Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship will be appointing our 2015/2016 Peer Advisors in the coming weeks. If you’re a current undergraduate student and you’d like to be considered, please send a brief email expressing your interest to Makaela Kingsley ’98, Director of the Patricelli Center, by Wednesday, September 9. If you’ve had limited or no interaction with the PCSE in the past, include a summary of your social impact or entrepreneurship experience that would qualify you to be a Peer Advisor.
Who are the PCSE Peer Advisors?
PCSE Peer Advisors are undergrad volunteers who have proven experience and interest in social change and/or entrepreneurship. They have a demonstrated commitment to supporting other students and building the culture of social entrepreneurship at Wesleyan. Profiles of past Peer Advisors are here and here and here.
What do they do?
Most importantly, Peer Advisors are ambassadors for the Patricelli Center and champions of social entrepreneurship on Wesleyan’s campus. In the past, Peer Advisors have been required to attend a 2-hour training at the start of each semester, hold a weekly drop-in hour (day/time TBD; each advisor attends 1-3/semester), and review PCSE Enrichment Grant applications. Additionally, Peer Advisors may volunteer to coordinate or assist with PCSE workshops, launch new programs or initiatives to support Wesleyan social entrepreneurs, or take on projects for the Patricelli Center. All Peer Advisors receive preference for select PCSE resources and a useful addition to their resume, and most find that they improve their own social impact skills while supporting their peers.
If I’m interested but I’m going abroad in the fall or spring, what should I do?
Email Makaela by September 9, and note which semester you’ll be away. Some Peer Advisors may participate remotely, and others may volunteer for only one semester.