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PEER Mentor Application

PEER Mentor Application
Promoting Educational Excellence through Relationships
Why apply to be a PEER Mentor?
PEER Mentors work to create a comfortable and safe environment in which students can be successful and engaged at Thomas Nelson Community College. Being a college student is often overwhelming and scary, and the PEER Mentors at Thomas Nelson work hard to empower students to overcome any obstacles that may create a barrier to success. Being a Mentor is a rewarding experience for both the Mentor and the Mentee. As a Mentor, you will make a connection to the College, gain valuable professional and personal skills, and experience a sense of fulfillment and personal growth. 
  • Meet with Mentees face-to-face weekly.
  • Complete and submit a weekly report to the Coordinator of Educational Support Services (CESS)
  • Weekly check-ins with CESS
  • Attend summer training and continuous training throughout the semester
  • Attend Thomas Nelson JumpStart
  • Encourage and support students in their academic/career plans
  • Provide individualized assistance to students with technology, navigating and locating appropriate campus resources, study skills, classroom communication skills and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Serve as a positive role model to your mentees and within the campus community.
  • Exercise good judgment in representing Thomas Nelson and uphold institutional standards.
In order to apply for the PEER Mentor position, you must:
  • Have completed at least one full semester (12 or more credit hours) at Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Make a commitment of one academic year
  • Be willing and able to navigate resources on Thomas Nelson’s campus.
  • $8 per hour
  • Develop invaluable leadership skills working with small groups and a variety of individuals (students, staff, and faculty).
  • Develop a professional relationship with faculty and staff.
  • Create a connection to other students and the campus.
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Thomas Nelson Swag
Selection Process
  • Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 27, 2016. 
  • Interviews will take place June 6 – 10, 2016.
  • Applicants will be notified of selection no later than Friday, June 17, 2016.
If you are selected, you MUST be available on the following dates:
Training: Dates and Times, TBA
Thomas Nelson JumpStart
Hampton Campus: July 31-3, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm
Historic Triangle Campus: August 7-10, 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm

For questions, concerns, or additional information, please contact the Coordinator of Educational Support Services, SaraLynn Goergen, at or 757-822-2913.