Apply to be a Resident Mentor

Application Requirements

  • Application – fill out Google Form application
  • Mentor Reference Form – Email your current mentor the link to the reference form (required)
  • Resume – submit resume via email
  • Additional Reference Form (should be from a professor, TA, RD, high school counselor, high school teacher, employer – no family or friends)

Required Qualifications

  • Interest in engaging with and helping others!
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 at time of application
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 at end of spring semester
  • Major in engineering or science field (includes Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Sciences, Natural Resources, Textiles, and the LSFY Program)
  • Will have completed a minimum of 29 credits by Fall 2018
  • Complete all WISE requirements in the Fall and Spring semesters!
  • Experience living in a residence hall setting
  • Willing to live in Lee Hall on the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th floors
  • Good judicial standing with University Housing and Student Conduct
  • Capable of working independently and in groups
  • Organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of campus resources and services
  • Participate in Room Selection process – Dr. Ashton will move Mentor Suites
  • Participate in Mentor Training and WISE Bridge/Wolfpack Welcome Week

Job Responsibilities

  • Commit to working a minimum of 7-10 hours per week
    • (the weeks of training/move-in/Bridge/Wolfpack Welcome Week will be longer)
  • Assist with opening, Summer Bridge Program, and Wolfpack Welcome Week activities
  • Serve as a role model for the WISE Village and university communities
  • Relationship building: one-on-one and as a mentee for the WISE community
  • Regular interaction and engagement with mentees
    • Suite/room visits, meals, coffee breaks, study nights, etc.
    • One-on-ones with each mentee twice per semester
  • Help students become familiar with university resources
    • Advise and refer residents to appropriate university resources as the need arises
  • Work with RAs and other staff to build community in the WISE Village
  • Provide social programming for Mentees
  • Help set-up/clean-up the WISE Speakers Series and other events as needed
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Administrative and other duties as assigned

Resident Mentor Benefits

  • Yearly compensation package totaling $1500-1700 (mentors will be responsible for all room charges)
  • Dining Dollars totaling $150 per semester
  • Guaranteed room assignment in Lee Hall (choose your own roommate)
  • Enhanced academic focus
  • Learn valuable leadership, time management, communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping others

Timeline for Application and Hiring Process

  • Applications available Monday, November 27 @ 10:00 AM
  • Final application due Monday, January 19 @ 3:00 PM
  • Invitation for Interviews will go out mid-January
  • Interviews will begin mid to late January
  • Participate in Room Selection process – Dr. Ashton will move mentors into Mentor Suites
  • Offer letters will go out late February

For more information, please contact the WISE Associate Director.