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PEER SUPPORT POSITIONS

The Honors peer mentors foster a sense of belonging among incoming and returning students and provide connection to the Honors community among both off-campus and on-campus students. Working with Associate Dean Monisha Pasupathi, and Program Managers Virginia Solomon and Kristal Studer, peer mentors will engage first and second-year students in discussions about college life, community, navigating Honors and University resources, and building positive academic and social experiences within Honors and the University.

Benefits:

  • Lead students in group and face-to-face settings
  • Improve your communication, community-building, and leadership skills
  • Learn about Honors and campus resources to promote yours’ and fellow students’ success
  • Build strong relationships with fellow mentors and your mentees
  • Earn a stipend for your work

Eligibility:

  • Be in good academic standing in the Honors College
  • Be able to commit for both Fall and Spring semesters
  • Mandatory participation in on-line training over May-July 2022
  • Required multi-day orientation session prior to Fall semester 2022

PEER MENTORS

The Honors Peer Mentors foster a sense of belonging for incoming students and provide connection to the Honors community for both off-campus and on-campus students. Peer Mentors will work alongside Associate Dean Monisha Pasupathi, and Program Managers Kristal Studer and Liam Hammons. Peer Mentors will support students’ transition to college life, connect students to Honors college and University resources, and help students build positive academic and social relationships. 

Benefits:

  • Earn a $3000 stipend
  • Interact with and support the rising class of Honors students
  • Work closely with fellow mentors to share best practices and success stories
  • Connect first-year students to Honors and campus resources
  • Develop your community-building, collaborative, and leadership skills

Eligibility:

  • Be in good academic standing in the Honors College
  • Commit about 5-8 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters
  • Commit to participate in on-line training over May-July 2022
  • Required multi-day orientation session prior to Fall semester 2022

PEER THESIS FACILITATORS

You get paid to advocate for and organize programming around what you need for your thesis – what’s better than that! The Thesis Peer Facilitator positions differ in some significant ways from the Peer Mentor positions. Instead of thinking of your role here as mentoring someone through an experience you have already had, think of it as being in a position to marshal resources that you and your peers need as you move through your thesis process together. If it is organizing a database search technique workshop, or a statistics refresher session, or a writing group; you will work closely with the Thesis Mentoring Program director Virginia Solomon, and other program managers in the Honors college, to develop programming that helps everyone in your cohort move along in their thesis projects. This programming can be instructional or self-consciously social, but the aim is not only to provide content but also to help build a sense of support, community, and belonging among your peers.

Benefits:

  • Earn a $3000 stipend
  • Lead students in group and face-to-face settings
  • Develop academic programming so support students working on their thesis
  • Build strong relationships among your peers and departmental Honors Faculty Advisor
  • Support current Honors students on their way to thesis completion

Eligibility:

  • Be in good academic standing in the Honors College
  • Commit about 5-8 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters
  • Mandatory participation in on-line training over May-July 2022
  • Required multi-day orientation session prior to Fall semester 2022

If you’re interested in applying for any or all of these positions, you can access the application here or reach out to l.hammons@honors.utah.edu for more information.