CeO Peer Navigators

2022-2023 Peer Navigator applications is now closed.

(formally known as GPS – Guiding Peers to Success – Mentoring Program)

Strategies for Success Mentors 2018

Responsibilities of Peer Navigators: Peer Navigators are current CeO Scholars who will support and nurture first year scholars in their transition to the university setting, both socially and academically. Peer Navigators will work directly with a small group of incoming first-year scholars including communicating with them frequently, answering their questions and concerns, and supporting them as they journey through their first year at UW. 

The Peer Navigators responsibilities will begin in August of each academic year and will continue through May. Peer Navigators will participate in training end-of-August, and then they will assist the CeO Staff with Strategies for Success (SFS) the First-Year CeO Scholar orientation in late August. Incoming First-Year Scholars are put into groups and a Peer Navigator will be assigned to lead and facilitate the group in group activities and more. Peer Navigators are held accountable for group attendance at the required CeO activities and supporting the First-Year CeO Scholars in their adjustment to campus life both socially and academically.

Further duties include, but are not limited to: communicating reminders and important information regarding CeO meetings and events and taking group attendance. Peer Navigators are held accountable the for expected communication, technology, and attendance policies. Peer Navigators are expected to behave in a manner that is respectful of the CeO community, guests presenting/visiting meetings, and inclusive to all people. The commitment to the August to May duration of the program is an important and integral expectation of the position.

Eligibility: These positions are open to all current CeO Scholars who have had at least one semester on UW-Madison’s campus, are incoming sophomores or above, and who are currently enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In order to be eligible, Scholars are required to be in good academic standing with CeO, their School and/or College.

If you have any questions, email Ibrahim Baalbaki at ibrahim.baalbaki@wisc.edu and  Sarina Strnad at sarina.strnad@wisc.edu, call, or visit the CeO Office.