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Career Development

Peer Mentor

Employer:

Angelo State University First Year Experience

Posted: April 30, 2013

Qualifications/Duties

Serving as a role model, resource, and “go-to” person, the FYE peer mentor is an upper-level ASU student responsible for guiding and engaging first-year students, helping them adjust and transition to college life and academic rigor.  This goal is achieved through regularly scheduled meetings where mentors continually guide students through use of competencies necessary for academic success: application of critical thinking/problem solving skills, setting goals and effective academic time management, use of campus resources, involvement in campus activities/events, student-faculty engagement (both in and out of the classroom) and effective communication skills. Peer mentors are trained to use the Socratic Method and model critical thinking skills to help students learn how to problem solve, formulate answers, and respond to questions on their own. 

Qualifications include:

  • Honest, dependable, and outgoing, self motivated ASU student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher and Good Academic Standing (transcripts required)
  • Upper classman (junior, senior) or graduate student
  • Enrolled at ASU for at least 1 year
  • 2 written recommendations/referrals from faculty or academic department
  • Strong personal and interpersonal skills:
  • Ability to articulate ideas
  • Listen and challenge constructively
  • Ability to reflect on what is being said at the time and subsequently
  • Demonstrates/models appropriate attitudes and responses essential to mentor role
  • Demonstrates adaptive behaviors, personal learning, and growth
  • Supports learning and constructive development on an ongoing basis 

Days/Times

Ideally, this is a one-year commitment. Requires a maximum of 10 hours a week with one-on-one and group meetings with students; Must attend initial pre-term training (4 hours); Attend bi-weekly staff meetings (1 hour) for program updates and ins-service training.

Salary

$10 per hour

Contact

This position is open to all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements. Fill out an application by visiting the FYE Office (LIB A 309—3rd floor of Library). Or call the FYE executive director, Sara Weertz @ 325-942-2595 for more information.

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