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Connections

Join the CONNECTIONS Peer Mentor Team!


CONNECTIONS Peer Mentors serve as representatives of Clemson University and the CONNECTIONS program. CONNECTIONS is a retention initiative that serves students through peer mentoring and a unique living-learning community. First-year students from culturally diverse backgrounds and majors are paired with upper-class student leaders of color who serve as mentors and role models.

Peer mentors provide academic and developmental support through interpersonal relationships, leadership experiences, campus and community resources, and collaboration with campus partners. Peer mentors play a key role in the transition, retention, and success of our first-year students in the CONNECTIONS experience. Peer mentor applications are now LIVE! For more information about the position and how to apply, please see the details below.

Things to Know:

  • Serve as a role model for new students by displaying the responsibility and maturity of an upperclassman student leader.

  • Acquaint new students with the campus environment.

  • Encourage new students to utilize campus resources and participate in campus activities and events by doing so yourself - lead by example!

  • Perform reasonable tasks/assignments needed to ensure mentors and mentees have a successful experience.

  • Other expectations as discussed among mentor team and Student Transitions and Family Programs staff.

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and continue to be in good standing with the university for academics and conduct.

  • Must be an enrolled full-time student at Clemson University in 2018 fall semester and 2019 spring semester.

  • Consent to a background check.

  • Attend all scheduled mentor training modules in 2018 spring semester (1-credit hour course that meets once per week for four weeks)

  • Register for and attend a 3-credit hour course, EDC 3900, during 2018 fall semester.

  • Be autonomous, reliable, responsible, confident, sincere, flexible, dedicated, considerate with enthusiastic approaches to work with CONNECTIONS participants, fellow peer mentors and Clemson University staff.

  • Possess basic communication skills in order to facilitate group discussion, and address concerns and issues with the greater team development.

  • Be comfortable and competent in discussing delicate social issues with students, peers and staff.

  • Relate to people from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.

  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about Clemson University, including policies, people and programs.

  • Possess a willingness to learn about the experiences of others and share your own experiences.

  • Monday, February 12: Deadline to submit applications

  • Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23: Interview scheduling

  • Monday, February 26 - Wednesday, March 7: Individual interviews

  • Thursday, March 8 - Friday, March 9: Offer letters distributed

  • Friday, March 16: Deadline to accept offer

  • Monday, March 26: Training modules start


Apply to be a CONNECTIONS Peer Mentor:

  1. Complete the online application through Clemson Job Link. Remember - you must sign in to Clemson Job Link to apply. Refer to Post ID #82487.

  2. Complete the supplemental application through our office.


To learn more about CONNECTIONS Peer Mentor program, please contact Sarah Dumas at 864-656-0515 or by email at dumas@clemson.edu.