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Become an FYE Mentor

Interested in serving as an FYE Mentor for incoming first-year students? Sign up today!

Job description and responsibilities

  • Help first-year students feel comfortable by being aware of and responsive to their needs and concerns
  • Participate in CCBC’s New Student Orientation
  • Assist ACDV instructors by presenting topics, discussing experiences, and actively reaching out to students in ACDV courses
  • Attend three weekly office hours to allow any student in any ACDV course the opportunity to seek one-on-one support and mentoring
  • Support First-Year programs and pre-planned events sponsored by the FYE programs
  • Participate in training sessions about educational requirements, college policies, supports services, and student life

Qualifications for consideration

Preference is given to CCBC students who meet the preferred qualifications and criteria:
  • Have at least one semester and six (6) credits completed at CCBC
  • Carry at least six (6) credits during the semester of service
  • Have a minimum 2.30 cumulative GPA
  • In good disciplinary standing
  • Have the ability and the desire to work with students, faculty, and staff
  • Involved in co-curricular learning yet have a flexible co-curricular schedule
  • Hard-working, flexible, and a sense of humor
  • Excellent communication skills (especially public speaking) and leadership capabilities
  • Outstanding organizational skills, study skills, and time management
  • A strong commitment to CCBC and the philosophy of the FYE peer mentor program
  • Have a positive, motivated attitude
Qualifications for reappointment are dependent upon successful fulfillment of the above expectations. At the end of each semester, performance evaluations will be conducted by the Assistant Director of Student Life for First-Year Experience. At that time, decisions are made concerning reappointment for the next semester.

FYE mentoring benefits

  • Develop working relationships with CCBC administrators and faculty who can mentor your development and serve as future job references
  • Gain valuable leadership skills that will help you transition to the next phase of your life
  • Have a convenient work location by working on your primary campus (with the option to travel to the other CCBC campus locations as well)
  • Earn tuition reimbursement from $500 to $1500 based on hours of service