For Peer Leaders
A peer leader uses their positive attitude, exemplary academic work, interpersonal skills, and personal experience to assist first-year students in their transition to university life. Peer leaders pair up with an academic liaison and help educate students on topics including campus involvement, time management, critical thinking, campus resources, and more.
- Complete online Peer Leaders Application by Thursday, July 19, 2018.
- Interview with faculty and staff.
- Attend mandatory training sessions and events.
Program Goals for Peer Leaders
- To work with the Academic Liaisons in connecting with first-year students
- To provide new students with the skills and information they need in order to create a smooth transition to college life
- Giving new undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with other students in their cohorts
- Providing awareness of campus resources and connections to sponsored campus activities and events
- To help new students feel an early sense of belonging at York College
- To facilitate students’ developing a supportive environment.
Benefits of being a Peer Leader
- Develop relationships with other peer leaders, faculty and staff
- Boost leadership and interpersonal skills
- Improve your communication and facilitation skills
- Practice good time management
- Improve your career profile-add experience to your resume
- Gain a fulfilling experience
Peer Leaders will work closely with their Academic Liaisons. Peer Leaders will attend training workshops on Blackboard management. These training sessions will expand upon the fall semester by focusing on the NSO program as well as the Peer Leaders’ role in assisting students in the CLIC program. New Student Orientation takes place a week prior to the start of classes and Peer Leaders play a vital role in the support and facilitation of the program activities.