Academic Peer Mentor

Interested in becoming an Academic Peer Mentor?

The Academic Peer Mentor serves as an important role in creating a safe and welcoming student experience at SCTCC. If you are positive, friendly and would like to build meaningful peer relationships with first year students, we invite you to apply and join our team!

Below you will find a description of the position, as well as an application packet. We are searching for students from a variety of majors and divisions who will be enrolled in fall, spring, and summer classes, and meet the following qualifications:


  • Currently enrolled student, in good academic standing
  • Completed at least 1 semester at SCTCC or 12 credits of college level coursework
  • Candidates must qualify for work-study through financial aid (Can be clarified with
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Ability to attend mandatory training
  • Participate in Advising & Registration sessions during the academic year as schedules permit.
  • High level of comfort with computers, preferably using E-services, SCTCC Student Email, Desire2Learn, etc
  • Positive, friendly, and familiar working with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Candidates must qualify for work-study through financial aid ( Can be clarified with )
  • At least 1 academic school year commitment (including some dates in summer)
  • Knowledge of SCTCC procedures and processes
  • Previously taken INTS 1165 course
  • Experience with or knowledge of SCTCC resources including Academic Advising, Center for Academic Success, TRiO, Accessibility Services, Non-Academic Student Support Services , Admissions, Faculty, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the Academic Peer Mentor position within the Academic Advising Center.

The transition into the first year in college can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. The Academic Peer Mentors help new and returning students navigate through campus resources along with assisting them in developing strong skills for life and college success. Academic Peer Mentors not only conduct individual mentoring, but also facilitate academic workshops, and provide guidance and encouragement throughout the academic semester.

If you are positive, friendly, and knowledgeable about St. Cloud Technical and Community College, we invite you to apply to be an Academic Peer Mentor. Below you will find a description of the position, FAQ, as well as an application packet.

Academic Peer Mentors serve as members of the Academic Advising Center team which aims to assist students throughout the academic semester by enhancing and promoting an overall positive college experience.

Academic Peer Mentor Program positions are paid, work-study qualify jobs through Federal Student Aid. It is important to check with for any questions. This is a great opportunity to gain meaningful leadership experience and recognition for the service you provide to individuals and SCTCC community. You will also accrue valuable work and service experience for your resume and college applications.

Peer Mentors must be work-study eligible and enrolled at SCTCC in the semester in which they are working, have completed at least one full-time semester or 12 college credits at the college, and be in good academic standing.

Students in this position are expected to work 10-20 hours per week. We put your school work as priority and we are willing to work around your class time. Peer Mentors will not be allowed to work if it is overlapping with a class.

The Academic Peer Mentor position consists of a two-part process, which includes (1.) an application and (2.) an interview.

Applicants that are invited for an interview will meet with current peer mentors and professional staff from the Academic Advising Center.

Selection and offers will be made within 2 weeks.

A mentor is someone who fosters a structured and trusting relationship with their other student as a “Trusted Friend”. A well-qualified candidate for this position will demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills: the ability to listen, understand and motivate others. We are looking for peer mentors that have a genuine desire to help others, respect for individuals and are committed to be a positive team member of Academic Advising Center.

A training session is our priority and mandatory for all peer mentors, specific dates will be given during interviews. Necessary paperwork will be reviewed and expectations will be discussed. Additional mentoring skills are taught throughout the semester.

The application process is two steps:

  1. Determine work-study eligibility through Financial Aid (
  2. Submit application.

For more information regarding the Peer Mentor Program, contact Sand Dwyer at or (320) 308-5942.

For more information regarding the Peer Mentor Program, contact Sand Dwyer at or (320) 308-5942.

Please direct any questions to Sand Dwyer, located in Northway 1-312.