First-Year Peer Mentoring

Meet our 2021-2022 FY-RAMP Mentors!

Klamath River Pod Fall 2021

Mad River Pod Fall 2021

Trinity River Pod Fall 2021


First-Year RAMP (FY-RAMP) Mentors:

FY-RAMP Mentors are part-time student staff members that are responsible for fostering an environment of peer academic support and encouragement for new first-year students, particularly those who are who are the first in their family, or one of the first (also known as "first-generation"). Through extensive support and mentor education, mentors acquire/refine skills and capacity necessary to manage a caseload of approximately 25-30 students. FY-RAMP Mentors assist these students in transitioning to college, are supportive, approachable, and act as positive “real” models for the entire academic year, ultimately enriching the college experience. FY-RAMP Mentors are also expected to contribute to the community of mentors established through working together and with the FY-RAMP staff. 

FY-RAMP Mentors are paid $15.00/hr (as of Jan 1, 2022) and work up to 10 hours per week. Upon successful completion of Spring 2022 Mentor Education (which is paid time - up to 18 hours!), mentors are assigned a caseload of 2022-2023 first-time freshmen with whom the mentors work and support during the first-year transition to Humboldt. Mentors are actively supported and guided by the FY-RAMP professional staff (RAMP Director and FY-RAMP Coordinator), as well as FY-RAMP Lead Mentors who worked as mentors the previous year.

Minimum Qualifications: At the time of application, applicants must be currently enrolled full-time at Humboldt as undergraduate students, and have earned at least 12 units at Humboldt. Applicants must be able to commit to the full 2022-2023 academic year and be able to attend all mentor education sessions. Academic Mentors must possess: 1) a sincere commitment to serve as an honest, humble, and “real model” for students new to the college experience and 2) a commitment to uphold the FY-RAMP mission statement.

Preferred Qualifications: FY-RAMP seeks to employ students with strong leadership skills, who are dependable, able to work independently, and working towards maintaining a minimum semester & cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and/or are in good academic standing at the time of application. Students who can apply their own lived experiences to helping new students demonstrate a basic understanding of university policies and the resources that Humboldt has to offer, and who possess strong communication and time management skills, are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students, first-year transfer students or second year and above students are preferred for these positions.

The application for the 2022-2023 academic year is now closed.