First Husker Peer Mentors

The First Husker program will occur Sunday, August 14 – Wednesday, August 17, 2015. Peer mentors will need to be available from Thursday, August 11 through the duration of the program on Wednesday, August 17.

This position pays a salary of $630 before taxes. Starting at lunch, Sunday, August 14, the cost of all meals will be covered. Peer mentors will be selected via an application and interview process. Applications should be completed by Monday, February 22, 2015 by midnight.

*Peer Mentors living on campus for Fall 2016 are responsible for the early move-in costs from Thursday, August 11 - Wednesday, August 17. The cost per day is $32.00 for the room ($224.00 total). From Thursday, August 11 through breakfast Sunday, August 14, you will be responsible for your own meals. If you choose to purchase meals in the dining halls, the cost is as follows: Breakfast- $5.95; Lunch- $7.60; and Dinner- $9.00. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • You have been a previous First Husker or First Husker Peer Mentor
  • 2.70 GPA or higher
  • Involved in at least one extracurricular campus activity
  • Experience working with others in a leadership or mentoring role
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Dependability
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
  • Proficiency with social media, taking and posting photographs online
  • Enrolled at UNL full-time for Fall 2016

Duties and Expectations

  • Available for all hiring obligations, training, and program dates and times: Paperwork to be completed during spring semester, one spring semester meeting, working with FYETP staff to complete your biography page, training August 11 & 12, First Husker program August 14-17
  • Communicate with your students and make sure they are where they need to be schedule-wise
  • Leading small group activities and discussions
  • Be willing to share your experiences as a first-generation student in a variety of forums
  • Be a good role model
  • Abide by University of Nebraska-Lincoln policies and procedures

More about the program

There will be 200 first-year students participating in the program. They will move into the residence halls early (on August 14th), and mentors will be working with them all day and into the evenings over the program.

Students will move through various informational seminars and activities, and have some fun along the way too. Mentor participation will be critical to the success of this program. The activities will focus on: setting goals, succeeding in large lectures, using campus resources, connecting with faculty, involvement with research, and creating a success plan for your undergraduate career.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

First-Year Experience & Transition Programs

Ann Callies
(402) 472-8755
ann.callies@unl.edu