All MHC students, regardless of class year, language background, major, or previous experience, are eligible to apply to work as SAW Peer Mentors. SAW hires, educates, and places MHC students as SAW mentors to partner with faculty in courses across the disciplines and to staff the SAW Center in the MEWS. The SAW mentor position is a paid position and requires a commitment of up to 10 hours of work each week.
The SAW hiring cycle begins each fall semester and applications from prospective mentors are due in December. Applications are now available and are due Monday, December 19.
In addition to the application, you are required to seek two faculty members who are willing to support your candidacy and who can speak to your ability to work well with other students. If you were nominated to apply, the nominating faculty member can be one of the references. First-year students and transfer students may solicit one recommendation from instructors from previous institutions (including high school) in addition to one Mount Holyoke faculty member.
You may provide your faculty recommenders with the web address to the Faculty Reference Form to allow for an online submission, or you may provide him/her with a hard copy of the reference Form.
Spring 2017 Training Course
Students hired in the fall are automatically enrolled in CUSP-212-01, a preparatory course that meets on Monday evenings 7-9:50PM during the second half the spring 2017 semester. The completion of this two-credit course is a requirement. In this course, you will receive training and education on theories and practices of peer mentoring and collaborative learning to prepare you for working as a SAW Peer Mentor.