CNAS Transfer Connections Peer Mentor Application

Become a CNAS Transfer Connections Peer Mentor! Applications open in Spring quarter.



CNAS Transfer Connections Peer Mentor


CNAS Undergraduate Advising Center (CNAS UAAC)

Job Description: 

Academic Year Appointments (2023-2024) and Summer appointments (Jun - Sept) available

We are recruiting outstanding CNAS majors who will serve as a STEM Connections Peer Mentors for CNAS Transfer students. This position will include up to 10 hours per week of mentoring, planning, and student services activities. Training will be given on mentoring techniques and ongoing training for tasks that could potentially include reserving rooms, website editing/building, planning socials, and much more. You will be able to make a difference by helping incoming transfer students acclimate to the university campus. This job can start Summer 2023 and/or Fall 2023-Spring 2024 (academic year). 

If you are able to start Summer 2023, you will serve in a mentoring role for the summer RISE program. This position will include training on planning, mentoring, and facilitating topics covered in the workshops. It will be a professional atmosphere where you can make the difference for undergraduate students who are engaged in summer research. It is essential the applicant is able to commit to the dates of June 26th - September 1st for a maximum of up to 20 hours per week.

If hired, please note, Week 9 is when we plan to begin our peer staff trainings. For more detailed information, please see the following description of duties

Compensation for this position is $17.99 per hour. For more questions, please email Liz Jimenez,, Noel Salunga,, and CC: Camille Korbut,


Students selected for the position must complete ongoing peer mentor training to learn RISE structure, mentoring techniques, and to develop peer counseling and presentation skills. Week 9 (Wednesday-Friday) of the Spring quarter is reserved for formal 3-day training for the summer. Week 0 (Monday through Wednesday) of the Fall quarter is typically reserved for formal 3-day training for academic training. 

Peer Mentor Selection:

Based on the completed application and interview (required).


$17.99/hour for a maximum of 10 hours per week for the academic year and a maximum of 20 hours per week for the summer RISE program.

Employment Start Date:

The applicant may choose a window. Preference for a start date of May 31, 2023 [Spring Quarter]. Fall quarter start date available. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • CNAS Major
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
    • (Must be in good academic standing)
  • Satisfactory Completion of either Calculus, General Physics, or General Biology and General Chemistry Series
  • 90 Units completed at the time of application
    • (UCR Transfer Students need one-quarter of UCR coursework completed)
  • Special consideration for current UCR Transfer students, but not a minimum qualification
  • Work-study preferred


  • Professional Resume of work, research, and volunteer experience
    • (Must include the name, title, and contact for 1 UCR staff or faculty reference)
  • Letter of Interest
    • (Half-page, double-spaced, typed letter expressing interest in the position)


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