Prospective Mentors

​What is required of a FYE Peer Mentor?
  • All FYE peer mentors participate in FYE 301: Mentor to the First Year Experience, a three-credit graded course that meets over three semesters (spring, summer and fall). This practicum course introduces student development theory and practice to support first-year and students in transition. 
  • Additionally, all FYE mentors co-teach a FYE 101 course with a faculty partner. Mentors assist their faculty partner by planning and leading academic discussions and explorations.


How are the FYE Peer Mentors selected?

Interested candidates apply online, provide professional references and agree to a review of their judicial and academic standing. FYE reviews all applications, conducts a review of references and each candidate’s background prior to scheduling interviews. If selected, candidates complete a group process and/or interview and must demonstrate both the commitment and ability to assist others.

What are the benefits of being a FYE Peer Mentor? 

  • Experiencing classes on the instructional side by planning lessons and teaching
  • Working with faculty and other peer mentors builds professional networks for the future
  • Assisting first year students with a smoother transition into college is rewarding in itself
  • Mentors report:
    1. increased knowledge of resources to support their success
    2. ability to engage in research
    3. greater understanding of who they are and who they aspire to be
    4. connections with professionals who can assist in the transition to graduate school or a professional career upon graduation

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How Do I Apply?

  • To be a FYE peer mentor, you must apply almost a full year in advance (e.g., to be a mentor during your junior year, you must apply when you are a sophomore). 


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