The adjustment to Oberlin can be challenging, or at least, confusing for first-year students. To help with the transition to college and academia, Center for Student Success offers a Peer Mentors program.
A peer mentor is a student staff member who provides leadership through the Center for Student Success. They address the needs of first-generation and Pell-grant eligible (FLI) students. Each mentor serves as a role model to about 10 students, and will help new students navigate the college process, get connected with resources, identify and solve problems, and ultimately assist in making their transition to college life as smooth as possible.
CSS peer mentors are specifically hired because of their interpersonal skills and inside knowledge of campus life at Oberlin. They are in contact with their students prior to the beginning of the semester.
Interested in becoming a peer mentor? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.