Click here for the full 2010 First Year Peer Mentor Position Description
The First Year Mentoring Program (FYMP) is a non-credit opportunity for first-year students focused on assisting them in their transition to CSU. First Year Mentoring Program groups are made up of one upper-class Peer Mentor, a Faculty/Staff Mentor and a small group (approximately 5-25) of first year students. Groups meet regularly throughout the fall semester (weekly or every other week for the first 12 weeks) and are based upon an interest, passion or identity of the Faculty/Staff Mentor and Peer Mentor.
As a First Year Mentoring Program Peer Mentor at Colorado State University you will have the opportunity to:
- Assist first-year students with their transition to Colorado State University (CSU) by co-facilitating a FYMP Group with an assigned CSU Faculty or Staff Mentor.
- Along with Faculty/Staff Mentor, develop a comprehensive, semester long schedule of events/meetings/programs for your FYMP Group.
- Meet regularly with assigned Faculty/Staff Mentor to plan weekly meetings/programs or events for your group.
- Facilitate and/or execute weekly meetings or programs for assigned First Year Mentoring Program Group.
- Communicate regularly, effectively, and efficiently with first year students registered for group during the summer as well as throughout the fall semester.
- Complete Bi-weekly Reflections online updating OTP staff on group activities as well as reflecting upon your experiences in Leadership and Professional Development sessions.
- Learn, grow, and challenge yourself in a safe, constructive environment while serving the larger Colorado State University community.
- Learn from and interact with a diverse team of individuals.
Compensation consists of $150 RamCash paid in 2 separate installments during the fall semester. Training during the spring is unpaid, as well as are other volunteer opportunities associated with the position.
Please let us know if you have any other questions about becoming a First Year Peer Mentor. Contact Jordan King at (970) 491-4184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.