First Year Peer Leader Recruitment 2019


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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Leader for first year students!

There are THREE different types first-year student-related peer leadership opportunities available starting in in Summer 2019.

The three positions are: Local Leaders, Peer Mentors, and First Look Facilitators (FLFs).

The McDaniel Commitment is our guarantee that the moment a student sets foot on the Hill will be the first step on a path to success. Each of these peer leadership opportunities are designed to intentionally provide enhanced and multi-layered support to first year students, here, at McDaniel, specifically in the context of the new McDaniel Commitment. Want to learn more about the new McDaniel Commitment? Click here to check out a brief overview.

Below, you will find a hyperlink to the job description for each of the three available peer leadership opportunities.

                          LOCAL LEADERS                             PEER MENTORS                      FIRST LOOK FACILITATORS

Local Leaders are students who drive the McDaniel Local Experience for our new students and help shape an entirely new orientation experience for McDaniel.

Duration: 06/2019 - 08/2019

Click Here to Learn More!

Peer Mentors proactively provide academic, personal, and social support, connection to resources, and mentoring to first-year students, for their entire first year at McDaniel.

Duration: 05/2019 - 05/2020

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FLFs work side-by-side with staff and faculty members to facilitate discussions about McDaniel with first-year students during the First Look Series, built into the FYS program.

Duration: 09/2019 - 11/2019

Click Here to Learn More!

Please apply for as many of these positions as you are interested in! Priority will be given to students that wish to be selected for more than one of these positions.

*Please read the application (link below) for more information on serving in multiple roles.



Please use the following link to apply to one or more of these positions:


After submitting your application, you will hear back from us by the middle of March, potentially inviting you to take part in an Interview Day on March 30th. So, mark your calendars!

Additionally, if you are offered one or more of these roles, there will be several trainings that you will be required to attend during the spring semester.

The mandatory first training will be an All First-Year Peer Leader Meet-and-Greet on Tuesday, April 16th, at 04:30pm.

Then, you will have mandatory position-specific trainings, as designated by the leaders of each specific position.

If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please contact the First Year Team by emailing, or by calling (410)-857-2790.

Again, we want to thank you for your interesting in joining the first year experience, here, at McDaniel!