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First Year Experience Peer Leaders

Meet the Peer Leaders   |   About the Peer Leader position   |   Apply to be a Peer Leader   |   FAQs   |    Contact your Peer Leader

Apply to be a Peer Leader

To apply to be a Peer Leader:

  1. Watch the application video.
  2. Review the FAQs and the FYE Peer Leader position description.
  3. Attend a mandatory information session (see below for dates and times).
  4. Identify an Ohio State-affiliated recommender and send that person the link to the online recommendation form.
  5. Complete and submit the online application by Sunday, January 12, at 11:59 p.m.

Peer Leader information sessions

Monday, November 25
5:15 p.m. | Mendenhall Lab, room 0185

Tuesday, December 3
12:40 p.m. | Enarson Classroom Building, room 0214

Thursday, December 5
10 a.m. | Cunz Hall, room 0180

Thursday, December 5
2 p.m. | Student Academic Services Building, room 281

Sunday, December 8
4 p.m. | Ohio Union, Visits and Events Suite

Sunday, January 5
7 p.m. | Ohio Union, Visits and Events Suite

Monday, January 6
7 p.m. | Houston House, Grove Room

Tuesday, January 7
11:30 a.m. | Hale Hall, MLK Lounge

Wednesday, January 8
3 p.m. | Student Academic Services Building, room 281

Thursday, January 9
5:30 p.m. | University Hall, room 0014

Friday, January 10
4:30 p.m. | Ohio Union, Visits and Events Suite

Quotes from former Peer Leaders

"I’ve become more self-aware through this job. I never seriously thought about my values before. Then, I thought about them in a way of 'how does it fit with this company I’m interviewing with?' and now, I think 'how are these my values and how am I living by them?'"

"I have found a lot of power more in my silence than my words. It’s more about hearing what first-year students say and helping them to process through what they’re thinking and what they think is best for their life and not me telling them."

"Before, I don’t know. I was really interested in adding this to my resume…like 'Oh, you’re a Peer Leader for the university. That’s awesome.' But actually, getting into the job, you learn so much in how leadership is defined. It’s not at all positional. It's an action. It’s more of what you do. What you’re doing. How are you being a role model? It’s taught me how to hold myself accountable, hold others accountable. It’s way more than just putting the Peer Leader position on a resume; I don’t even think about that anymore."

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