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Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring and tutoring helps freshmen and transfer students improve their academic performance and professional development. The Excellence through a Community of Engaged Learners (EXCEL) program, funded by an HSI-STEM Sí Puedo grant, is available to students in the colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 

The program also gives upper-division students an opportunity to mentor incoming students. To be eligible for the paid positions, students must:

  • Be declared STEM majors with a preferred minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have preferably completed at least 60 units by Spring 2018
  • Possess an interest in mentoring freshmen and transfer students, and
  • Have a desire to serve as an ambassador for the College of Engineering. 

Mentors will receive hourly pay starting at $14. If hired, Peer Mentors will:

  • Meet with their assigned mentee monthly
  • Devote time to tutoring in the COE Tutoring Center
  • Assist with ENGR 101 and ENGR 102 courses
  • Assist with mentee academic development events
  • Receive training in growth mindset, communication skills, group dynamics, leadership, and mentoring, and
  • Have a  chance to connect with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and industry members.

Hired EXCEL peer mentors must be available for paid training June 4-8 or Aug. 13-17, 2018. Additional summer employment opportunities are also available.

Applications must be received by Monday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m., however the deadline for letters of recommendation has been extended until Monday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m.

View the Application Checklist.