Please make sure to read the updated job descriptions as some things have changed from previous years. You MUST be attend training in April 2015, and be available for in service sessions during the week of August 17 - 20 (session times TBD). Mentors & Team Leaders will also be expected to participate in events happening during move-in weekend which is August 21-23.
If you have any questions about the application or job responsibilities please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentors "are students who have been selected and trained to offer educational services to their peers. These services are intentionally designed to assist in the adjustment, satisfaction, and persistence of students toward attainment of their educational goals" (Ender and Newton, 2000, p. 3). Mentoring services include:
Explaining policies and procedures
Orienting new students
Offering specific help strategies for study skills
Facilitating community development
Although professional staff members typically provide these services in some format, peer mentors can be just as - or even more - effective at providing them. The effectiveness of mentors is due in part to the similarity in age between mentors and the students they are mentoring; peer interactions have a strong influence on young adults. Also, people learn best by having role models who demonstrate productive ways to act in a common situation. Students learn by observing the actions of mentors who have gone through similar challenges and experiences. Finally, mentors can bring energy, excitement and freshness to the delivery of these services because of the newness of the experience and the challenge of doing a good job.
For more information about mentors or being a mentor, contact First Year Programs at email@example.com