Chico Adelante Program

Peer-Plus Mentors

Adelante Peer-Plus Mentors are employed by the Adelante Program to support undergraduate students as they navigate their academic journey and prepare to envision their future as potential graduate students. 

As a Peer Plus Mentor, you will be expected to be accountable to your mentees, your peers, and your supervisor by fully participating in program activities and seeking guidance when needed to support your mentees' academic success.

Your responsibilities as a Peer-Plus mentor will include supporting and guiding your mentees through various workshops, presentations, and activities geared toward preparing them for graduate school. This may include supporting them in completing scholarship applications as well as research and graduate program applications.

Peer-Plus mentors and mentees will have Blackboard access for the Adelante Wayfinders Mentoring Program. Our Blackboard Community will have a schedule of activities, resources, and links to all presentations and workshops for the Adelante Program. 

Peer-Plus Mentor will:

  • Be matched with a peer group of 10-15 students based on major/minor or area of interest.

  • Support your peer group in Adelante’s weekly meetings by attending presentations, workshops, and speaker events with your mentees. Attendance to weekly meetings will be required of all mentors.

  • Offer weekly coaching by connecting with your mentees through email, phone calls, or text, and track all contacts.

  • Attend Mandatory Mentor training before the academic school year (August 9-12, 2021) and additional training before the Spring 2022 semester (Date TBD).

  • Attend Adelante’s Wayfinders Mentoring Program Orientation at the start of the Fall 2021 semester (Date TBD).

  • Participate in Adelante's Leaders Learning Community. This will be a one-hour weekly check-in with Adelante's Student Success Coordinator to receive on-going training, support, and resources for yourselves and your mentee peer group.

    Eligibility:

  • Newly admitted or current graduate students enrolled at California State University, Chico in good academic standing (Minimum 3.0 GPA).

  • Demonstrated ability to be a role model and assist undergraduate students with their academic journey and post-baccalaureate preparation.

  • Experience with Latinx and/or low-income college students is preferred.

  • U.S. Citizen, Resident, or ability to work in the United States.

For more information regarding the Wayfinders Mentoring Program, please see the Peer-Plus Position Description or contact Joanna Herrera, Student Success Coordinator at jherrera23@csuchico.edu.

Apply now to become a Peer-Plus Mentor!