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Frequently Asked Questions: Peer Mentors
I am interested in becoming a peer mentor, how can I get involved?
What kind of training and resources are available for peer mentors?
Peer mentors will receive training in the skills and knowledge needed to perform their jobs at a training session held at the beginning of each semester. A training manual is another valuable resource.
What are the benefits of being a peer mentor?
Benefits include: working one-on-one with a faculty member, developing valuable leadership skills, serving as a positive influence for first year students, and receiving a modest stipend.
Contact the FYE Peer Mentor Coordinator Ariel Edgeworth at AL-Edgeworth@wiu.edu.