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Title:  PNW Student Peer Mentor, Exploratory Advising - Hammond & Westville

Requisition ID:  1226

Hammond and Westville, IN, US

Date:  Apr 29, 2021


The Exploratory Advising Peer Mentor position is designed for undergraduate students to support and assist fellow undergraduate students in their transition to PNW.  Populations include first-year students as well as transfer, re-admit, and re-entry students.

Peer Mentors:

Role and Goals of Peer Mentors:

  • Serve as a mentor to first-year students enrolled in GS 19100 courses and other Exploratory Advising students.
  • Assist academic advisors in providing a welcoming environment in GS 19100 courses.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to students, parents, guests of the university, and other staff members while serving at the front desk in Exploratory Advising.
  • Engage with students who visit the office to meet with their advisor.
  • Support the academic success of Exploratory Advising students both in the classroom and in the office.
  • Connect students with faculty, academic advisors, university staff, and other college resources.
  • Encourage involvement in university organizations and campus events.
  • Represent Exploratory Advising at recruitment and retention events throughout Summer, Fall, and Spring including New Student Orientation.


Responsibilities of Peer Mentors:

  • Commit an average of 10-15 hours weekly to Exploratory Advising.
  • Attend assigned GS 19100 class sessions during advising time.
  • Participate in the required co-curricular events associated with Exploratory Advising.
  • Plan and implement social and/or academic events for GS 19100 students.
  • Participate in events organized by Exploratory Advising.
  • Serve as communication link between academic advisors, faculty, and students.
  • Provide support and maintain a peer mentor relationship with students.
  • Assist students with the registration process.



  • Must be available during the 2019-2020 academic year (which includes summer, fall, and spring).
  • Must be able to attend weekly meetings for assigned GS 19100 classes.
  • Must have an institutional GPA of at least 3.00 and be in good academic and conduct standing.  If GPA drops below a 3.0 or if academic and/or conduct standing changes, your supervisor in Exploratory Advising must be notified and employment will be reevaluated.
  • Must follow departmental dress code which includes a departmental issued polo shirt to be worn with jeans or khakis.  Business casual.
  • Preferred dynamic outgoing personality that is comfortable talking to new people and in front of groups.
  • Preference given to individual who plan to graduate with a degree from Purdue University Northwest.


Rate of Pay and Benefits:

  • $9.00.
  • Additional consideration given to students eligible for Federal Work Study.
  • Professional development opportunities

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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