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.

Becoming a Peer Leader

  • 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 by fulfilling all Peer Leader contractual requirements.
  • Passion for mentorship and leading the next generation of business gators
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Priority given to students who are/have:
    Undergraduate student in the Warrington College of Business
    Completed or currently enrolled in Warrington Welcome (GEB 2015: Intro to Business)

In addition to responsibilities associated with teaching, Peer Leaders must attend and actively participate in the following:

  • Peer Leader Retreat: Friday, November 3rd, 2023 1:00-5:00pm
  • Successfully complete the Spring 2024 Training Course (T period 7-8 1:55-3:50pm)
  • Warrington Welcome Spring Forums
    • Forum #1: Monday, January 22nd, 2024 at 5pm
    • Forum #2: Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 5pm
    • Forum #3: Monday, March 25th, 2024 at 5pm
    • Forum #4: Monday, April 15th, 2024 at 5pm
  • Staff Instructor & Peer Leader Matching Breakfast: Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at 9:00-11:00am
  • End of Year Celebration: Wednesday, April 10th at 5:30-7:30pm
  • Annual WW Training: Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Online Application Opens: Tuesday, September 12th
  • Pizza with the PLs (Business Casual): Monday, September 12th at 4:00 pm
  • Pop-In with the PLs: Monday, September 25th – Wednesday, September 27th from 10:00am to 3:00 pm in Heavener Study Room 126
  • Peer Leader Information Session (Business Casual): Wednesday, September 27th at 4:30 pm
  • Online Application is Due: Friday, September 29th by 5:00 pm
  • Invitation Only Interview Preparation session: Thursday, October 12th 6:00-7:00pm in Heavener 210
  • Group Interviews: Monday, October 16th – Wednesday, October 18th

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.