Student Staff

Creating community, connection and support

The Office of New Student and Transition Services offers multiple student leadership positions all with the common goal of providing new students a smooth and seamless transition into the Colorado School of Mines.


Lead Peer mentors work closely with the professional staff in the Office of New Student and Transition Services and assist with the planning, preparation, program design, and implementation of all orientation programs. Additionally, Lead Peer Mentors recruit, hire and guide Peer Mentors. 

Lead Peer Mentor applications have now closed.


Peer Mentor Lead Liaisons work closely with an assigned Lead Peer Mentors on specific orientation-related projects, such as Fall Kickoff or Oredigger Camp. They act as liaisons between the Lead Peer Mentors and Peer Mentors and also co-teach a section of CSM 101.

Peer Mentor Lead Liaison applications have now closed.


Peer mentors are undergraduate student leaders who act as a support and resource for incoming students at Colorado School of Mines. They guide new students through our orientation programs and also co-teach a section of CSM 101, a First Year Success Seminar course.

The Peer Mentor application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 19 at 5PM.

Step 1: Read the Peer Mentor position description here.

Step 2: Complete the online application. If you are first-time applicant, please click here to apply. If you have been/are currently a Peer Mentor, please click here to apply. Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Step 3: Submit your video. Directions on video content and submission can be found on the Peer Mentor position description. Videos must be uploaded by 11:59 pm Friday, January 15, 2021.


Camp Counselors guide new students through Oredigger Camp, a three-day extended orientation experience in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Camp Counselor applications will open in spring 2021.


Launch Leaders assist the professional staff in working our summer orientation program, Launch. Specifically, Launch Leaders facilitate peer discussions with new students during the day and help connect with these students throughout the summer.

Launch Leader applications will open in spring 2021.


In the Spotlight

An Excellent Mentor


Willie Konishi

My name is Willie Konishi and I’m an Environmental Engineering student from Scottsdale, AZ (I love the summer heat and dread the winter cold). I love my role as a peer mentor because I get to work with almost a hundred amazing, enthusiastic and accepting students who all care about making the Mines experience one-of-a-kind! I am a third-year peer mentor and have been a lead now for two years. As a lead, I organized a fall service event for over 1200 first-year students last year and am excited to work on Fall Kickoff this year. This program has given me lifelong memories and experiences that will forever change who I am.  

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Quotes to Take with You


“If your actions inspire someone to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams


“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”

Steve Jobs


“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”

Nelson Mandela


“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”

Peter Drucker

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