Apply to Be a Peer Mentor

Support our First-year Students

Peer mentors support our newest students and guide them through both semesters of their inaugural year with Klein College.

Develop authentic relationships with first-year students and help them build pathways to academic success. Facilitate weekly discussion groups for students enrolled in First-year Experience (KLN 1001) and Klein Transfer Seminar (KLN 2001) and assist their navigation through all of our college and university support services.

Klein College undergraduate students with sophomore, junior or senior academic standing are encouraged to apply for this paid position.

Start your application today!

Role Responsibilities

Support First-year Students
  • Meet weekly with eight–10 assigned mentees for a 50-minute face-to-face or online session.
  • Facilitate open discussions on making the transition to college life.
  • Share the culture of Klein College.
  • Connect students to the resources and support services available at Temple.
  • Encourage students to participate in cocurricular activities.
  • Complete monthly reports regarding mentee challenges, engagements and progress.
Collaborate With Klein Rising Staff
  • Conduct regular check-in’s with the student success program coordinator to assess the status of the relationship and discuss challenges.
  • Meet with other peer mentors to brainstorm best practices and troubleshoot common or unique challenges.
Complete Job Training
  • Attend all onboarding and ongoing professional trainings.
  • Collaborate with the vice dean for student success and the student success program coordinator to ensure effective program management. 
  • Work with supervisors to measure success.

Role Requirements

Time Commitment

Peer mentors must

  • be available for 15–20 hours of training and onboarding in August, and
  • work five hours per week during both the fall and spring semesters.
Preferred Experience

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate Klein degree program and demonstrate experience

  • being a leader among their peers,
  • providing support and resources to others, and
  • working on a team.
Desired Skills

Strong candidates will have capacity with the following aptitudes.

  • Interpersonal relationship building
  • Multitasking
  • Organizational skills
  • Supporting student and peer success
  • Understanding the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion

Qualified applicants must 

  • be in good academic standing with the university,
  • have a 2.75 or higher GPA,
  • be in good financial standing with the university, and 
  • have no pending or unresolved student conduct violations.

Apply to Be a Peer Mentor

Applications for peer mentors become available in early summer for positions beginning the following August. To start the application process, contact us at the address below or complete the form here.