Peer Mentor Application: 2016-17

I’m assembling a group of peer mentors to be partnered with students who may need extra support to be successful in their first semester of college.

Peer mentors would have to attend a two-day training the week prior to the start of the school year. After that initial training we would meet semi-monthly for a one-hour meeting/professional development session. Peer mentors would be required to communicate and work with their protégé at least once weekly. Each month mentors would need to have at least one face-to-face meeting with their protégé; the remaining contact can be Facebook messages, emails, or text messages.


I’m also planning some faculty-student interaction initiatives specifically for this student group, and peer mentors would need to attend at least one of these events in the fall semester to encourage the first-year student group to attend.  

Benefits to peer mentoring are:

  • One-to-one leadership experience that can add to your resume
  • Earn course credit for an engaged learning experience
  • Make a positive impact on first-year students
  • Meet other students who are passionate about leadership and helping others

University of Arizona College of Engineering