EXCEL Peer Mentor Opportunities

Help freshman and transfer STEM students succeed during their first year at CSULB.

Program Details

The Excellence through a Community of Engaged Learners (EXCEL) program provides mentoring and tutoring through a learning community in the colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) and Engineering (COE) at California State University, Long Beach. The EXCEL Peer Mentor position offers STEM upper division students a paid opportunity to serve as ambassadors for their college by mentoring and tutoring STEM freshmen and transfer students during the academic year, and participate in the planning and implementation of other STEM events.

The various services provided by EXCEL, in combination with the support of our peer mentors & tutors, will help increase the academic success and professional development of freshmen and transfer students; thus, achieving the goal set out by the HSI STEM grant.
To Join the EXCEL team, see information below:

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Recruitment Goals

  • COE: 18 Freshman Mentors + 3 Transfer Mentors
  • CNSM: 3 Transfer Mentors

Eligibility Requirements

  • Declared majors in COE of CNSM (Transfer)ONLY
  • Desire to mentor & represent your college
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
  • Ability to tutor upper & lower division courses in your college
  • Ability to commit to the position for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Available to attend Freshman or Transfer Introductory Course
  • Complete at least 90 (COE) units by the end of Spring 2021
  • Attend paid training in Summer 2021 & Spring 2022

Job Responsibilities

  • Mentor freshman or transfer students
  • Tutor STEM courses
  • Mentor in introductory class
  • Attend trainings, check-in meetings, other events
  • Host Success Hours or Community Building Events
  • Assist with workshops and events

Program Benefits

  • Student leader for COE & CNSM
  • On campus employment/flexible schedule
  • Connect with & empower other STEM students
  • Improve & apply your leadership and communication skills
  • Give back to the STEM community
  • Paid mentor & leadership development trainings

Rate of Pay


*10 hours weekly average

Click to Apply

College of Engineering
EXCEL Peer Mentor Application

College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (Transfer Students ONLY)
EXCEL Transfer Peer Mentor Application

Must be available to attend one of the following introductory courses with your mentees:

EXCEL Freshman Learning Community

ENGR 101 Sections for Fall 2021:
Section 01    Mondays    5-5:50PM
Section 02    Mondays    6-6:50PM
Section 06    Tuesdays    6-6:50PM
Section 08    Wednesdays    6-6:50PM
Section 12    Fridays    1-1:50PM
Section 13    Fridays    2-2:50PM

EXCEL Transfer Learning Community

NSCI 390 Sections for Fall 2021:
Section 01    Tuesdays     3:30-4:20PM
Section 02    Tuesdays    5:00-5:50PM

Application Deadline:

Friday, June 18, 2021 by 11:59pm

Questions? Please email: hsi-stem@csulb.edu