DRC Peer Mentor #35227

Disability Services



Category: On-Campus

Position Type: Student Hourly

Open until filled

Work Hours: 10-12 a week

Wage: $12/hr

Location: Cedar City, UT


Peer mentors at the SUU Disability Resource Center (DRC) with work with a student cohort of 6-8 students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Peer mentors coordinate, develop and guide/instruct DRC students with academic strategies, study skills, career and professional development services in weekly meetings that could include the following;

  • Time management-creating and implementing a weekly academic and personal schedule
  • Goal-setting, study strategies and exam preparedness
  • Campus tours with introduction and exposure to campus resources
  • Stress management and self-advocacy advice
  • Resume assistance, job search guidance, interview helps, registration assistance, financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Communication relating to social situations, as well as in university settings
  • Academic skill development, budgeting techniques and soft skill instruction
  • Training will be offered at the beginning of fall semester and peer mentoring positions are for the full academic year; fall & spring semester


A qualified peer mentor should be/possess the following characteristics:

  • A current SUU student in the senior or junior class with a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Experience working with, or a desire to learn how to work with persons with disabilities
  • Effective at time management, organization, study and social skills, as well as preparing and planning for instruction shared with mentees
  • Compassionate, patient, resourceful and willing to learn alongside their student cohort, how to individualize instruction that aligns with each students' needs
  • Competent in own personal professional development
  • Awareness of SUU campus resources and accessing and utilizing them

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