Peer Mentor Program

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Become a Peer Mentor

Mentees


Who is eligible?

  • First-year students
    (including freshmen and transfer students)

What are the benefits?

First-year students will receive advice, information and support in regards to:

  • Academics
    (i.e., tips about professors, classes, etc.)
  • NIU community and campus
    (i.e., tips about joining clubs, receiving free resources, finding shortcuts to class, etc.)
  • Professional networking opportunities
    (i.e., Learning about internships, meeting influential faculty, etc.)

How can you become involved?

Please email kskells1@niu.edu

Mentors


Who is eligible?

  • Sophomores, Juniors and seniors in the University Honors Program who desire to share their experience and guide first-year students

What are the benefits?

  • Using personal experience to make a difference
    (i.e., sharing choices that positively influenced your college career, paths they should avoid, etc.)
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Strengthening leadership abilities
  • Networking with faculty advisors
  • Forming relationships with other mentors in your college

How can you become involved?

Please fill out the application posted here and email it to kskells1@niu.edu


Time Commitment

The requirements for those involved are minimal, allowing the mentors and mentees the freedom to structure the relationship how they see fit. However for those seeking to become more involved, there will be opportunities to serve on leadership committees, refine teambuilding skills, and bond socially.

“Peer mentoring has made a huge impact on my success in nursing school. My mentor not only gave me solid advice and kept my moral up when classes got tough but we also became great friends!”
-Faith Stauersboll, 2011-2012 Mentee

“Being a mentor is the most rewarding experience I have been a part of here at NIU. Working with new students and passing along my knowledge and wisdom is so enjoyable. Mentoring provides positive guidance for students as they begin their path at NIU.”
-Lauren Sikes, 2012-2013 Mentor


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