A Peer Leader is an upper-level business student that serves a vital function as co-instructor for the Warrington Welcome course. Peer Leaders assist students by serving as a peer advisor, role model, and a representative of the Warrington College of Business. While serving their fellow students, they gain skills highly valued by employers and graduate schools.
Peer Leaders co-teach Warrington Welcome (Intro to Business) and assist students by serving as a peer advisor, role model, and a representative of the Warrington College of Business. Through formal training and hands-on experience, peer leaders develop critical skills (organization, public speaking, creativity, adaptability, etc.) that are highly valued by employers and graduate schools.
Develop the lessons for, co-teach, and facilitate GEB 2015 with a Heavener staff member.
Demonstrate professionalism by being timely, dependable, and responsible for your actions.
Represent WCB and the Peer Leader community positively, appropriately, and professionally in the community and on social media.
Exhibit a positive and enthusiastic attitude, friendliness, and honesty.
Exhibit leadership potential and a strong commitment to the mission of the WCB.
Work effectively with a teaching partner as well as students.
Engage in professional development and participate in opportunities for collaboration and growth of your teaching and leadership
Attend monthly Peer Leader Forums and be active in the Peer Leader community.
Undergraduate student in the Warrington College of Business
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Completed or currently enrolled in Warrington Welcome (GEB 2015: Intro to Business)
Required Events and Dates
In addition to responsibilities associated with teaching, Peer Leaders must attend and actively participate in the following:
Peer Leader Retreat: November 13th
Successfully complete the Spring 2021 Training Course
Warrington Welcome Forums (TBD as of now. Usually once a month on a Monday.)
Meet the Peer Leaders (Casual): Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00 pm
Meet the Peer Leaders (Formal): Monday, October 19th at 7:00 pm
Online Application is Due: Sunday, October 25th by 11:59 pm
One-on-one Interviews: Monday, November 2nd – Friday, November 6th
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Peer Leader a TA?
No, we co-instruct an introductory course for first-year students by partnering with a Heavener School of Business staff member. We develop the lesson plans!
Is Warrington Welcome more than just a class to take?
Yes! We have a community, aka family, of Peer Leaders and staff instructors that create a home within Heavener Hall and outside of it.
Do I need to be ready to teach day one?
No, Peer Leaders are trained! This means that you will be in a course with fellow Peer Leaders during the Spring semester to learn everything you need to know about how to facilitate and command a classroom while building lasting relationships.
Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Peer Leader! For questions, please email.