The Ensign College Peer Mentor program exists to provide students peer support in their educational journey. Peer Mentors are current EC students who are excelling in their academic pursuits, and are familiar with campus life and resources for student success. These individuals work with students individually and in groups to help new and other students connect to the right resources on campus and enhance their student experience.
New students will be assigned a Peer Mentor who will connect with them throughout their first semester to ensure they have the tools and support needed to transition to life at Ensign College. Any student can request Peer Mentor support by clicking on the link below. We look forward to connecting with you!
FiorellaHey! My name is Fiorella Trejo, but you can call me Fio, and I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m studying Business Management because I’d like to have my own company one day. I love food, especially ice cream! I love playing the piano, singing, working out, and spending time with my family. I also love being a Peer Mentor here at Ensign College because I can meet new people from around the world. I’m here to help you have a memorable experience in college, so don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with me!
JovanyHey there! my name is Jovany, and I am from Rhode Island. My family is from Cabo Verde. I love to play Super Smash Bros and make people smile. I love to eat food and make lots of jokes. I am super excited to meet you and see you! Please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with me to talk to me on campus! Schedule a time right now! Have a blessed day.
AdaI’m a student of media and digital marketing, and I am passionate about branding. I like working on projects that make me learn and grow. I am also okay with saying I don’t know everything, but I can learn it. I know that practice and perseverance are critical to any learning experience. Exercising humanity helps me connect with others and learn from them. I am used to tackling anything that comes my way, and being determined and resilient is my second skin.
BECOME A PEER MENTOR
Now accepting applications for the Fall Semester
What does a peer mentor do?
As a peer mentor, you will have the opportunity to work with students one-on-one in helping them succeed during their first year at Ensign College. Your job is to connect first-year students to campus resources and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning. Mentors also frequently reflect on their abilities to determine how they can improve and further help students.
Peer mentors are students who:
- Demonstrate academic excellence (GPA 3.0 or higher)
- Desire to serve and help others succeed, particularly new students
- Are knowledgeable of campus resources
- Have strong self-discipline and ability to effectively balance their time
- Exhibit confidence and optimism in the face of challenges
- Work cooperatively in a team or group setting
- Build a mentoring relationship with each student
- Meet with students one-on-one throughout the semester
- Send weekly emails and other individual emails and texts to students
- Facilitate study groups, workshops, and other activities
- Attend and actively participate in peer mentor meetings
- Perform general office work
- Shift in office and SSC hours (4-6 a week)
- Meet with a few students
- Send emails/texts to follow up with students
- Meet with a supervisor (once a week)
- Attend team and training meetings (once a week)
- Supplemental readings/trainings
- Work 3-4 hours a day
- Other than your scheduled office hours/training meetings, the work hours are yours to manage
- Commitment to living the honor code and contribute to the mission of the College
- Demonstrates academic excellence (3.0 GPA or higher)
- Completed CAR 101
- Promotes personal responsibility for learning
- Self-motivated and productive in a non-structured work environment
- Ability to lead by motivating and inspiring others
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships
- Displays genuine care and concern for other students, particularly freshmen
- Familiarity with all campus departments and services
- Commitment to fulfill role and expectations for two semesters