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 2025 in August 2021. You can reach out to the student leaders at peermentors@macaulay-dev.us.reclaim.cloud


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 2021
  • Attend Outward Bound training*
    • Two full-days of training: Thursday, August 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm [Virtual] and Friday, August 13th, 10:00am-4:00pm [In-Person, Location TBA]
  • Serve as Group Leader for Orientation Day 1: Outward Bound Day*
    • Sunday, August 15th or Monday, August 16th; Time TBA
  • Attend Peer Mentor Training & Retreat*
    • TBA, early September 2021
  • Initiate communication with group throughout the semester
  • Attend monthly Peer Mentor meetings
  • Volunteer for at least 1 Peer Mentor “First Year Co-Curricular Experience” events
  • 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.
  • Up to 18 hours (maximum) of community service for participation and partnership with Orientation through NYC Outward Bound.


Interested in joining?*


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 4/25/21)

“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)