First Year Seminar Peer Mentors
First-Year Seminar (FYS) peer mentors play a vital role in acclimating incoming first-year students to the rigors of college life. Peer mentors can be a major influence on the educational goals and successful transition of new students to the College.
FYS peer mentors discuss a myriad of topics that are academic, professional, and personal to new students. They help first-year students explore factors involving adjusting to college culture, planning a course of study, selecting a career, and much, much more.
Benefits of becoming a First Year Seminar Peer Mentor
- Network with like-minded individuals
- Develop relationships with Baruch faculty and staff
- Personal growth in a classroom setting
- Gain knowledge to communicate to students and peers
- Become a role model to incoming students
- Become more involved with the campus community
- Develop you leadership skills
Requirements to Become a First Year Seminar Peer Mentor
- A minimum 2.8 GPA
- Possess strong communication and organizational skills.
- Mandatory participation in bi-weekly supervision meetings, convocation day, and training days.
- Must be in good academic standing with the college.
- Strong ability to communicate with leaders and students via email.
- Ability to assist with class discussions and maintain classroom organization.
How to Apply
- Check your email in early Spring for an invitation to apply.
- Answer short essays about your interest in the role.
- Participate in a group and an individual interview.