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.
Here's what some previous peer mentors have to say about their experiences:
"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 your 2022 Peer Mentor Ambassadors!
Graduation year: 2024 Hometown: Katy, Texas Major: English Minor: Education What did you enjoy most about being a peer mentor in fall 2021? I really enjoyed being able to give first year students the advice I wished for as a freshman, and working with them in class. There’s something so fulfilling about knowing that your… [Read More]
Graduation Year: 2023 Hometown: Centennial, Colorado Major/Minor: Economics and History Major, Spanish Minor What did you enjoy most about being a peer mentor in fall 2021? The thing that I enjoyed the most about being a peer mentor this past fall was helping the freshmen get acclimated to their new environment and providing them with the… [Read More]
Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Long Island, NY Major/minor: Biology / Environmental Studies minor What did you most enjoy about being a peer mentor in 2021? I really enjoyed forming a bond with the freshman class and helping transition them to Austin College! I loved being someone they could rely on to give advice and be a… [Read More]