Want to make a positive impact?
Be an Honors Peer mentor for Honors First Year Seminar (in fall). Do you remember your first day walking into your First-Year Seminar class? You may remember the feeling of anxiety, confusion, and curiosity.
Roles and Expectations of the Peer Mentor
Goals of the Peer Mentor Program
Apply to become an Honors Peer Mentor
What previous Honors Peer Mentors say:
Tatiana Economopoulos, Class of 2022
“Being a peer mentor has been an amazing experience and has helped me grow personally, professionally, and academically. By helping to guide first year students and learning about the multitude of resources offered at Baruch, I have met amazing students and learned new things about myself. Additionally, working with my advisor has been a wonderful experience and has allowed me to build my communication skills, problem solving abilities, and creativity when making lesson plans. Overall, working as a Peer Mentor was a very fulfilling experience that allowed me to not only help first year students, but also help refine my own skills and qualities.”
Teona Pagan, Class of 2021
“Being a Peer Mentor is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding positions I’ve held during my entire Undergraduate career at Baruch. Even during tumultuous times, I was afforded the opportunity to be a role model for the next generation of Macaulay scholars. Working closely with my advisor, Tony, also gave me a unique perspective on what it is like to be a student and a “professor,” simultaneously. I am glad that I chose to become a Peer Mentor for the second year in a row and I would do it all over again if I could!”
Sarah Varghese, Class of 2021
“Being a peer mentor really broadened my horizons by being able to see all the behind the scene work details professors usually do. I highly recommend being a peer mentor. It’s both fulfilling and helps give back to the Baruch community!”
What former Honors FYS Students have to say about their peer mentors:
“I really appreciated the video [my peer mentor] put together… I felt like I wasn’t alone in what I was stressing out about or curious about, so thank you!” – FYS Student
“I enjoyed the several tips we received about networking from [my peer mentor] and the other [Peer Mentors]. I’m definitely looking forward to internships and other similar opportunities in the future.” – Saima Kayes
“What stood out most from [my peer mentor] and the other upper-class student experiences was internships. I think the idea of getting internships has always been a little scary because of the interview process and what not…they gave good advice and made me feel a little more secure about my inexperience.” – Zoë Crook