Peer mentors

Apply to be a FIG Peer Mentor!

The First-Year Interest Group (FIG) Peer Mentor is a vital role in supporting academic success during a student's first semester at Wayne State University. As a FIG Peer Mentor, you will have the opportunity to guide and support first-year undergraduate students as they navigate their transition to college life. This position requires a strong academic record, excellent interpersonal skills, and a passion for helping others succeed. Upon successful candidacy, you will be paired with a workable scheduled FYS meeting time.


  1. Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to a cohort of first-year undergraduate students throughout their first semester at Wayne State University.
  2. Support and co-facilitate lessons and discussions during the assigned transitional course (FYS 1010, RSE 1010) meeting time, in collaboration with the course instructor.
  3. Assist students in developing effective study skills, time management techniques, and strategies for academic success.
  4. Organize and lead regular 1:1 meetings, discussions, and activities to foster a sense of community and engagement.
  5. Connect students with appropriate campus resources, such as the Academic Success Center, Career Services, the Dean of Students Office and more.
  6. Help students navigate challenges they may encounter academically, socially, or personally, providing guidance and encouragement.
  7. Attend regular training sessions and staff meetings to enhance mentoring skills and stay updated on university policies and resources.
  8. Collaborate with other FIG Peer Mentors, faculty members, and university staff to ensure a cohesive and supportive experience for first-year students.


  1. Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at Wayne State University.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills to effectively connect with and support students from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Familiarity with Wayne State University's academic programs, student services, and campus resources.
  5. Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to take initiative and work independently as well as part of a team.
  6. Punctuality, dependability, and a professional attitude when interacting with students, faculty, and staff.
  7. Respect for the privacy and confidentiality of student information.
  8. Must be available during the scheduled transitional course meeting time.

To apply: Submit the electronic application (Microsoft Forms) by Thursday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m.


Apply to be a FIG Peer Mentor!