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Peer Mentor Program
For more information or to apply - see below.
The peer mentor is a student staff member who provides leadership for participants in the TRIO Classic and the TRIO STEM-Health Sciences Program. Mentors assist in achieving the program goal of supporting first-generation and low-income students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health science. In addition, the program’s primary goal is graduating all students who participate in the program. The Peer Mentoring Program is a yearlong program. Each mentor will be assigned to help first-year students of the program in exploring and succeeding in the fields of STEM and Health Sciences.
First-year students will be assigned a Peer Mentor.
How Your Peer Mentor can help YOU!
- Assistance with campus resources (e.g., they know where tutoring is available, etc.)
- Advising help (scheduling classes)
- Academic planning
- Goal Setting
- Navigating Blackboard
- Study Groups
- Faculty Interaction
- Social and educational programming
- Getting acclimated with classes and the city
- Someone to listen when you need an ear
- Is an upper-class student who has experienced what you are, or might in the future, and can give you perspective
If you are not a first-year student and would like a mentor Click Here to Apply for a Mentor
If you are interested in being a Peer Mentor please see the buttons below.
2020-2021 Peer Mentors
Hometown: Born in Chicago, IL and lived there around 11 years, then moved to Holland, MI.
Major: Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Fitness
Expected Graduation Date: Aug 2021
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI.
Expected Graduation Date: May 2022.
Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Professional Preparation
Expected Graduation Date: April 2022
Applications will be available soon for the 2021-2022 Peer Mentors
Click on the application link below. If you have questions please contact us.
Priority Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Virtual Interviews: June 12th-25th, 2021
Job offers: June 28th to July 2nd, 2021
Mandatory Peer Mentor Training: August 8, 2021 (tentatively)