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Apply to become a Peer Mentor!


  • Get paid $10/hour
  • Quick and simple application
  • Flexible work schedule

Qualifications

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified students. To be eligible to become a peer mentor, a student must:

  • Must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must have a minimum of 24 credit hours in the fall that you will serve as a PM
  • Must have a clear judicial record
  • Cannot have conflicting on-campus employment (RA, work-study)
  • Must be available for training dates in April and Fall (More information will be given during the interview process)

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer mentors are undergraduate students who assist faculty and staff instructors in a section of FYS 101 or TRNS 201 for the fall and term. These campus leaders serve as role models, mentors, campus resource experts, and trusted points of contact for students participating in First-Year Program seminars. Peer mentors work collaboratively with other peer mentors, peer mentor coordinators, and instructors to ensure that the personal, social, and academic transition of first-year students is successful.

Why should you be a Peer Mentor? 

  • Get PAID to gain marketable experience while having fun
  • Enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Serve as a role model for first-year students
  • Develop relationships with instructors, other student workers, and First-Year Programs professional staff
  • Help new students connect with campus services and opportunities for engagement

Peer Mentor Responsibilities 

  • Work with an instructor to deliver course material for a FYS 101 or TRNS 201 course
  • Participate and engage with students during a FYS 101 or TRNS 201 course 
  • Facilitate one on one meetings with first-year students to help their transition to life at the university
  • Remain professional and have a positive attitude towards helping students and contributing to the FYP office 

How to apply to be a 2023 Peer Mentor

The application will be available January 17th to March 3rd!  To apply, please follow the link below. If you have any issues completing the application, please reach out to Katie Kuka for assistance.


Apply Now!

Join us at our upcoming information sessions on campus!

Monday, February 13th at 2:30pm in the Student Union, room 270.

Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00pm in the Student Union, room 270.


Other questions about being a peer mentor? Contact the FYP graduate assistants for help.

Katie Kuka: kkuka@vols.utk.edu

Paola Gomez: pgomez1@vols.utk.edu