What Do Peer Mentors Do?
What do Peer Mentors do?
· Assist in the facilitation of 20 Orientation programs a year
· Staff the First Year Experience and Orientation Office during the academic year
· Assist and mentor students in the First Year Experience program
· Develop and implement programs to help new and returning adult students in their transition to MCC
· Have completed at least one semester as a full-time student at Monroe Community College
· Hold a GPA of at least a 2.25
· Must be enrolled for classes in the upcoming semester
· Scheduled for a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester while holding the position
· Develop strong self-confidence
· Gain valuable leadership experiences
· Participate in retreats
· Obtain more knowledge of campus resources
· Strengthen communication skills
· Peer Mentor clothing
· Paid $7.75 per hour
What the Peer Mentors have to say...Being a Peer Mentor has given me the skills to become a leader here on campus. I get to meet other peer leaders and many new people and gain friendships and professional relationships. I feel like I make a difference here helping students, involving myself more here on campus and being around such a positive environment. Being a Mentor is improving who I am not only as a student but also as a person.
-Chelsea Reed, Liberal Arts
Becoming a Peer Mentor has really changed me forever. Iím not a really shy person but I used to be very reserved around people I don't know because I like my comfort zone so much, but being a Peer Mentor helped me get over that because I get to talk to people and help them and at the end, it's really rewarding because I feel like I'm helping someone and that I might be doing a difference in this person's life! It also helped me gain leadership skills and Iím definitely a more open person now than I was when I first came to MCC.
-Pierre Angina Jean Baptiste(Angie), Political Science/Psychology.
Being a Peer Mentor has provided me with outstanding opportunities for networking and developing public speaking and leadership skills as well as giving me the chance to make a real difference in the lives of new students. There is nothing better than knowing you have helped other people in measurable ways. I am a returning adult student with a lot of job experience, and I can safely say that this job has been the best one I have ever had; not only is it challenging, it is also a lot of fun, and it has helped me clarify my career goals. The fact that we get paid is just the frosting on the cake.
-Anna Price, Liberal Arts in psychology and religion