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Apply to be a Peer Mentor!
Build your leadership, communication, teamwork, and goal-setting skills by being a Peer Mentor!
As a Peer Mentor, you will be trained to help students transition and adjust to college life and academics. Peer Mentors will be assigned to assist with a SLS 1515 course(s) and will facilitate New Student Orientation, facilitate Dedicate to Graduate workshops and events, and attend regular Peer Mentor team meetings and additional in-service trainings throughout the term.
An essential role of the Peer Mentor is to communicate a tremendous amount of information about Florida SouthWestern State College to the entire student population (including first-time students taking the Cornerstone course) through a mentoring relationship that is cultivated through Dedicate to Graduate activities and Cornerstone course activities, organized through the Office of Student Engagement.
Peer Mentors will be trained to help students transition and adjust to College academics, be knowledgeable as it relates to basic advising information, student services, course content, and campus life. A critical part of mentoring is connecting FSW students with academic resources including: faculty, advisors, tutors, the Office of Student Engagement, Academic Success Centers, the Library, etc. Peer Mentors will attend course meetings of their assigned SLS 1515 course(s), communicate with their course instructor outside of class time, help facilitate New Student Orientation, facilitate workshops and events, and attend regular Peer Mentor team meetings and additional in-service trainings throughout the term.
Peer Mentor Expectations:
- Have and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Be enrolled as a student at FSW and plan on being enrolled in upcoming semester unless graduating
- Have and maintain good academic and disciplinary standing
- Comply with all aspects of FSW Student Code of Conduct
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills
- Remain committed to the program for the entirety of the agreed upon time
- Demonstrate the ability to work with groups of diverse individuals in a team
- Maintain the highest ethical and professional conduct at all times
- Uphold the expectations and roles outlined in the FSW Peer Mentor Handbook
- Be present and participate in all assigned SLS 1515 course sessions
- Be present and participate in all Peer Mentor training sessions and meetings
- Hold office hours as scheduled
- Maintain a maximum of 20 hours per week of work, without any excess, at a rate of $8.71 per hour
- Be prepared and on-time for meetings, office hours, Cornerstone classes, events
- Assist with college orientations
- Respond to supervisor emails within 48 hours, even if just brief
- Embrace diversity while listening openly and respectfully offering feedback
"My peer mentor was extremely encouraging and provided information about resources on campus, shared updates each week, and really inspired me to be a Peer Mentor and stay at FSW!"
"My favorite part of the Peer Mentor Program is that it allows me to be on campus and stay involved, and helps me do better in my own classes."