First Year Seminars & University Learning Communtiies
Peer Mentor Application Instructions
Fall 2014 First Year Experience Program

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Peer Mentor position for the Fall 2014 semester!  Please carefully review the information listed below regarding the recruitment and selection of the Fall 2014 Peer Mentor staff.

Step 1) Please read the full set of instructions below before downloading all of the required application documents:

□  Peer Mentor Job Description
□  Peer Mentor Application
□  Recommendation Form

Step 2) Review Peer Mentor Job Description to understand duties and responsibilities.

•  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Attend a Peer Mentor Information Session. 

Tuesday March 18, 2014

4 - 4:30 pm

Academic Advising Center, Lassen 1013

Tuesday March 18, 2014

4:30 - 5 pm

Academic Advising Center, Lassen 1013

Monday, March 24, 2014

12 - 12:30 pm

Academic Advising Center, Lassen 1013

Monday, March 24, 2014

12:30 - 1 pm

Academic Advising Center, Lassen 1013

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5 - 5:30 pm

Academic Advising Center, Lassen 1013

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5:30 - 6 pm

Academic Advising Center, Lassen 1013

*Please RSVP for this session: jasonsumi@csus.edu

Step 3) Complete the Peer Mentor Application.

•  It is recommended that you download this document to your computer, instead of completing it online, and save the document frequently, just in case you experience technical difficulties.
•  Don’t forget to sign the application!

Step 4) Print Recommendation Form.

•  You must complete “Section A” before you provide the document to your recommendation writer.
•  Recommendation writers cannot be family members or friends.  Ideally, you should ask professors, professional staff members, your current or former supervisor, community leaders, etc.
•  Please ensure that your recommendation writer(s) return their completed form to you in a sealed envelope with their signature and date on the seal.

Step 5) Create or update your professional resume.  

•  Your resume must include at least two references.  Please ensure that neither reference is the same person who is completing your Recommendation Form.
•  The Career Center (Lassen Hall 1013) can assist you with this process. csus.edu/careercenter

Step 6) Once you have completed all of the instructions stated above and are ready to submit your application documents, bring all of the required documents to the Academic Advising Center (Lassen Hall 1013).  The documents must be turned in together and in the following order:

1.  Peer Mentor Application (Completed & Signed)
2.  Resume
3.  Recommendation Form in a sealed envelope with signature

Step 7) When you turn in all required application documents, you will be asked to schedule a group interview appointment.  It is important that you record the exact time, date, and location of your group interview. You will NOT receive a reminder or an opportunity to reschedule if you do not show up to your group interview.

Step 8) After your group interview, you will be notified within a few business days if you will proceed into the final phase of the selection process, an individual interview, where you will receive additional information about the remainder of the selection process.

For questions contact Jason Sumi, First Year Experience Coordinator
Email: jasonsumi@csus.edu or Phone: 916.278.2596