MAPS 2.0: Support fellow PSU transfer students at a new program! - TRSRC Peer Connection Navigator

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Are you interested in making connections with students who have transitioned from a different college? Do you want to assist students in navigating the huge institution of Portland State and connect them to important resources? Would you like to have coffee over Zoom and listen to the successes and challenges a transfer or returning student may face ? Then join the MAPS Program and become a peer connection navigator! 

 

The Transfer and Returning Student Resource Center is starting a Peer Connection Network program designed to help transfer and returning students smoothly transition to PSU and increase the likelihood of building a sense of belonging, identity, and community-building by pairing them with a peer who might have once been in their shoes. By joining this new and exciting program, you will have the opportunity to work with students who may be  encountering challenges in their academic lives and help them create a path forward. You will be able to work one on one, or in small groups, with a diverse student population and play an important role in their academic and overall student success. You will also have the opportunity to receive training on interpersonal dynamics, conflict resolution, counseling skills, and resource navigation. Join this program and meet other like minded students interested in volunteerism and mentorship. Based on our current circumstances, this program is online only and will not have any events in person. There may be changes in the future.

 

Requirements

  • Online

  • When: Flexible Hours

  • Start Date: Beginning of Winter Term

  • Be enrolled at PSU for each academic term during the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Maintain institutional an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or a graduate GPA of 2.5

  • Be a transfer and/or returning (returning after a break in their education) student

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior mentorship and/or advising or related experience

  • Have completed at least one term at Portland State

  • Interest in helping students navigate the Portland State system

  • Passion for building community with fellow students

  • Ability to model leadership, professional behavior, and be a strong role model

 

Our Community Partner

About the Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center: Portland State welcomes more transfer students than any college in Oregon. The TRSRC exists to help transfer and returning students smoothly transition to PSU and to support them on their path to degree completion. Whether students are coming to PSU from another institution, or are coming to PSU after a significant break from their education, the TRSRC exists to provide a supportive transition into their PSU experience.

 

Applications are open from now through early Fall term. 

To apply, press the green Registration button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

The information you provide in this application will be used to assure that the MAPS program is pairing and recruiting the best mentors for our mentoring program. Please provide as much information as possible.

For more information or questions, please email volunteer@pdx.edu

The MAPS Mentorship program is a program of the Student Community Engagement Center. The Student Community Engagement Center's mission is to provide robust and varied co-curricular opportunities for all students at Portland State to engage with the community and become catalysts for change. 
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