ACADEMIC PEER MENTORS
Thank you for your interest in the Academic Peer Mentor position within the Department of Residence Life.
Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) live in the residence halls and apartments, and help residents succeed academically. Please feel free to use the toggles below to learn more about the position before applying. You will find an outline of the position, an overview of the programs APMs offer, some frequently asked questions, and our contact information.
About the Position
Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) live in the residence halls and apartments, and help other students succeed academically. APMs are expected to work 15-20 hour per week, possess full-time student status, and maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Ratio. Review more about the position and application process below.
The Academic Peer Mentor application available via jobsforaggies.tamu.edu includes basic demographic information including Grade Point Ratio, Major(s), Minor(s), contact information and other common information. In addition to the demographic information, applicants will be asked to submit the following three documents.
Professional Résumé: On a separate sheet of paper, submit a professional résumé (maximum two (2) pages, but one (1) page preferred) with this application outlining your job experience, leadership or organizational involvement, awards/honors/special recognition, and other information you feel is relevant. Remember to list any extracurricular involvement at Texas A&M University. Do not include references here. We recommend visiting the Career Center to get feedback on your résumé. The Career Center offers walk-in hours for résumé review.
References: On a separate sheet, please provide the name, email, and phone number of 2-3 references, at least one of which should be from your time at Texas A&M University. Professional references may be from professors, academic or organizational advisors, employers, resident advisors, or others who can discuss your qualifications in depth. Only one may be from a personal nature.
Thank you for your interest in and applying for an Academic Peer Mentor (APM) or Senior Academic Peer Mentor (SAPM) position within the Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M University. Please review the information on this website as well as the Position Description(s) before you complete an application.
The Academic Peer Mentor Compensation Package includes: (1) 10% discounted room rate on campus, and (2) an hourly starting compensation of $9.25 an hour.
The Academic Peer Mentor program is certified as an International Mentor Training Program by the College Reading and Learning Association. This enables Academic Peer Mentors to pursue three levels of professional certification as a peer mentor to aid in the professional development. Due to the international recognition of the program, this certification can also be added to their resume. This certification process is built into the fall and spring training along with regular staff meetings.
The three levels of certification for APMs are:
- Level 1 – Regular Certification
- Level 2 – Advanced Certification
- Level 3 – Master Certification
As Academic Peer Mentors progress in their certification requirements, this may enable promotions or increases in hourly pay rates – as applicable.
Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) live in the residence halls and apartments, and help other students succeed academically. APMs offer guidance through academic programs and events including:
- Academic Check-Ups – Academic Check-Ups are regular meetings between a resident and an APM where a student receives academic coaching. Let an APM help you stay on track academically to meet your goals in a course or for your major. Register today!
- Office Hours – APMs are available in-person in Hullabaloo 125 and Commons 102 to discuss general academic issues with residents. No appointment or scheduling necessary.
- Collaborative Programs – with staff in the residence halls and apartments. These programs benefit the residents in the halls or apartments by promoting a healthy, well-rounded university experience with a focus on academics.
- eCampus: Academics in Residence – All on campus students have access to the “Academics in Residence” eCampus organization at ecampus.tamu.edu. This portal contains a programming schedule, glossary of academics terms, online chat sessions with APMs, online study assessments, and more!
- Peer Panels – Peer Panels are events where upperclassmen and/or faculty and staff discuss an academic topic. Its an opportunity to share academic experiences and answer questions on relevant topics.
New Academic Peer Mentors are required to live on campus for the term of their employment. If you have applied for on campus housing and even if you have not, Residence Life will ensure your housing application and placement is updated should you be hired.
Signed a lease off campus already? Unfortunately, Residence Life is not able to assist you with any penalties or fees for canceling a lease if you are offered the position.
APMs live in the on-campus building or apartment of their choice. As a staff member in the APM program, you will receive a 10% discount off your room rate. Rates without the discounts can be found on our rates page.
*All rates are subject to change.
Training is mandatory for all Academic Peer Mentors. APM training will begin two weeks before Howdy Week for the fall semester. Specific dates will be given during interviews.
During these two weeks in fall and one week in spring, APM training will be the priority. If APMs participate in a student organizations that have a conflicting event during this time, Residence Life will ask that they attend training. Competing academic commitments will be approved on a case-by-case basis.