Peer Mentor Program

​​​​​​​For more information or to apply - see below.

Hiring Peer mentors

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.   

Peer Mentors

2020-2021 Peer Mentors

Arely Gardea

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

Hailee Cederquist

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI.

Major: Biology

Expected Graduation Date: May 2022. 

Sadie Arizola


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)