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Peer Mentor


Welcome


Thank you for your interest in becoming a USF College of Arts and Sciences Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are undergraduate students who serve as peer advisors and play a key role during new student orientation sessions, outreach events, and provide continued support for new and current students.

The position description and application packet provide a general overview of the Peer Mentor position.

Please read through the position description and the entire packet and carefully review the dates listed. If you are selected to become a Peer Mentor you will be expected to meet the standards outlined here and also commit to ALL of the dates listed.

If you are interested in this position, please complete the application below and submit it no later than Friday, March 4th no later than 4:00pm  to the front desk in the SCA building (Science Center – room SCA 203).

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email within two weeks following the application deadline to schedule an interview.

PEER MENTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION


USF is looking for enthusiastic and responsible undergraduate students to assist during the first-year and transfer student orientation programs. Peer Mentors are trained to assist newly enrolling College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) science students with the development of their initial class schedules. In this capacity, Peer Mentors serve as a resource for new students and provide a positive and welcoming experience to these students as they begin their college journey at USF. Peer Mentors will be involved in outreach events and continued support throughout the fall semester. Selection as a Peer Mentor is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Peer Mentors will enjoy a memorable experience while providing a valuable service to the University.

Peer Mentors will be a part of the CAS advising team and will interact with a wide variety of individuals including professional advisors, fellow Peer Mentors, orientation staff, orientation team leaders, and incoming and current students.

 

Job Responsibilities

Assistance to new students

Welcome new students to USF and assist the student as needed
Help new students assimilate, to feel welcome, and to get involved in USF
Be available and willing to answer students’ questions

Assistance to continuing students

Provide outreach to students during the fall and spring semester
Be available and willing to answer questions and to assist students with challenges
Work with advisors to provide support programming to students in their first year at USF

Educational Duties

Act as an informed source for students regarding registration and schedule planning
Assist students with development of an initial class schedule
Help explain USF policies and procedures as needed
Demonstrate the online course registration process
Explain general education requirements
Explain major requirements and requirements for graduation
Guide student in accessing the academic resources and student services available at USF

 

Peer Mentor Application Packet and Faculty Reference Form 

*In order to complete the application packet please download and save as a pdf

 

Peer Mentors support the college orientation and provide a valuable service for USF. We are excited that you are interested in joining this prestigious group. If you have any questions about the position or application, please contact Lauren Keroack at Lkeroack@usf.edu.