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Research Rookies Peer Mentors

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Research Rookies peer mentors are meant to serve as guides and resources for first-year Research Rookies. Peer mentors are expected to nurture an unbiased, unprejudiced and open environment that will strengthen the social and professional support system and knowledge base of first-year Research Rookies.

Peer mentors are responsible for:

  • Assisting with questions or concerns from small-group members
  • Obtaining progress reports from small-group members
  • Coordinating one group activity per month with small-group members
  • Notifying OSEEL staff of any issues with small-group members

Peer mentors must meet the following qualifications

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Have completed one year of Research Rookies
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with first-year students
  • Be able to serve as a positive role model for first-year students

Apply to be a peer mentor!

Please check back in the spring for the Research Rookies Peer Mentor application. For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Research Rookies Peer Mentor, contact OSEEL at researchrookies@niu.edu

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