First-Year Experience

Join our Team!

Our Event Coordinators and Peer Mentors play a key role in supporting first-year students during their transition to Chico State. Peer Mentors will be embedded in U-Courses designed to increase retention and sense of belonging among first-year students. They also help first-year students successfully transfer to university life. Event Coordinators play an integral role in the preparation and execution of our Public Sphere Pedagogy Events (Chico Great Debate, Town Hall Meeting, and Sense of Place). Prior significant knowledge of pedagogy, learning theories or office management is not necessary for either position, but a demonstrated willingness to learn is required. We seek exceptional students from all majors to serve in these high impact leadership roles.

Please note: Before completing the application, please understand that everyone is required to take a prerequisite class (UNIV 189) before being eligible for employment.

Application is listed below:

Peer Mentor and Event Coordinator Application Form (Online Version)(opens in new window)

Peer Mentor and Event Coordinator Job Application (PDF)

Peer Mentor Job Description (PDF)

Event Coordinator Job Description (PDF)

*Please complete the fully Online application. If you prefer a printable application form please complete and return the printable application to the First-Year Experience in MLIB 208 (second floor of the library, behind the elevators). 

If you are interested in learning more about the different components of FYE, please check out the video below that was created by our very own student employees:

If you have any questions regarding the application or the information session, don’t hesitate to reach out! Email us at in new window)