PEER – First-year Mentoring

PEER
Positive Experience, Enriching Relationships

First-year Mentoring program

Overview

The PEER mentoring program is a collaborative project between APASS and the USC Student Counseling Services. Since 1994, PEER matches first-year APA students (freshmen, transfers, and spring admits) with continuing APA students in a unique mentoring relationship focused on transition, success, and growth.

The PEER Community meets monthly for skill-building workshops, networking, and community-building.

Mentors and mentees are matched by a number of criteria, including: academic program, interests, and extracurricular involvements.


 

Application

Applications for the Spring 2017 PEER Mentoring (Mentors & Mentees) are now open!

Mentor Application: Please email uscpeer@usc.edu for application link.

Spring Admit Mentee Application: http://tinyurl.com/PEERsp17

All mentor applicants will be invited for a 30-minute interview with the PEER staff.

All mentees will be invited for a 15-minute interview with the PEER staff to learn more about you!


 

Program Details

Mentors

Mentors are a highly-selective group of continuing students (all grade levels). Ideal mentors are aspiring student leaders willing to give back to the APA community for the entire academic year.

Mentors are required to attend a 1-day intensive training. Mentors are further required to attend a weekly supervision session with PEER and APASS staff for continuing training and check-ins. Supervision schedules will be set to accommodate mentor schedules and multiple supervisions will be offered each week.

Mentors are required to meet, in person, with mentees at least every other week. Communication and check-ins (through in-person or electronic means) with mentees are required on the off-weeks.

Mentors are required to attend workshops, socials, and PEER community events with their mentees. A full list of programs and events will be provided at the start of each month.

Mentees

All first-year students are invited to become a mentee! First-year students include freshmen, transfer, and spring admit students.

Mentees are required to commit to the mentoring relationship for the academic year. Mentoring is a two-way relationship and requires mentees to stay open and communicate with their mentors.

Mentees are required to attend workshops, socials, and PEER community events with their mentors. A full list of programs and events will be provided at the start of each month.

Contact Information

For more information, contact: uscpeer@usc.edu