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! The application is closed at this time. Please check back here for additional opportunities next year!
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 (Due: Tuesday, July 31, 2018)
- 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 (Fall 2018 & Spring 2019)
*Approximately 5 hours 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
- Attend at least 5 class sessions of an assigned HUDV 107 first year seminar course in Fall 2018
- 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 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters through email
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!
Career & Leadership Development• MAC Building, Room 105 • Brookdale Community College • 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 • P: 732-224-2792 • firstname.lastname@example.org