Biology Peer Mentor
Title: Peer Mentor for Biology
Student will assist in efforts to attract and retain freshman biology majors by attending the critical thinking course (Biol 120B), providing SI instruction, and being available to help with individual concerns. Students will also help with transitional curriculum development, and outreach activities.
This is a full academic year commitment. Peer Mentors must be available throughout both semesters of the 2015-2016 school year.
1. Required: Biology major in good academic standing. Satisfactory completion of University 238 course (B or better); A similar course of parallel gateway leadership experience may be substituted for this requirement. The student should be mature, self-motivated, quick learner, able to work in a team environment with little or no supervision; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of Sonoma State University campus and programs; must be able to work with a diverse group of students.
Must also be available to attend Spring Pre-Service on April 17, 3-6pm.
1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Minimum of 2 semesters completed at SSU by Fall. Basic Knowledge of computers, SSU e-mail, and other campus computer systems.
2. Preferred: A Biology major who has completed Biol 121 and 122 or 130A.
How to Apply for this Position:
1. Go to www.sonoma.edu/studentaffairs/leadership to access all job descriptions. Beginning November 3rd 2014, go to the same website to access and submit your online application.
2. Attend an Information Session.
a) Student Academic Services Position Informational Sessions will be held on:
3. Sign up for the Leadership Class, UNIV 238.
4. Submit all pieces of the online application no later than 4:30 pm on January 30, 2015. (This includes the letter of recommendation)
5. Sign up February 2nd-6th, 2015 on-line for individual interviews. Peer Mentor candidates are required to complete a comprehensive presentation during their individual interview.
Questions about the Peer Mentor position should be addressed to the following coordinator: Michael Cohen, Department of Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org