Inviting Student Peer Mentors

Imagine you are offered the opportunity to:

  • Impact the futures of peers, communities, and the earth,
  • Contribute positively to freshman student success,
  • Gain life-long relevant skill sets,
  • Enhance and sharpen your leadership abilities,
  • Achieve résumé-worthy professional experience,
  • Earn four upper-division academic units and
  • Receive monetary stipend.

As an integral component of First Year Experience Program, the FYE Peer Mentoring Program will train, deploy, and support a team of student mentors to engage first time students and lead mentoring activities that increase students’ involvement in the University and success in their studies.

As a FYE mentor, you will provide important social, academic and procedural guidance and friendship to new students. As a peer mentor, you will provide motivation, encouragement and support to help foster an environment that contributes to the academic success of the new CSULA student.

The successful peer mentor applicant will report to the FYE Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator in the FYE office. Peer mentors will serve as key members of College-based “Introduction to Higher Education” (101) sections as primary resources for the first-year students enrolled in those course sections.

General Duties:

  • · Register for UNIV 354 “Peer Mentoring” for 4-units in the Fall Quarter.
  • · Attend mandatory full day-long mentor training on Wednesday, September 17 from 11:00 am –
  •                 2:00 pm.
  • · Attend mandatory FYE Orientation.
  • · Coordinate with IHE 101 professors the implementation of the Peer Mentoring Program.
  • · Help provide classroom student support in assigned Fall IHE 101 sections.
  • · Help plan and facilitate workshops and activities for mentees.
  • · Work with your mentees for at least 4 hours per week.
  • · Establish and strengthen a collaborative and supportive environment for students’ academic success with sensitivity to students’ personal, economic, and social needs.
  • · Maintain a “progress file” for each of your mentees that documents your weekly mentee interactions and their progress on designated academic success benchmarks, goals and outcomes.
  • · Submit an end-of-Quarter evaluation of your peer mentoring experience to serve as a means of Program assessment and development.
  • · Contribute to the enhancement of the FYE Peer Mentoring Program.

Qualification Requirements:

Successful candidates will be committed to the mission and objectives of peer mentoring, have a dedicated interest in mentoring first-year college students, and have the following knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, and professional attributes:

  • · Ability to work with a culturally diverse population of students
  • · Experience working with university staff and faculty members
  • · Strong leadership, presentation, negotiation, mediation, and group facilitation skills
  • · Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • · Basic knowledge of CSULA’s Colleges and their Departments and majors
  • · Basic knowledge of CSULA policies, procedures, and academic services and resources
  • · Basic knowledge of the layout of the CSULA campus


Minimum Qualifications

  • · Continuing sophomore, junior, and senior students enrolled in Fall Quarter at CSULA
  • · Pursuing a declared major
  • · Good academic standing (e.g., no outstanding incompletes, no record of plagiarism, etc.)
  • · 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • · Ability to attend the peer mentor training, First Year Experience Program Orientation, and the assigned Fall Introduction to Higher Education 101 course section


Applicants, send or deliver your résumé and this Peer Mentor Application, to Professor John Ramirez.

  • Email: with the subject line: “FYE PMP APP”
  • Fax:  323.343.6425
  • Hand Deliver: Music Building, room 244
  • Mail:   Dr. Ramirez
    TVFM Dept
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA  90032


Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.

Click here to download the application page: