H&SS First Year Experience Peer Mentors

Peer mentors: Arielle Garcia, Midori Nakata, and Michael Gandara
Fall 2017 H&SS FYE Peer Mentors: Arielle Garcia, Midori Nakata, and Michael Gandara


Peer Mentors serve in one section of a 5-week, 1-unit Humanities 100 credit/no credit course where they act as a resource, support system, and role model to about 25 H&SS freshmen.  For the remaining 10-weeks of the fall semester, freshmen will take a 2-unit course lead by their peer mentor.  Therefore, H&SS FYE Peer Mentors support their students for the entire duration of the fall 2018 semester with both in and out of the classroom experiences. 

Application available: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour/ 10 hours per week

Position begins: August 6, 2018



  • Collaborate on a Humanities 100 team with an H&SS faculty member
  • Ability to make a positive impact on first-year students as they transition to college while developing communication, facilitation, and leadership skills
  • Give back to H&SS by providing essential academic, social, and personal support to first-time freshmen


  • H&SS major
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher
  • Junior or Senior class standing
  • Knowledge of H&SS and campus resources


Position Responsibilities

Mandatory Meetings:

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 from 3:30-4:30pm
  • August 6-10 2018: Participate in Peer Mentor summer training


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend and actively participate in all Humanities 100 course meeting times
  • Meet weekly with the Humanities 100 instructor
  • Schedule and meet one-on-one with each H&SS student in your assigned Humanities 100 course
  • Plan workshops and group sessions during 10-week sessions for freshmen in the program
  • Participate in H&SS Fall Welcome, Homecoming, H&SS Week, and Welcome to CSUF Day
  • Work cooperatively with other H&SS Peer Mentors and the Student Success Team
  • Other duties as assigned


Application Process

  1. Complete online Peer Mentor Application below
  2. Email current resume to hssuccessteam@fullerton.edu
  3. Have a CSUF Faculty or Staff member complete the HSS Peer Mentor Reference Form (click here) PDF File and submit the form digitally (by emailing HSSuccessTeam@fullerton.edu) or in-person to Humanities 112


Apply by Friday, March 16th at 5pm.  A complete application includes resume, reference form, and online application.

For questions or concerns, please contact  HSSuccessTeam@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2594


Peer Mentor Application