We’ve all had that “first time” experience. We know what it’s like. For some of us, the transition was a rather easy time. For others, there were quite a few obstacles we had to overcome before we could count our transitions as successful.
Success is what incoming students are seeking and we are confident they will find that here at MBU! As a Peer Mentor, you can play an integral part in helping that first year student make a smooth transition.
After all, you’ve already been successful! Why not share your expertise?
In short, a Peer Mentor is an upper-class student (sophomore, junior or senior) who desires to help first year students find their footing at MBU. Peer Mentors take part in Collegiate Seminar, the first year student orientation class, as well as build relationships with students outside of class.
Many people think that a Peer Mentor is simply a resource chosen to aid students in learning about academic policies, programs and services at MBU. But, a Peer Mentor is so much more than that!
Sure, you’re going to have to tell at least 10 freshmen how to find the office of Records. Twice. And you might have to remind them why textbooks are so important. But that isn’t all a peer mentor does.
Interested in learning more about the Peer Mentor program? Contact Marie Tudor, Director of First Year Experience at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the FYE office in Field 204.
Important Application Dates:
Training Schedule – (link not ready)
Peer Mentor Handbook
FA-13 Collegiate Seminar Syllabus – (link not ready)
FA-13 Class Schedule – (link not ready)
Thriving at College by Alex Chediak (Collegiate Seminar textbook)
The Habitudes series by Tim Elmore
Generation iY by Tim Elmore
Lifegiving Mentors: A Guide for Investing Your Life in Others by Tim Elmore
You Lost Me. Why Young Christians are Leaving the Church…and Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman
Why College Matters to God: An Introduction to the Christian College by Rick Ostrander
The Student Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
Vocation: Discerning our Callings in Life by Douglas J. Schuurman
Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris