NOTE: Because of the need to practice social-distancing, the MESA Center does not offer face-to-face peer mentoring sessions. Students can access the peer mentor through Zoom. The peer mentor is available by appointment.
MESA members have the wonderful opportunity to receive one-on-one support and help as they chart their academic course while attending San Antonio College from a peer mentor. Students are encouraged to meet at least twice a month with the peer mentor to establish an ideal partnership. Peer mentors play an integral role in helping community college students make the transition to a four-year institution to complete their degree. At the MESA Center, peer mentors are dedicated to ensuring our students have access to the tools and resources that will assist them in making the transition.
How to become a Peer-Member
In order to apply for the program students must first be a MESA Center member. SAC students who are not MESA members can join and submit an application on AlamoExperience, which can be accessed on the “Student Tab” in ACES. MESA requirements can be found on the membership page. Students interested in receiving guidance from a peer mentor can submit an application on AlamoExperience.
Students are encouraged to reach out to peer mentors and develop a relationship with them. The peer mentors assist students with a myriad of opportunities that include:
- Academic planning
- Resource identification
- Professional development
- Conference preparation
- Presentation skills
- Undergraduate research
The peer mentors facilitate numerous workshops to help students chart their course and prepare for conferences, scholarship applications, etc. Some of the workshops include the following:
- Interviewing Techniques
- Business Card Creation
Members who are interested in participating in the peer mentoring program are encouraged to fill out an application in AlamoExperience.