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.
  • 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)

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

  • Peer Leader Retreat: Friday, November 19th, 2021
  • Successfully complete the Spring 2022 Training Course
  • Warrington Welcome Fall Forums
    • Forum #1: Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 5pm
    • Forum #2: Monday, September 27th, 2021 at 5pm
    • Forum #3: Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 5pm
    • Forum #4: Monday, November 29th, 2021 at 5pm
  • Staff Instructor & Peer Leader Matching Breakfast: Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at 8:30am
  • Annual WW Training: Friday, March 18th, 2022 at 8:30am
  • Online Application Opens: Monday, October 4th
  • Meet the Peer Leaders (Casual): Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm
  • Meet the Peer Leaders (Formal): Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm
  • Online Application is Due: Sunday, October 24th by 11:59 pm
    One-on-one Interviews: Monday, November 1st – Friday, November 5th

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.

How does Warrington Welcome promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Warrington Welcome has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) committee led by Ziyu Lan that works hard to make sure these areas are not overlooked.

The committee helps facilitate Human Library, in which speakers from a wide array of identities are invited into Warrington Welcome (GEB2015) classes to share their unique experiences and advice. The DE&I committee also partners with Proctor & Gamble to host Diversity in Business events. In addition, the committee hosts DE&I workshops at the Freshman Business Leadership Symposium. Lastly, the committee invites special speakers to Warrington Welcome’s Diversity Forum to demonstrate DE&I initiatives within Warrington and share how Peer Leaders can incorporate those into their classrooms.

Warrington Welcome is committed to the growth and empowerment of individuals from all backgrounds and consistently places a high priority on such initiatives.