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CALS Peer Leaders Wanted

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is looking for returning students to serve as mentors for incoming students.  We refer to those mentors as “peer leaders” because they help provide direction for fellow students as they transition to life in college.  Specifically, the peer leaders have three primary responsibilities:

  1. Welcome, orient, and mentor first-year students as they transition to life at Virginia Tech and in CALS.
  2. Provide feedback and assist student groups with managing their assignments for ALS 1234: CALS First Year Seminar course.
  3. Facilitate the interdisciplinary group project.

The primary commitment is during Fall semester, attending weekly meetings of the ALS 1234 class, Mondays, 4-5PM.  The group of peer leaders will also meet regularly to discuss issues that arise and plan for upcoming activities.  This will be the fifth year for the program. We anticipate several changes from last year, and we look forward to enhancing the role of our peer leaders.

Please refer to this document for more info and how to apply.

CALS PL Info 2015

Please share your interest and contact information here:

Contact Linda Granata,, with any questions.


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