The FYS course includes peer mentors in the form of Austin College students who function as leaders within the First Year Seminar. These students are hand selected by each faculty member and provide the “insider’s view” to life at the College.
These peer mentors participate as active members of each course, bridging the gap between student and faculty member and providing useful information, guidance, and support to our newest 'Roos.
"I loved getting to help the new freshmen transition into college life to help them get through their first semester."
"I enjoyed continuing to foster the relationships I built with the FYS students and learning from the professor I was working with."
"Being able to establish a strong interpersonal relationship with my peers by offering advice to make sure their college experience was the best for them was what made the experience worthwhile."
"The best part was feeling like I could really help the students navigate better in their transition from high school to college life, especially in academics."
Meet the current Peer Mentor Ambassadors!
Class of 2024 Hometown: Dallas, TX Concentration: History major, Education minor Why I Want to be a Peer Mentor Ambassador: I wanted to be a peer mentor ambassador because I enjoyed my peer mentor experience so much, and want to make sure the incoming freshmen enjoy their first year here. I love gaining experience and… [Read More]
Class of 2024 Hometown: San Antonio, TX Concentration: English/Spanish majors and Education minor Why I Want to be a Peer Mentor Ambassador: I wanted to see the behind the scenes of the First-Year Experience and all the planning that goes into it! I am very excited to be a part in creating/organizing it all.
Class of 2024 Hometown: Keller, Tx Concentration: English major, Education minor Why I Want to be a Peer Mentor Ambassador: Because I want to stay involved with the freshmen class and hopefully somebody current peer mentors look to for advice and comfort!
FYS Peer Mentor Frequently Asked Questions
- Peer Mentor Application 2023 (application period runs March 6-31, 2023)
- Peer Mentor Reference Form
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.