What is a Peer Leader?

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.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude, and a commitment to helping new students:
    • Successfully transition into Warrington and UF
    • Develop a plan to make the most of their undergraduate career
  • Serve as a role model of the college and maintain non-biased representation of the university
  • Maintain a positive and professional personal brand through words, actions, and social media
  • Collaborate with your Staff Instructor in all aspects of course planning and execution, exhibiting responsibility, dependability, and timeliness
  • Prepare and present well-organized presentations, discussions, and activities on course topics
  • Be accessible to and build strong rapport with your students in and outside of class including one-on-one meetings
  • Communicate accurate and timely information to students and your Staff Instructor, check and respond to their emails on a daily basis
  • Attend all classes and complete all assignments in the Warrington Welcome Peer Leader Training Course
  • Attend all of the other Peer Leader required events including the Peer Leader Retreat, Monthly forums, Networking and Matching Events, Annual WW Training, Heavener Convocation
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Eligibility

  • 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 15th
  • Successfully complete the Spring 2020 Training Course
  • Warrington Welcome Forum: Monday, January 27th from 5-6pm
  • Staff Instructor & Peer Leader Matching Breakfast (TBD – January 2020)
  • Warrington Welcome Forum: Monday, February 24th from 5-6pm
  • Warrington Welcome Forum: Monday, March 23rd from 5-6pm
  • Warrington Welcome Forum: Monday, April 20th from 5-6pm
  • Annual WW Training (TBD – Spring 2020)

Recruitment Dates

  • Peer Leader Meet and Greet: Wednesday, October 9th at 6:00 pm
  • Peer Leader Information Session: Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 pm
  • Online Application is Due: Monday, October 28th by 11:59 pm
  • One-on-one Interviews: Monday, November 4th – Wednesday, November 6th
  • Group Interview: Thursday, November 7th & Friday, November 8th