Peer Network Program Mentors

The College of Education and Human Sciences Student Advisory Board is currently seeking mentors for the Fall 2018 Peer Network Program.  This program is designed to acclimate incoming freshmen and transfer students to our college, their major, and get them involved in learning about their future career of choice.  Mentors should be willing to meet with students and discuss their personal experiences and share their UNL story.  The program runs 10 weeks during the fall semester and ends with a group banquet with CEHS administration, faculty, and staff.

Mentor Information

Position Description:

Mentors will work through the provided CEHS Peer Network Program guide over the course of the ten (10) week program.  Mentors will be expected to meet weekly with their peer mentor group.  Groups will be limited to ten (10) students per mentor.  In addition to the weekly group meetings, mentors should be willing and able to answer questions that students may have at other times during the week as well as schedule times to meet one-on-one outside of the group if requested by the student.  The program will end with a Peer Network Program Banquet at the end of the nine weeks.

Expectations:  

Mentors must attend mandatory training sessions on April 8, 2018 from Noon to 3:00PM and August 26, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in the Nebraska City Campus Union.  

Mentors will be expected to present themselves in a professional manner when meeting and working with the CEHS Peer Network Program.  In addition, mentors will be expected to have open communication with their group of students and the CEHS Student Advisory Board Peer Network Program Committee.  Mentors will meet weekly with their group as well as other times per students’ requests.  They will also meet once every third week with the committee to discuss the progression of their groups within the program.  In addition, mentors will attend a final banquet with their students.

Qualifications:

Students must

-Be a full time enrolled student in the Fall 2018 academic semester.

-Have successfully completed two (2) academic semesters within a CEHS program.

-Be active in at least one (1) CEHS club or organization. (Preferred)

-Hold Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.000 or higher.

-Display a desire to share personal CEHS and Nebraska experiences.

Benefits:

-Personal and professional development.

-Impact on peers, community, and campus.

-Opportunities to work with CEHS leadership.

-Learn how to utilize CEHS resources.

Mentor Application

Application Opens November 19, 2017 - Due January 19, 2018 at 5:00PM CT

 

Please see the Program Outline below for more information about the Peer Network Program.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Mission Statement:  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Education & Human Sciences Peer Network Program is intended to build relationships early within the undergraduate experience.  Through mentorship activities and meetings, students will build personal relationships with student leaders which is intended to foster personal growth, community engagement, and academic and career excellence.  Building on the foundation of outstanding academics, the UNL CEHS Peer Network Program will continue to develop innovative students to enhance the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Program Objectives:  

-Build a relationship between a new and current CEHS student within the same area of study in order to provide support and a connection on campus

-Foster an inclusive community within CEHS

-Promote personal leadership development

-Showcase opportunities and resources within UNL, CEHS, and their facilities

-Create a network of future professionals in the fields of Education & Human Sciences

Program Description:  The CEHS Peer Network Program has been designed as a nine (9) week mentorship experience that will promote building new connections as new students transition to college life.  Freshmen or first year transfer students will be given first priority for a mentor.  Throughout the first ten (10) weeks of the fall semester they will meet weekly with their assigned mentor and have time to ask questions about concerns they have with college life, get to know people and places within CEHS, and strengthen a connection with a current student within their area of study.  The program will run from the 3rd week of classes and continue for ten (10) weeks.  At the end of the ten (10) weeks there will be a closing and celebratory banquet required for all mentor/mentee groups.

Participant Application:   Online via UNL Webform at: http://go.unl.edu/cehspnp

Questions may be directed to the following:

Dr. Debra Mullen, PhD

Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

dmullen1@unl.edu

Nick Bohannon

Peer Network Program Chairman, College of Education and Human Sciences Student Advisory Board

nbohannon2@huskers.unl.edu

 

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