Positive Experience, Enriching Relationships
First-year Mentoring program
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.
Applications for New Mentees and Mentors
Applications are currently open! Applications are due Friday, January 29 at 11:59pm PST.
Mentee Application: bit.ly/2021PEERMentee
Mentor Application: bit.ly/2021PEERMentor
After submitting an application, you will receive an email inviting you to sign up for an interview timeslot. Interviews are casual dress, will last around 10-15 minutes, and will be conducted over Zoom. If selected to be a PEER Mentor, you will be required to participate in Mentor Training in the first week of February. Both mentors and mentees will participate in Match Night the second week of February. More information to come!
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 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.
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.
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