 198.

The interview process includes a one-on-one interview and group process. Interviews will be held the week of March 30.

Your responsibilities

  • You will be required to attend a training session just before the fall semester begins.  This 3-day training begins Monday, August 17th.  During this training, you will become familiar with campus resources, how to disseminate information about the Honors College to potential students, and how to facilitate classroom instruction.  (If you are making plans to live on campus, arrangements will be made to allow you to move in early.)
  • Attend move-in day (Wednesday, August 19) at the Honors College building, welcome new students, and check them in before our Orientation begins.
  • Attend the annual Honors Welcome Program as a facilitator (August 19-21).
  • Attend convocation.
  • Attend a weekly HONORS 198 plenary session (Tuesdays from 9:00-9:50am OR 4:30-5:20pm) throughout the semester.
  • Peer Mentors will work in pairs to lead a classroom discussion about the plenary session. The class is tied into the HONORS 198 course and will be discussion based, focusing on topics covered during the peer mentor training course.
  • Attend a weekly prep meeting (Mondays from 7:30-8:45am) where you will receive information on what you will be covering in class.
  • Encourage your mentees to attend House Events.

What do you get in return

  • Two (2) Honors credits (count towards your Honors Foundation) for participation in the program as well as glowing sense of satisfaction that you potentially made a difference in someone’s life.
  • Learn valuable material and create networking connections throughout the university.
  • Get the opportunity to aid incoming first-year students in their academic endeavors and prepare them for the years to come.
  • Develop your own leadership and facilitation skills.
  • When the time comes and you need a letter of recommendation, the Honors College is in a better place to speak highly of you.