First Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) peer mentors work with a staff/faculty facilitator to mentor a group of around 25 first-year students in a “Connection.”
Each Connection is different—some are associated with for-credit seminars, others are affiliated with on-campus groups and others are based on a common academic or co-curricular interest.
As a peer mentor you:
APPLY TO BE A PEER MENTOR
The 2022-2023 Peer Mentor application is now CLOSED.
- Are each assigned to one Connection (around 25 students) for one academic quarter
- Provide information, advice, resources, and support to first-year students in your Connection
- Collaborate with your assigned Connection’s Facilitator to provide support to mentees
- Facilitate communication and social interaction within your Connection
- Plan activities to engage students in UC Davis culture
- Spend around 20 hours per quarter on Connection activities
- Receive a stipend of up to $300 for the quarter
- Are undergraduate students who have successfully completed their first year at UC Davis
- Are students that enjoy being in leadership positions and creating community among peers
- Believe in the Principles of Community and are committed to creating safe, comfortable environments for their Connection
- Represent all colleges and majors
- Go through training in order to understand their role in FYAC
Benefits of Peer Mentoring
- Creating a relationship with a UC Davis staff/faculty member
- Developing leadership and professional skills
- Giving back to the UC Davis community by offering your time, knowledge, and advice to new students
- Expanding campus social network
- Gaining professional development training
- Attending fun, free events
How do I apply to be a peer mentor?
- The 2022-2023 Peer Mentor application is now CLOSED.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org