Career Peer Mentors

Career Peer Mentors

Career Peer Mentors is a new leadership program for currently enrolled students who are interested in connecting with our first year students in a meaningful way!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Career Peer Mentor position! We appreciate your interest!

Please contact Career & Leadership Development with any questions!

If you are interested in becoming a Career Peer Mentor, below is the criteria:

  • Completion of at least 1 full semester of coursework at Brookdale Community College
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Must have an interest in helping first year students succeed
  • Must complete an online application and submit 1 letter of recommendation (Application can be found using the College Central Network)
  • Interview with a Career & Leadership Development staff member
  • Current or past involvement in a program offered by Career & Leadership Development while at Brookdale
  • Complete a required training
  • Commit to an academic year of mentoring

*10 hours minimum per week dedicated to the duties of a Career Peer Mentor in both the Fall and Spring semesters (some weeks may be less).

Below are the duties of a Career Peer Mentor:

  • Attend a training session
  • Interact with the students in the assigned course through class sessions as well as through smaller group and one-on-one meetings (space on campus will be provided for small group meetings)
  • Provide information and serve as a resource on all things “Brookdale” for new students (answering questions about where to go for assistance, whom to speak with, what forms to complete, etc.)
  • Act as a “go-to” person for students on topics ranging from study skills, time management, organization, career information, goal-setting, or future planning
  • Stay up to date on events and workshop provided by a variety of departments on campus to share with new students and encourage participation (including student life & activities events, career & leadership events, international center events, athletic events, etc.)
  • Answer general questions from students about experiential learning opportunities such as internships, resume writing, career exploration resources, volunteer opportunities, on-campus employment opportunities, etc.)
  • Accurately manage funding for group meetings with students including lunches, coffee breaks, snacks, etc.
  • Maintain contact with students throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters

Benefits of being a Career Peer Mentor:

  • Leadership skills
  • Time management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • A sense of responsibility and confidence
  • LEAD 999 will be placed on your transcript (non-credit leadership recognition)
  • Resume and transfer application highlight
  • Networking opportunities with Brookdale faculty and staff, new students, and employers/organizations in the community for events and workshops
  • Additional opportunities for leadership roles on-campus
  • Small Honorarium at the conclusion of the program
  • End of year celebration with all mentors and students to recognize efforts!

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