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. (Note: the application deadline is April 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.)