Peer Navigator Application

Apply to be a Peer Navigator

Are you passionate about helping others and eager to contribute to their academic and personal growth? Join the Peer Navigator Program at San Diego Mesa College! As a Peer Navigator, you'll have the unique opportunity to mentor, guide, and support your peers, helping them achieve not only academic success but also personal development.

Why join us? Because this is more than just a role, it’s a chance to grow professionally and personally. You'll be at the forefront of fostering a supportive and inclusive college environment, all while enhancing your own leadership, communication, and mentoring skills.

Don't miss this chance to be a part of something bigger, to make real connections, and to help shape the future of fellow students. Apply today to be a Peer Navigator at San Diego Mesa College, where your journey in making a difference begins! Help 1st-year Olympians be successful at Mesa!

Deadline to Apply:

Rate of Pay:
$22.31 per hour
(up to 20 hours per week year round)

Positions Starts: June 3, 2024

Link to Apply:

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend Mesa during the 2024-2025 Academic Year
  • Full time Mesa College Student
  • Enroll and complete 12 units each semester
  • Completed 24 units by June 2024
  • Have or be working towards a 2.75 GPA (cumulative)
  • Must be available during the summer: June 3rd to August 16th
  • Be able to work on campus and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Culturally sensitive and able to promote diversity, equity, and student support
  • Provide name/e-mail address of current SDMC Faculty/Staff for reference check. (Please note: Peer Navigators are not eligible to serve as a reference)


  • Mentor 50-75 first-year students throughout the 2024-2025 Academic Year
  • Attend mandatory training (June 3rd to July 3rd, 8am - 1pm)
  • Work the 2024 Summer CRUISE, 2025 Winter CRUISE and Saturday CRUISE  
    (dates and times are subject to change)
  • Be a mentor by setting a positive, successful example
  • Actively mentor your students on a monthly basis for the academic year
  • Design workshops, events, and hold office hours
  • Motivate your students to achieve their goal
  • Participate in Professional Learning
  • Attend weekly team meetings during the semester

Information Sessions

Do you want to know what it is like being a Peer Navigator? Come to one of our Peer Navigator Info Sessions and learn more, ask questions, and hear from our awesome Peer Navigators on what it takes to be successful!

  • Tuesday, February 13 from 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, February 21 from 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Join in person or online:
    • AVANZA Workshop Room (I4-202)
    • Zoom ID: 886 2984 5045

Disability-related accommodations should be made five days prior to the event via email at

For more information, contact (619) 388 - 2757

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