Become a Peer Mentor!

Serving as a Peer Mentor is a prime opportunity to assist incoming first-year students in their transition to the university while developing your leadership and community building skills. We invite you to expand your world with this unique opportunity!

Position Description:

· Assist first-year students in their transition to university life throughout their first semester

· Provide a positive connection between SCSU and new incoming students

· Assist instructors in college transition courses (HONS 100 and 106 or COLL 150 and 110)

· Provide support for other first year programs, as needed

Responsibilities:

· Attend Spring retreat, Friday, March 28, 2014, 12-4pm

· Complete all independent summer training exercises

· Attend all Fall training, August 17-19, 2014

· Throughout the fall, at least one hour of in-class contact with your students each week

· Outside of class contact with your students one-on-one and in small groups

· Assisting faculty partners in support of class assignments

· Work on average 6 hours a week

Qualifications:

· Be an undergraduate SCSU student.

· A desire to learn about and explain aspects of university life

· Available to attend at least one day of class each week for your mentee course

· Have completed a minimum of 24 credits by the end of the spring 2014 semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

· A desire to positively represent SCSU in a professional manner

· Confidence in public speaking and/or desire to develop presentation skills

· Strong interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to work independently and creatively problem solve with your peers

Benefits:

· Peer Mentors earn an $800 stipend.

· Develop peer leadership and community building skills.

· Develop great working partnership with faculty.

· Make a positive difference for first year students in their first semester.

· Peer Mentors gain an amazing experience to include on their resume!

Questions about being a mentor?

Contact Christine Metzo at crmetzo@stcloudstate.edu or (320)308-5299

Login with your HuskyNet credentials to begin your application at: https://myscsu.stcloudstate.edu/sites/UniversityCollege/Forms

 

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