The Peer Guide program is a leadership opportunity for Belk College students designed to support the recruitment and success of all undergraduate Belk College students, particularly those from underrepresented populations. Peer Guides provide support to the Niblock Student Center in recruiting diverse students and offering professional development opportunities for students with a goal of retaining and engaging Belk College undergraduate students to be successful toward graduation.
What do Peer Guides do?
Peer Guides assist the professional development team in supporting undergraduate business students within the Niblock Student Center. Peer Guides attend all professional development programming, host Peer Talks to connect with students in small groups, and mentor students individually. Peer Guides add a student perspective to professional development by sharing their experiences, connecting students to career resources, and seeking ongoing student feedback to share with the professional development team.
Attend a Professional Development Meet Up or Lunch & Learn and connect with a Peer Guide! Please visit the Niblock Student Center Event Calendar for all upcoming events.
Peer guide mentorship program
The Peer Guides provide individual professional development support to students by discussing career resources and sharing their own experiences with navigating internships, career exploration, networking, and getting involved on campus. Participants will discuss and explore professional development topics with an assigned Peer Guide Mentor. The program is a one-semester commitment and is individually designed to support students -- space is limited. Participants are expected to meet with their mentor twice per month throughout the semester.
Any Belk College of Business student who is interested in receiving individual professional development support but priority is granted to students from underrepresented backgrounds (students of color, low socioeconomic status, and first-generation) or students who otherwise may not have a professional support structure. Space is limited and varies by semester. For more information about the program and how to apply, please complete the request form below.
The Peer Guides want to hear from you! Submit a question to the Peer Guides related to professional development events, campus involvement, or career resources. Submitted a question already? Visit the Niblock Student Center blog for all answers to #AskaPeerGuide.