Experiential Learning Opportunities/Student Workers
Peer Educators help freshmen students become acquainted with the Lehman College community, and continuing students to stay connected and informed about what the College has to offer. Throughout the semester, Peer Educators actively participate in organizing weekly workshops, social events, and creative activities. They outreach to the Lehman community to increase visibility of counseling services through informational tables, flyer distribution, social networking, and other avenues. Becoming a Peer Educator at the Counseling Center is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in promoting mental health awareness and reducing stigma by educating students on the benefits of counseling for their personal and academic growth. To learn more about our peer mentor program or to become a peer, call Conrad Walker at 718-960-8242.
CUNY CAPS are graduate students who play an important supportive role at the Counseling Center. They participate in outreach programs to inform the campus community about mental health issues and counseling services offered at Lehman College. CUNY CAPS also assist with administrative and clerical tasks and take an active part in daily operations of the Counseling Center. CUNY CAPS also assist in outreach to counseling center clients and are part of our intake coordination team.
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY FWS is financial aid received in the form of hourly wages from a job which you obtain through the Financial Aid Office. FWS serves as source of financial assistance to students. It offers a training ground where you can gain valuable work experience, and it encourages you to participate in community service-based organizations. The work-study program provides the college and agencies with a much-needed source of manpower. In addition, it attempts to give you practical experience in your field of interest or place you in meaningful community service work.
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 1. Students must be matriculated and enrolled for at least half-time study (minimum of 6 credits or equated credits). 2. Students must be U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, or other eligible non-citizen classifications. 3. Students must have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by an established deadline. 4. Students must demonstrate financial need. (Need is established by a uniform need analysis evaluation performed by CUNY according to Federal guidelines.) 5. Students must remain in good academic standing and make satisfactory progress.