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Peer Mentor 2021 Application

Plan II has closed the application for Fall 2021 Peer Mentors.

If interested in being a peer mentor in the future, please see below for the current details on eligibility and role/responsibilities.

Eligibility for Plan II Peer Mentors:

  • In Fall 2020, be a third, fourth, or fifth year Plan II student
  • 3.0 cumulative UT GPA

 

Required Commitment for Plan II Peer Mentors for Fall 2021:

  1. Take T C 125K, Community/Connections: Self In/And Society, in Fall 2021. This course will be strongly encouraged for all incoming Plan II freshmen. Peer mentors will also be enrolled, in order to be part of the dialogue and able to facilitate mentee pod meetings. T C 125K will meet every other Wednesday during Fall 2021 from 5-6pm, so peer mentors must be available at this time. Please read the Fall 2021 course description and Fall 2020 course syllabus to learn more.
  2. Lead a Mentee Podof 10-12 freshmen on the alternating weeks when T C 125K does not meet. There will be a variety of times for these discussion sections, and peer mentors will be assigned based on need and their availability.
  3. Professional development training for mentors/group dialogue facilitation via a biweekly mentor group meeting and biweekly mentor resource assignments. Additionally, there will be a 6 hour training in August, to be scheduled based on group availability.
  4. Lead and/or participate in approximately three activities, such as the following, throughout the semester:

         *A common reading experience

         *Service project

         *Dr. Edmund Gordon's Racial Geography Campus Tour

  1. Time commitment will typically be 5 hours per week, to include any combination of the following depending on the week:

          *T C 125K class meeting

          *Biweekly pod group meeting, which will require prep/planning time

          *Meeting individually with mentees

          *Professional development via biweekly mentor group meeting or mentor resource assignment

          *Additional activity such as the ones mentioned above

 

Benefits for Plan II Peer Mentors

--Peer mentors will earn $10/hour. We expect this to ultimately total approximately $500 for the Fall semester.

--Positively impacting your Mentee Pod students.

--Gaining important skills in mentoring and leadership.

 

To apply, submit your response to the Plan II Peer Mentor Application 2021-2022 by April 25, 2021.

  • The application requires a personal statement (max. 2 pages) responding to the following prompts:
  • Why do you want to be a Plan II peer mentor?
  • Based on your review of the T C 125K course description and Fall 2020 course syllabus, why do you think you will be a good fit for this position?
  • What do you wish you had known during your first semester at UT?
  • What do you feel is important for freshmen to know about being part of the Plan II community?
  • The application also requires a recommendation from someone who can indicate your potential/knowledge/abilities regarding leadership, maturity, dependability, and social justice issues. The survey is brief and should only require a few minutes to complete. 

**Please note: the recommendation must also be submitted by the application deadline noted above.

 

 

Please contact Peggy Sharp at peggysharp@austin.utexas.edu if you have any questions about the peer mentor program.


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