Orientation Leader & First Year Peer Mentor | Macaulay Honors College

Orientation Leader & First Year Peer Mentor

A Macaulay Peer Mentor leads their group through the first day of Orientation. Beyond that, their role continues to guide students through their first academic year, organizing meet-ups and continuing to foster community within their cluster.

Graduating seniors tell us that Orientation is one of the most impactful events they attended as Macaulay students. Help continue this tradition by leading small groups of incoming students in team building activities and mentoring them throughout the year.

Mentors will be assigned to the Class of 2024 in August 2020. You can reach out to the student leaders at peermentors@macaulay.cuny.edu


What is a Peer Mentor?
  • A confidant, guide, academic resource, coach, role model, and friend.
  • Entrusted with facilitating the care, support, and learning of new and continuing students.
  • Knowledgeable about campus resources, policies, and culture.
  • Willing to share information, experiences, and accomplishments in a non-competitive way.
  • Open, understanding, and approachable.


Current Macaulay students who are good communicators, patient, enjoy facilitation or event planning, appreciative of different learning styles.



It’s fun; you’ll be working with Outward Bound, the nonprofit organization that facilitates our Orientation activities. The expectations for leaders include:

  • Attend Peer Mentor Meetup
    • TBA, sometime during Summer 2020
  • Attend Outward Bound training*
    • Friday, August 14 from 12 PM – 5:30PM;
      (Long Island City 29-46 Northern Blvd).
    • Saturday, August 15 from 10 AM – 4 PM;
      (Long Island City 29-46 Northern Blvd).
  • Serve as Group Leader for Orientation Day 1: Outward Bound Day*
    • Sunday, August 16th or Monday, August 17th; Time TBA
  • Attend Peer Mentor Training & Retreat*
    • TBA, early September 2020
  • Initiate communication with group throughout the semester
  • Attend monthly Peer Mentor meetings 
  • Organize at least 1 group meet-up during the Fall semester
  • Organize 1 community service project meet-up during the Spring semester

*Lunch will be served at each of the volunteer days. Locations and times subject to change or become virtual.


Additional Benefits

  • You’ll get Macaulay gear!
  • Ongoing professional and leadership development opportunities
  • Develop your communication, interpersonal, and management skills and enhance your resume
  • Engage in an extended volunteering endeavor, valued by future employers
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities with other Macaulay/CUNY student leaders and administrative professionals.


Interested in joining?*

*Orientation Leader/Peer Mentor application for 2020-2021 academic year has closed.

Email nycob2013@gmail.com with any application & Orientation Day concerns. All other concerns please email student.clubs@mhc.cuny.edu


Interested in joining the Executive Board?

Click Here to Apply! (Deadline to apply 5/29/20)

“The best part about working with first year students is knowing what I needed most when I was in their shoes, and offering advice. All while getting to know each one individually.”
— Michael Borrello ’19 (City College)