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 Peer Mentors to partner with faculty in courses across the disciplines and to staff the SAW Center in the MEWS. The SAW Peer 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 mid-December. The online application will be posted to this webpage when the next hiring cycle begins in fall 2015.
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.
Spring Training Course
Students hired in the fall are enrolled in a half-semester long CUSP-212-01 course in the following spring 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.