Support Your Fellow Students

There are many opportunities for you to find employment on campus in roles that support fellow students.

The positions described below not only build your resume but also provide meaningful experiences relevant to your degree and career pathway.

Peer Mentoring

Become a peer mentor by applying to one of the following programs: 

  1. First Year-RAMP Mentors are part-time student staff members who are responsible for fostering an environment of peer academic support and encouragement for first-year students, particularly those who are the first in their family to attend college or "first-generation". FY-RAMP Mentors assist these students in transitioning to college, are supportive, approachable, and act as positive “real” models for the entire academic year, ultimately enriching the college experience. FY-RAMP Mentors are also expected to contribute to the community of mentors established through working together and with the FY-RAMP staff. 
  2. Major-Based Peer Mentors serve second-year, third-year, and new transfer students in the English department. One or two mentors are selected each year to help foster community in the English major and support a sense of belonging for all majors. 

As a peer mentor, you will receive robust year-round professional development which will be a great addition to your resume. 

Apply to be a RAMP Peer Mentor

Want to meet with a peer mentor?

Visit the English Peer Mentor program page

You may also contact the RAMP director, Samantha Martinez ( or Janelle Adsit ( for more information.

Recruitment & Community Engagement Fellows

Each year, if funding is available, the English department hires undergraduate and graduate students to facilitate the department’s outreach efforts. This role includes supporting the department’s social media channels, reaching out to prospective students, sending out emails and postcards, and more. Recruitment Fellows may accompany English faculty on visits to high school and community college campuses. Graduate Recruitment Fellows give presentations in undergraduate classes to demystify graduate school and share their experience as students in the M.A. in English program.

If you are interested in becoming an Recruitment & Community Engagement Fellow, please contact Fellows receive a modest stipend to compensate for their work.