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

  • 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.

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 13th
  • Successfully complete the Spring 2021 Training Course
  • Warrington Welcome Forums (TBD as of now. Usually once a month on a Monday.)
  • Staff Instructor & Peer Leader Matching Breakfast (TBD – January 2021)
  • Annual WW Training (TBD – Spring 2021)

Recruitment Dates 2020 - Virtual

  • 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.