Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentor Program
Peer mentors in the Common Experience Program are students who demonstrate a positive attitude, enthusiasm for Fisher College, and a willingness to provide insight into one's own first-year experience to the incoming class.

The student mentors selected for The Common Experience are vital members of the program. Each instructor is assigned a mentor to his/her class section. Mentors assist the instructor by monitoring class attendance, selecting and organizing class activities, facilitating online class discussions, leading in-class ice-breakers, and assist with other duties as needed.

Interested in becoming a peer mentor?
The connections peer mentors make with first-year students are perhaps the most influential of the Common Experience. Interested students should contact Carla DeLucia at for more information.

The Common Experience requires that peer mentors meet the following qualifications:
  • A GPA of at least 2.5 or higher.
  • Excellent class attendance.
  • Must be in good judicial standing with the college prior to and for the duration of the program.
  • Must be available to attend training in August.
  • Must plan to attend all class meeting times for The Common Experience except as agreed upon with the class instructor.

peer mentor duties 
  • Take attendance daily in class.
  • Make 2 presentations (10- 15 minutes in length) to the class.
  • Help facilitate discussion in the classroom as requested by the instructor.
  • Send weekly reminder emails and/or Blackboard announcements to the class.
  • Hold office hours to meet with students who may be struggling in the class.
  • Provide outreach to students missing class or assignments according to the direction of the instructor.
  • Provide input into class activities and assignments as requested by the instructor.

While mentoring is hard work, it can also be a very rewarding experience. The following are just a few of the benefits of the position:

  • Peer Mentors will be paid a $500 stipend, paid in two installments at the middle and end of the semester, contingent upon fulfilling required duties.
  • Develop the opportunity to guide a small group of students through their first experience at Fisher College.
  • Develop and enhance leadership skills, including: group facilitation, professional communication, public speaking skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Assist Fisher College in fulfilling its mission of success for students.
  • Receive training in communication, group dynamics and facilitation, and leadership skills.
  • Receive hands-on experience in a leadership role which can be listed on a resume.
  • Establish a meaningful relationship with other students.
  • Establish relationships with faculty and staff members.

Some quotes from Peer Mentors about their experiences:

"Mentoring for this fall semester was much more rewarding than I expected, it was an experience I will surely never forget. Having a small class allowed me to learn more about the students in my class and the professor was wonderful, it was a great semester and I just hope they enjoyed it as much as I did."-Cristiana Gonzalez

"Being a Peer Mentor has been a great experience. I learned to conquer my fears by being myself and speaking out loud in front of a group of students. It gives me the opportunity to communicate more effectively and see the bigger picture."-Shorona Lallsingh

"As cliche as it may sound, I truly learned a lot from my freshmen year at Fisher College and I feel it is imperative to share what I learned with incoming students who are just as nervous as I was. Sitting in on this class every Wednesday reminded me how important I am to this class, and most of all how much I could impact their view on this college. I truly valued how appreciated my advice was perceived by a student when I was asked to meet with this individual personally to listen as they confided in myself."
-Paige Switzer

"Overall my Peer Mentor experience was very special to me. I got to help freshman in any way and they also taught me a lot! I would do this over 1000 times if I could. It was more rewarding then I could have ever imagined, the students had a big impact on me!"
-Kristina Phu


Become a Peer Mentor
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