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How to Become a Peer Mentor

The Steinbright Career Development Center's Peer Mentorship Program is a resource for Drexel students preparing to take part in our unique cooperative education program. We train students who have had a demonstrable history of excellence to provide guidance to other students going out on a co-op for the first time.

What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring takes many forms. It can be anything from advising and lending perspective through email correspondence to taking part in Steinbright events and workshops as schedules permit. You'll find peer mentors helping at Welcome Week, practicing interviews in COOP 101, career fairs, and in the first-year residence halls.

Why Be a Peer Mentor?

Giving Back

Stepping up as a peer mentor is an excellent and fulfilling way to leave a positive mark on your community. By connecting with other students as a mentor, you're helping your fellow Dragons to maximize their potential by test-driving their careers.

Develop Professional Skills

There are several personal benefits to peer mentoring in college — like receiving in-depth communication training and participating in professional development sessions.

Taking part in a university peer mentoring program like Drexel's can also boost a student's leadership skills. Mentorship requires compassion, sound decision making, and excellent listening capabilities — all of which translate easily into beneficial traits and best practices for your professional career.

Join the Peer Mentor Program

Students interested in becoming a peer mentor must have already completed at least one co-op of their own, be recommended by their co-op advisor, and be able to participate in the Peer Mentor Program for four consecutive quarters.

If you are interested and think you would be a good fit, please reach out to your co-op advisor about becoming a Drexel University peer mentor today!