Become a Peer Mentor

Who is a "Learning Community Peer Mentor"?

A Peer Mentor is an upper-division student, which is someone beyond their first-year at UNL, who is in the same major, college, pre-professional path, and/or someone who shares a similar identity or interest as their first-year mentees! They oversee a Learning Community to be an amazing resource and guide throughout their mentees' first-year at UNL. They'll hold Weekly Floor Hours to assist with studying and homework, provide plenty of social opportunities to meet new people, and plan events to take mentees around Lincoln and beyond to explore career options and get them connected to their passions and interests. A Peer Mentor's greatest responsibility it getting to know their mentees to start building connections and create a support system from the beginning!

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  • Flexible scheduling
  • Three (3) on-campus meals per week
  • Build connections across campus and potential future careers
  • Collaborate with campus and industry professionals
  • Positive impacts on first-year students
  • Leadership development and skill building

Transferrable Skills

Peer Mentors learn a variety of transferrable skills to utilize in their personal and professional lives, including:

  • Effective communication and building interpersonal relationships
  • Event planning and execution
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Supporting individuals from differing identities and backgrounds
  • Time management
  • Administrative skills

Position Details


Position responsibilities for the Learning Community Peer Mentors includes, but is not limited to,

  • Plan and execute at least three (3) events each semester for your Learning Community
  • Meet with mentees one-on-one throughout each semester
  • Regularly communicate with supervisor about mentee well-being and needs, event planning, etc.
  • Reach out to campus and community partners for potential event collaboration
  • Follow Residence Life and Housing policies and procedures

Required Qualifications

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing during the year of appointment
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, and have an understanding of working with students of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Desire to support students in an empathetic and caring manner

Desirable Qualifications

  • Previous mentoring and/or leadership experience
  • In the academic major/area of study or community for which the Learning Community is based
  • Previous experience working in Residence Life
  • Awareness of campus services and resources
Hiring Timeline
Date Description
January 8 Application open
February 18 Application closes
February 19-20 Offers to sign-up for an interview
March 2 Interview Day
August 14-16 Peer Mentor Fall Training
Hourly Wage

Starting hourly wage of $13.00/hour

There is the possibility for merit-based raises each year after the first year.

Average Time Commitments
  • Fall Training the week before students move-in to the residence halls (August 14-16 2024)
  • Spring Training the week before spring semester classes
  • Biweekly staff meetings throughout the year - One (1) hour each
  • Weekly Floor Hours - Two (2) hours per week based on your own schedule
  • Biweekly one-on-one meeting with supervisor
  • Variable times depending on events/activities