Announcing Pilot Economics Peer Mentor Program

The Female Economists of Wesleyan (FEW) and the Economics Major’s Committee are working with the Economics department and the Office of Student Affairs to launch our sweet new Pilot Economics Peer Mentor Program.

ganewujyOur Economics Workshop will be open SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENINGS, 7-9PM, IN PAC136! That’s the snazzy classroom at the end of the hall, with the seminar-style desks, many windows, and special blackboard lights.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR MENTORS! THESE ARE *PAID POSITIONS*! We’re looking for highly motivated Mentors who want to help their classmates succeed and spread the joy of Economics. We’re looking, in particular, for Mentors who have taken the Economics core courses- ECON300, ECON301, and ECON302 (Quantitative Methods, Micro, and Macro).

To work as an Economics Peer Mentor, first join the Deans’ Office Peer Tutoring program:

1) Fill out this form and PLEASE INCLUDE ‘Economics Peer Mentor’ in the ‘major’ field.

2) The Office of Student Affairs will pair you with an Economics student for a certain number of hours per week, PLUS compensate you for spending that certain number of additional hours in the Economics Workshop, PAC136. That means if you tutor a student for one hour per week, you can spend one hour per week helping out in the Economics Workshop AND BE PAID FOR IT.

***Note: The Office of Student Affairs will compensate Mentors that are matched with students seeking tutors for that particular course. If an Econ student applies but is not matched, then the Office of Student Affairs will not compensate that tutor to work in the workshop.***

This Pilot Program will run during the fall semester. At the end of the semester, we’ll review how it went. If it was glorious, we’ll work on renewing it during the Spring.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Margaux Sica ’16 or Kerry Nix ’16.


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.