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

Requisition ID:  1226

Hammond and Westville, IN, US



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